Health Tip: Urinary Tract Infections Are Common in
(HealthDay News) -- By the time they're 5, about 8 percent of
girls and up to 2 percent of boys will have had a urinary tract
infection (UTI), the Nemours Foundation says.
The foundation says these factors can increase a youngster's
risk of developing a UTI:
- Being female, especially a young girl who is toilet
- Being an uncircumcised boy, younger than age 1.
- Having a urinary tract abnormality.
- Having an abnormal backward flow of urine from the
- Having poor toilet or hygiene habits.
- Using soaps or bubble baths that irritate the urethra.
- Having a family history of UTI.
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