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Can Swimming In Cold Water Cause Urinary Tract Infections
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Depends: Is your toddler potty trained? If yes there are 2 very important things 1. Make sure they are voiding often ( every 2 hours by the click during the day) 2. Make sure they are not getting constipated... They should be pooping every day and their poop should be soft. Make sure they are drinking plenty of fluids. Remember that utis in toddlers are rarely dangerous unless associated with a high fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water won't help: If symptoms are discharge (white or yellow) and pain or discomfort on urination, then you probably have an STD -- gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). If not sexually active, it must be something else, such as a stricture (partial blockage) of the urethra. Either way, this needs direct medical care for diagnosis and treatment, probably an antibiotic. Drinking water won't help. ...Read more
Bacteria from stool: Majority of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI) are bacteria that live in our intestines. Girls without any anatomical problems most often get UTI because they are not wiping in the correct direction (ie. Front to back) after urination. In teenage girls another cause can be sexual activity. ...Read more
No: Though warm, well hydrated mucous membranes are one of our first lines of defense against respiratory infections, there is no evidence that cold drinks or cold foods has any permanent effect or increases our susceptibility to respiratory infections. The membranes warm up very quickly after we ingest cold food or drink. Enjoy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are several types: streptococcus pneumoniae, staphylococcus aureus, atypical bacteria such as chlamydophila pneumoniae, mycoplasma pneumoniae, and legionella pneumophila. Also sometimes haemophilus influenzae, klebsiella pneumoniae, escherichia coli, pseudomonas aeruginosa and moraxella catarrhalis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: Are you sure the pain you referred to from UTI? If sure, antibiotics with judicious use of mucosal soothing agent such as pyridium (phenazopyridine) will help to ease; if not, look into other causes for the pain and decide what you need. How to get these confused matters set straight is not that hard if following instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to... ...Read more
Two ways: Researchers now believe that cranberries contain substances that prevent infection-causing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract walls. Scientists used to believe that cranberries protected against utis by making the urine more acidic, and therefore inhospitable, to bacteria. ...Read more
Many causes: Utis are caused by bacteria getting into bladder and multiplying. Bacteria can enter during sex and hence reason to urinate after sex. Toilet hygiene, not wiping front to back, also keeping thighs closed which traps urine in vagina. Bubble-bath and tubs rather than showers. Thong and non-cotton underwear. Constipation. Withholding urination, drinking too little or urinating often enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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