I took my 11 month old daughter to the doctor after she had a fever of 101.1. They took a urine sample. I was told then she didn't have an infection but were going to send urine to test again. I received a call today saying that that test came back "very positIve" so they want to start her on antibiotics. I know if she does have an infection it can cause damage to her kidneys but since it's not a sure thing I don't know if I should give her the antibiotics since they themselves should be used sparingly. Her fever is gone. I had been thinking it was just from teething but was told teething shouldn't cause high of a fever. Any advice? Experiences or ways to combat the infection naturally in case she does have an infection?
Accepted Answerdenise.landa April 15, 9:01 AMPositive for a bacteria can be the cause of infection I suppose. .I just don't understand why the first test was so clean then. We are going back Thursday and they'll be taking another sample to test but they want her to start the antibiotics now. . Wouldn't that mess with results then? ..
Accepted Answereditor April 15, 9:36 AMIf the test came back positive she does have a UTI. Often the rapid tests show a false negative but once cultured, they come back positive. I would have her take the antibiotics. UTIs are very uncomfortable, and, left untreated can cause other trouble down the road. By taking the ABX now, they will be able to tell on Thursday whether they are working properly so they can tweak things if needed. While abx used to be overprescribed, now they are used much more sparingly, and I tend to take docs seriously when they prescribe them.
Accepted Answerflygirl April 15, 3:38 PMwe had the same problem with my nephew, first test was negative but after they had to repeat, he turned out positive. we had him take the antibiotics
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