How are Urinary Tract Infections Treated?

A chronic urinary tract infection is a repeated or prolonged bacterial infection of the bladder or urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body.

While urinary tract infections are common, some women suffer from repeated or recurrent infections (also known as a recurrent bladder infection, or cystitis).

Chronic urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotics. Long-term, low-dose preventative antibiotics may be recommended after the symptoms of the infection have subsided.