Some uncomplicated infections may clear up on their own in a week or two. However, most UTIs require antibiotics for treatment.
If left untreated for a prolonged period, there is a risk of the infection getting worse. Untreated urinary tract infections can cause kidney damage. If the infection spreads to other parts of the body, it can lead to sepsis. It is vital to consult with a physician if you have a UTI that has not resolved on its own or if the symptoms persist/keep getting worse.
For uncomplicated UTIs, you can use over-the-counter medications to help relieve the symptoms. You can learn more about it in this link.
Urinalysis strip (dipstick) is a narrow plastic strip which has several square-shaped pads of different colors attached to it. Each small pad represents a component of the test used to interpret urinalysis. When dipped in the urine, pad colors change in response to the chemical characteristics of the urine. The color changes are noted at specific time intervals and compared against the reference color chart/key.