Symptoms in children
Children with a kidney infection may have the following symptoms:
- smelly pee
- blood in their pee
- wetting the bed
- a high temperature and feeling unwell (they may complain of tummy ache)
- vomiting and/or not feeding well
A child younger than 2 with a kidney infection may only have a high temperature, without any other obvious symptoms.
When to see your GP
See your GP if you feel feverish and you have pain in your tummy, lower back or genitals that won't go away.
Contact your GP immediately if you think your child may have a kidney infection.
Kidney infections require prompt treatment with antibiotics.