UTIs can become miserable quickly, so we do recommend prompt evaluation, even if symptoms are mild. However, if your child is not in too much discomfort and doesn’t have any fever or vomiting, you can probably manage at home until morning. You may give Tylenol OR ibuprofen for discomfort. Cranberry juice and increasing fluid intake can be helpful. Over-the-counter phenazopyridine can be very helpful for urinary pain if your child is at least 12yrs old. If your child becomes very uncomfortable, develops fever > 101, or has vomiting, he/she should be taken to an ER.
I think my child might have a urinary tract infection (bladder or kidney infection)