A mild bladder infection may go away on its own within a few days. If it doesn’t, it’s usually treated with antibiotics. You usually start to feel better in a day or so, but be sure take all the medicine as directed.
For women past menopause, your doctor may also suggest a vaginal cream with estrogen, if it’s safe for you.
For men who have a bladder infection caused by a prostate infection, you may be on antibiotics for several weeks.
Your doctor may also give you medicine to help with symptoms such as pain or the constant urge to pee.
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