Saturday, February 25, 2012

Acute Pain related to Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is one of the infections that are very common both in men and women. Pains that are unbearable and discomfort go along with urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infection is caused by bacteria particularly E. coli that enter the urinary tract, urethra and bladder.

Some symptoms of these are frequent urge to eliminate urine, blood in the urine, pains in the abdomen, and pain every time the patient urinate. Urinary tract infection recovery time differ as its seriousness does.

Generally, these kinds of infections are caused by bacteria from outside the body getting a foothold in the urinary tract. Poor hygiene and sexual intercourse are among the leading ways that these bacteria get in.

Irritants such as catheters can increase the chances of getting a UTI by wearing away at the protective layers of tissue in the urinary tract itself.

Home based or over the counter urinary tract infection remedies include:
  • Drink lots of water. This will help flush the system and reduce the bacteria level to the point that your immune system can handle it.
  • Avoid sugar, which will help to feed the bacteria.
  • Unsweetened cranberry juice is a proven urinary tract infection remedy. Chemicals in the juice help prevent the bacteria from finding a purchase on the urinary tract walls.
  • Orange juice and other acidic fruit juices help by increasing the acid content of the urine, which will further inhibit bacterial growth.

Nursing Diagnosis Acute Pain related to Urinary Tract Infection

Results Criteria:
  • Patients report no pain during urination.
  • There is no tension Bladder
  • The patient appeared calm
  • Calm expression
Nursing Interventions Acute Pain related to Urinary Tract Infection:

1. Assess the intensity, location, and factors that aggravate or relieve pain.
Rational: Pain is a great sign of infection

2. Provide adequate rest periods and activity levels that can be tolerant.
Rationale: Clients can rest in peace and to relax the muscles

3. Encourage drinking lots of 2-3 liters if no contraindications
Rational: To assist clients in urination

4. Give analgesics according to the therapy program.
Rational: Analgesic block the path of pain

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  1. I was diagnosed with one this evening this is my 5th its a recurring problem !! They are painful buggers but thankfully the 3 day course of antibiotics always does the trick :) I've been advised by my doctor to buy home test kits to catch it early if I have suspicions, I would recommend this to all of you but this is not a diagnosis you will have to go to the doctors but you can tell them if the test was positive or negative and it helps them. He also advised me using ADULT DIAPERS. Thanks!

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