Infections of the urinary tract are common and can be very unpleasant and painful. Females are 4-times more likely to get a urinary tract infection (UTI). If you think you have a UTI, please consult your doctor for treatment options.
This is how you can effectively prevent a urinary tract infection:
- Drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water per day (unless prescribed differently by your doctor in case of heart or kidney disease.)
- Protect your body from getting too cold. If your clothes get wet, change them as quickly as possible. Change bathing suits immediately after getting out of the water.
- If you have to urinate, don’t wait too long, but rather go to the bathroom as soon as you can. To urinate 5 to 8 times a day is normal.
- Don’t engage your abs too much while urinating, but rather try to relax.
- Try to eat lots of fruits and veggies in order to promote a healthy stool consistency.
- Clean your genital area from front to back after pooping.
- As a women, go to clean your genital area no later than 15 minutes after intercourse.
- Change your underwear daily. Make sure they are not too tight and cotton.
- Don’t overly clean your genital area. Once per day is sufficient. Make sure to only use skin-friendly Liquid soap.
- Do not use disinfectant spray or intimate spray in your genital area in order to protect the acid protection film on your skin.
- Make sure to change the towel you use to clean your genital area on a daily basis. Please make sure to not use a towel that other people in your family or living conditions have used.
- Avoid foam baths or salt baths as they can irritate the urethra.
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