Urinary tract infections (UTIs) must be treated promptly by your doctor. Left untreated, a UTI can be painful and may spread. There are several things you should avoid while you have a UTI in order to prevent worsening of symptoms. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections affecting older adults, especially women. If you have a UTI without complications, and you are otherwise in good health, your doctor might prescribe a shorter urinary tract infection treatment, such as a 3-day course of antibiotics. However, treatment type and length will depend on your medical profile and specific symptoms. Additionally, your physician may prescribe pain medication that relieves burning during urination, but pain is usually relieved shortly after beginning the antibiotic treatment. Below is some information to help you know what to do if you have a UTI infection in order to prevent exacerbating your UTI symptoms.