Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections (In Women)

UTI symptoms and treatment. Urinary Tract Infections treated at Peak Pharmacy | Pharmacy First
This is an NHS-funded service available for women aged 16 to 64.

What is an Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections that affect the bladder, the kidneys and the tubes connected to them.

Anyone can get them, but they’re particularly common in women.

UTIs can be painful and uncomfortable, but usually pass within a few days and can be treated with antibiotics.

What are the symptoms of a UTI (Urinary Tract Infections)?

Infections of the bladder or urethra (the tube that carries urine out of your body) are known as lower UTIs.

UTI symptoms include:

  • Needing to pass urine more often
  • Needing to pass urine at night
  • Burning pain or discomfort when urinating
  • Sudden urges to pass urine
  • Feeling as though you haven’t emptied your bladder fully
  • Urine that is cloudy, foul-smelling or contains blood
  • Pain low down in your tummy
  • Feeling unwell, achy and tired

How can Peak Pharmacy help?

Our Pharmacists are able to help women aged from 16 to 64 years with symptoms of a lower UTI.

They will ask you about your medical history and other symptoms to exclude more serious conditions that need urgent referral to your GP or other sources of help.

If your symptoms are mild, pain relief and products you can buy over the counter will be recommended.

If your UTI symptoms are moderate to severe and treatment with antibiotics is considered to be needed, our Pharmacists can provide this.

Do I need to bring anything with me to the Pharmacy?

It would be helpful if you could bring a small urine sample, in a clean and clear bottle. However, if you are unable, this won't affect our Pharmacists seeing you.

What if I am aged under 16 or over 64 or I am male?

If you are outside the age range or gender we are unable to offer the service, although our Pharmacists or members of the Pharmacy Team can give self-care advice or refer you to your GP as appropriate.

* Our online consultations are carried out by one of our Pharmacists.