Recovery & Support for Children with Urinary Tract Infections
Most urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children can be treated at home. But some children, especially those with congenital kidney and urinary tract problems or other medical conditions that can lead to frequent or more severe infections, may need treatment in the hospital.
Our experts coordinate care for children through the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. Our specialists can connect families with resources and information to ensure that every child receives the most appropriate care during a hospital stay. They also ensure that relevant medical information is shared with your child’s pediatrician.
Our experts can offer a variety of tips to help your child improve his or her bathroom habits and hygiene, reducing the risk of future UTIs.
UTIs may cause diarrhea and vomiting in children. Our specialists can offer your family advice about how to keep your child well-hydrated with clear liquids and make suggestions about which soft foods to offer your child as he or she recovers.
Our specialists offer emotional support to children and families who have frequent UTIs due to a congenital kidney or urinary tract problem or chronic kidney disease. Our counselors can help families cope with the stress of managing a chronic condition or hospitalization.
Social workers at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital can also connect your family with wellness services, such as recreational play or art therapy, if your child is treated in the hospital.