It makes it difficult for caregivers to identify a UTI early before it progresses. And, it can also be very frustrating as the patient cannot fully express nor communicate what their body is going through.
So, here are some tips on what to look for: 1.) Cloudy or dark colored urine, 2.) Urine may even have some blood in it, 3.) Foul smelling odor of the urine, 4.) Frequent urination, 5.) Visible pain/discomfort with urinating (facial expressions), 6.) Unexplained onset of confusion, tiredness/fatigue.
*Also, it is very important for caregivers to properly perform clean practices and hygiene when manually cleaning their patient. The caregiver should always wipe from front to back, and never wipe from back to front. Wiping back to front is a common cause of UTIs, and it is completely avoidable by properly wiping/cleaning from front to back.
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