The most common symptom of urinary tract infection is a painful, burning sensation when passing urine. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria entering the urethra and multiplying in the bladder. They are usually treated successfully with antibiotics prescribed by a doctor. Urinary tract infections are quite common, especially among women and children.
Normal urine is sterile and contains no germs such as bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract via the urethra. UTIs are most commonly caused by bacteria that normally live in the bowel.
The urinary tract consists of the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. The urethra is the opening to the urinary tract where urine comes out.
UTI can be classified by the area of the urinary tract that it affects:
Buccaline is used to boost the body's immune system against bacterial infection during the cold & flu season. While it will not prevent cold or flu, it reduces the risk of complications that often arise when bacterial infections worsen viral infections.
In essence, Buccaline is a short-acting immunization against certain types of bacteria. In patients 7 years of age and up it is administered in a series of seven tablets taken over the course of 3 days; patients under 7 take four tablets over three days. Each tablet contains:
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Prescriptions from specialists like dentists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists are $15.
There may be an additional cost if a prescription medicine is not fully subsidised.
Once patients and their families have collected 20 new prescription items in a year, they can get a prescription subsidy, which means they won’t have to pay any more prescription charges until 1 February the following year.
What is a prescription subsidy?
The subsidy is aimed at reducing costs for families and people who are prescribed a lot of medicines.
You become eligible for the subsidy once you have paid for 20 new prescription medicine items from 1 February each year. Once you're eligible, you do not have to pay any more prescription charges for the rest of that year (to 31 January).
You can reach the 20-item threshold by combining prescription items for your partner and dependent children aged from 14 up to 18.
Just tell your regular pharmacist the names of all the people in your family to help them keep track of how many items you've paid for.
This information is gathered electronically so you no longer need to keep your receipts.
Please note, as there is no prescription charge on items for children aged 13 and under, these items can’t be counted as part of the 20-item threshold.
Pharmacists are required to record the sale of these medicines and would need to record details such as the date of birth, name and address of customer. Most sought after Pharmacist-only medications and conditions are: Voltaren 25 mg - anti inflammatory pain reliever, oral or vaginal thrush treatments, eye infection drops, mouth ulcers medication, skin problems such as itching, rashes and Buccaline - Oral antibacterial prophylaxis of complications of colds.
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