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Do Baby Baths Cause Uti
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
Yes: As baby girls change into todlers their outer labia begins to decrease in relative size and may no longer remain closed during bathing. As they sit in a tub, their labia may open and expose vulnerable tissue to irritants in soaps, shampoos, or bubble bath beads.A soap film left overnight may trigger itching & discharge, all leading to pain with voids and possably germs pushed into the bladder. ...Read more
Confusing question: UTI's are caused by germs at any age. In younger patients you would be concerned about abnormalities in the urinary tract and outflow structures that could predispose the kid to UTI's. Simple entrapment of urine flow by a redundant foreskin or knitting of the labia can predispose them ti UTI's. ...Read more
Potentially: Females are at higher risk for utis for many reasons but primarily because of a shorter urethra (tube that connects the bladder to the outside world). The biggest risk factor is being sexually active, but baths can certainly also make females more prone to developing utis, particularly if they have poor hygiene since the organisms in the vaginal and peri-anal area have easy access to the urethra. ...Read more
I have very frequint utis sometimes as often as twice a month an I don't take baths what could bd causing this?
Several things: The three most common causes are baths, thongs, and intercourse (make sure you urinate afterward). Other things that can contributed are hygeine (you should wipe front to back). If none of these are issues, ask your doctor to culture the urine to identify the exact bacteria - this may give some clues as to where it is coming from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor 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?
No it will not: Taking more baths will not help as the cause of your recurrent utis is not because you are not clean.You can try cranberry juice 8 ozs daily or longer corse of antibiotics, or yoy can tryuro-vaxom once a day as it can reduce the risk of recurrence by 50%, if still getting recurrrent e coli than you need to consult a urologist to rule out obstruction in theurinary tract causing recurrent infections. ...Read more
I love taking baths, but always scared i'll get a uti. What can I do to make sure i don't get a UTI when i take a bath. Thank you!
Nothing: You do not get a UTI if you take a bath, unless bath means something else that people would understand using this term. ...Read more
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