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Bubble Bath Uti
Yes: Bubble-bath is quite a well-known cause of utis in lttle girls. Chemicals in bubble-bath irritate urinary opening, enter the most distal urethra and can even get all way up into the bladder. Chemical irritation damages urethral & bladder lining making it easier for bacteria to attach & penetrate creating the initial focus for a uti. Bacteria , once in the urinary tract multiply. Do not use bb. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more
Unlikely: Soap and water may reduce chance.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can uti's be linked to taking frequent bubble baths in adults? Have heard they do in children.... This is my 3rd UTI in less 3 months...Suggestions?
Son (2 1/2) normally takes bubble baths. He seems to be upset today about his penis hurting and acting out a lot. Is it possible he has a uti?
Just watch and...: It's hard to decide on on-time event as described. Hurting penis occurs all the time either in bath or not if indeed he has uti. If not, he's probably okay just happening once. If persisting and if running fever with such irritation, see pediatricians and get urinalysis done properly. Of note, bubble bath has not blamed to connect with UTI in boys. For girls, yes to a sense. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 yr old with small blisters all over her body tried some hypo allegernic bubble bath today for the 1st time could that have cause a reaction?
Infection/allergy: Blisters are a common symptom of many infectious illnesses, including chickenpox, cold sores, and a skin infection called impetigo. She could have chickenpox. Has she been vaccinated against varicella? If not, has she been exposed? Allergic contact dermatitis caused by an allergy to a chemical (the bubble bath) is also possible. Please take her to her Ped. tomorrow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Never! : If by baby you mean a child less than a year, then never! babies don't need bubbles, they don't need perfumes, they don't need detergents, they hardly need " soap" at all! your babies skin will be healthiest with minimal bathing, every other day or so. If it smells good, don't use it! i recommend an organic body bar for my pediatric patients that comes from the middle of nowhere in montana. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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