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Urethritis is a swelling of the urethra. This is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. Sometimes the problem can be caused by the chemicals in soap, bubble bath, or laundry soap. This is called chemical urethritis. The symptoms may seem like a urinary tract infection. But it isn't an infection.
In most cases, this problem goes away in a few days if your child stays away from the chemical.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: March 1, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics
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