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is there a connection between bubble baths and urinary tract infections (utis)?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Bubble baths/scented shampoos/ dirty bath water all have been linked to uti's in females from toddlers to adults. These agents can trigger irritation directly or leave a soapy film on female genitals. If not well rinsed, it may remain & trigger itching/redness/drainage. Bacteria may accompany the irritation & make the short trip to the bladder. I rarely see it in males, different parts.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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