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16 Jun 2014 18:22

Taking a round of antibiotics can nip a UTI in the bud — but, even better, there are steps you can take to protect yourself from UTIs in the first place. You may not always be able to prevent bacteria from infecting your urinary tract, but here's a list of the simple things you can do to help defend against a UTI:

16 Jun 2014 18:22

1. Let the genital area breathe. That means wearing loose-fitting pants that aren't snug in the genitals. Cotton underwear or pantyhose with a cotton crotch are better choices than synthetic options — and be sure to change them daily.

16 Jun 2014 18:23

2. Opt for pads rather than tampons. Tampons may increase the risk of developing a UTI, so wear pads instead if you're prone to the infections. Each time you use the bathroom, remember to swap out for a clean pad.

16 Jun 2014 18:24

3. Don't douche. Keep all perfumed products away from your genitals. In addition to douches, be sure to avoid using a fragranced powder or spray.

16 Jun 2014 18:25

4. Choose showers over baths. To keep bacteria out of the urethra, shower regularly instead of soaking in a bath. It's also a good idea to avoid using bath oils when you bathe.

16 Jun 2014 18:28

5. Keep yourself clean. Wash the an*s and genitals before and after you have s*x. It's also a good idea to urinate before you have s*x, and again afterwards to flush out any bacteria that may have crept into the urethra.

16 Jun 2014 18:29

6. Wipe right. After you use the bathroom, be sure to wipe from front to back (not the other way around) in order to keep bacteria from the rectum from reaching the genitals.

16 Jun 2014 18:30

7. Stay hydrated with the right fluids. Keep flushing bacteria out of your system by drinking between two and four quarts of fluids every day. Opt for water or cranberry juice (but avoid cranberry juice if kidney stones run in your family or you've had them in the past, or if you take the drug warfarin). And try to avoid fluids that can irritate the bladder, such as caffeinated drinks and alcohol.

Edited by Rhemzky_26 / 16 Jun 2014 18:31
16 Jun 2014 18:32

8. Ditch the diaphragm. Using a diaphragm as a contraceptive can increase the risk of developing a UTI because it can prevent you from totally emptying your bladder, which allows bacteria to multiply. Opt for another form of birth control if you use a diaphragm and get frequent UTIs.

16 Jun 2014 18:33

9. Don't hold it. When you've got to go, go. Don't hold your urine when you feel the urge.

16 Jun 2014 18:34

10. Take antibiotics. Some women experience recurrent urinary tract infections. If you get them often, your doctor may recommend that you take antibiotics to help prevent them. You may need to take one antibiotic pill each day, or only after you have s*x. Your doctor can help you determine whether antibiotics are the best method of preventing UTIs for you.

16 Jun 2014 18:37

These are good practices for anyone who wants to prevent a UTI, but especially for those who get them easily and frequently. If you do notice UTI symptoms, head to your doctor promptly for UTI treatment to prevent progression of the infection — and to relieve your discomfort as soon as possible.

17 Jun 2014 02:40

According to W.H.O.-world health organization cause of urinary tract infection, cervical cancer, & mayoma due of poor sanitary napkins.
All sanitary napkins coming from recycled materials.
They are using bleaching chemical like "dioxin " this is more dangerous than cyanide and arsenic.
Poor sanitary napkins using also white rugby.
Remember genitals is open wound.
During mens period it is very front in infection because discharged waste is protein easily to attack by bacteria.

17 Jun 2014 02:57

thanks for the info sir clix

17 Jun 2014 03:04

The Awful Truth About Antibiotics : Antibiotics are standard treatment for UTIs. Although they have saved millions of lives, antibiotics must be used appropriately— and sparingly. The danger in using them for UTIs is twofold. One, they’re not necessary, because there are excellent nonantibiotic UTI remedies available.Two, they tend to make the situation worse in the long run. Antibiotics kill off both the bad and the “good” bacteria, the ones we need to stay healthy and avoid future UTIs and yeast infections. Infact, a women who used vaginal probiotic (good bacteria) suppositories had fewer UTIs than women who used a placebo, or fake probiotic. Clearly, good bacteria are our friends, and we need to do everything we can to keep them happy.

17 Jun 2014 03:09

A Berry Good Remedy : If you have an ongoing problem with UTIs, you’ve probably tried cranberry juice as a remedy or preventive measure. Cranberries and cranberry juice contain substances that prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder lining. The only trick is that it’s best to use unsweetened cranberries or cranberry juice, and those are both extremely tart. Fortunately, you need to drink only four to ten ounces of cranberry juice daily.Try adding a few drops of the no-calorie herbal sweetener, stevia. Cranberry supplements are another option. I recommend a dose of 500 mg twice daily.

17 Jun 2014 03:26

Drink plenty of water

17 Jun 2014 03:28

amit thanks for another info

21 Jun 2014 14:31

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21 Jun 2014 14:49

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