A 46-year-old member asked:
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could bar soap in the shower cause a uti?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
No: Bars of soap do not cause urinary tract infections. Urinary tract infections in general are caused by bacteria that ascend up through the urethral and into the bladder where they start to multiply.
Answered on May 11, 2018
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Yes and no: Soap can cause irritation that may be sensed as a UTI. Recommend trying Dove soap, Luvena, or no soap at all to was vagina/urethral area.
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
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Probably yes: Holding the urine excessively may allow some urine leaking to occur thru the urethra , the opening from the bladder to the skin. Bacteria can then wi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Using soap: May actually be causing or at least contributing to it. It is a highly sensitive area and soap can be irritating.
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Dr. Bob Ourian
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It doesn't matter: It doesn't matter what soap you use. You're probably on antibiotics for the UTI and that will take care of it.
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