Hi I just saw your post, could a UTI be treated without a trip to the doctor? I'm not on insurance and I still live at home and my parents don't know I'm having sex so it'll be awkward bringing it up, Thanks!
Unfortunately you will need to get something stronger than over the counter medication to combat a UTI. There are medications that you can pick up that will relieve the symptoms, but they will not cure the UTI.
I also want to be clear- people can get UTIs without having sex. A friend of mine used to get UTIs all the time when she was eight. The sex act itself isn’t what causes the infection, it’s the fecal bacteria entering your urethra that’s the problem. Maybe you just wiped the wrong way! Your parents don’t have to know.
I also want to point out that a UTI won’t just “go away” if left untreated. They can lead to a more serious and permanent problems, especially with your kidneys. If you are feeling any of the symptoms, please seek medical attention ASAP.