Fever And Chills
One of the more dire symptoms of a urinary tract infection is fever and chills. While this can occur at any time during a UTI, it is most common when the infection has reached the kidneys. Again, this is the body's response to fighting the bacteria, because by warming their body up, the individual's immune system is attempting to kill the bacteria in their system. However, if the fever or chills become worse, or if it does not go away, patients should see a doctor.
The bacteria can greatly damage their kidneys, which could lead to loss of life in some cases. In others, it may cripple their body's performance for the rest of the individual's life. It is not unusual to feel nauseous or to even vomit at this stage. Because of the seriousness of the condition, if individuals start to develop a persistent fever, they should have a doctor examine them. At this stage, drinking cranberry juice is not going to be enough. Instead, patients will need specific antibiotics to remove the bacteria from their kidneys and urinary tract.