Did you know that if you’re a woman, you are more likely to get a urinary tract infection? According to some doctors, a woman’s lifetime probability of developing a UTI is as high as one in two, with many women experiencing recurring infections for years. Additionally, one in every ten males will have a UTI during their lifespan. Here’s some information on UTIs, including treating them and reducing your chances of developing the condition. 
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract. These organisms are so tiny that one cannot see them without a microscope. Bacteria cause the majority of UTIs. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) is a very common condition in humans. Most UTIs only affect the urethra and bladder in the lower tract. However, sometimes they can affect the ureters and kidneys in the upper tract. Although upper tract UTIs are less common than lower tract UTIs, they are typically more severe. 
Nitrofurantoin is an effective antibiotic and has a low risk of causing bacterial resistance. It is used to treat urinary tract infections caused by susceptible bacteria. On the other hand, Trimethoprim is an antibiotic used to treat bladder or kidney infections and ear infections caused by specific bacteria.  Both are available online from e-Surgery for future infections if you have previously been prescribed this medication.
The treatment and dosage you receive are determined by a variety of factors, such as whether your condition is severe or uncomplicated. Your GP may wish to take a urine sample.  Once they have established you have a UTI they may offer self-care advice and recommend taking a pain killer in addition to antibiotics if they are required. It’s important to finish the whole course of antibiotics, even if you start to feel better, and to speak to your doctor about any concerns you may have or if your condition does not improve after treatment. If you suffer from recurrent UTIs, you may be able to order treatment ahead of time online from e-Surgery.
Common nitrofurantoin side effects may include:
Get emergency medical attention if you have any allergic reaction to nitrofurantoin or Trimethoprim and have symptoms like breathing issues, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, hives or neck. 
Common side effects of Trimethoprim include:
In rare cases, individuals may develop severe symptoms, so get immediate medical attention if you experience any unusual or severe effects after taking either of the two drugs.
The standard treatment from e-Surgery consists of taking 200mg of Trimethoprim twice daily for 3 days.
The standard treatment from e-Surgery consists of 100mg Nitrofurantoin slow-release tablets taken twice a day for 3 days.