First Aid: Pain With Urinating (Peeing)enparents it hurts to pee, a urinary tract infection (UTI) is usually to blame. But there are other causes. Here's what to do.urine, urination, pain, urinary system, irritation, injury, genitals, stones, minerals, urinary tract, UTI, infection, burning, stinging, bad-smelling, bloody, discolored, fever, chills, decreased appetite, decreased activity, no appetite, lethargy, lethargic, irritable, irritability, nausea, vomiting, lower back pain, abdomen, abdominal pain, wetting, bedwetting10/20/200907/10/201809/02/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD07/03/201819085bc9-3c9c-4a81-abdc-681e16669fc7<p><a href=""><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p>Pain while peeing (urinating) can be caused by different things, including:</p> <ul> <li>infection in the <a href="">urinary tract</a></li> <li>irritation or injury of the genital area</li> <li><a href="">stones</a>&nbsp;(small masses of minerals) in the urinary tract</li> </ul> <p><a href="">Urinary tract infections (UTIs)</a>&nbsp;are the most common cause of pain during peeing.</p> <h3>Signs and Symptoms</h3> <ul> <li>burning or stinging with peeing</li> <li>the urge to pee more often</li> <li>bad-smelling, bloody, or discolored pee</li> <li><a href="">fever</a> or chills</li> <li>decreased appetite or activity</li> <li>irritability</li> <li>nausea or <a href="">vomiting</a></li> <li>lower back pain or <a href="">abdominal (belly) pain</a></li> <li>wetting accidents (in potty-trained kids)</li> </ul> <h3>What to Do</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Call the doctor if your child has pain while peeing or can't pee.</li> <li>Follow the doctor's treatment instructions.</li> <li>Encourage drinking lots of water and other caffeine-free liquids.</li> <li>Give <a href="">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="">ibuprofen</a> as needed for discomfort.</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Avoid bubble baths and perfumed soaps. Wash the genital area with only mild soap or lukewarm water.</li> <li>Change soiled and very wet diapers right away.</li> <li>Remind kids to go to the bathroom often.</li> <li>Teach girls to gently wipe from front to back and make sure no tiny pieces of toilet paper get left behind.</li> <li>Sexually active teens should get tested for <a href="">sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)</a>.</li> </ul>
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