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Can a soapy bath cause UTI in men?

Can a soapy bath cause UTI in men?

Unlikely: Because of the shape and design of the male urethra it is unlikely, but possible. ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

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


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Can a bubblr bath cause my daughters uti?

Can a bubblr bath cause my daughters uti?

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

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Can masturbation in bath tub cause uti?

No: No good evidence to suggest that masturbation in a bath tub increases the risk of a uti. ...Read more

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What causes UTI in babies?

What causes UTI in babies?

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

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Are young females prone to uti's if taking lots of baths?

Are young females prone to uti's if taking lots of baths?

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

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I have very frequint utis sometimes as often as twice a month an I don't take baths what could bd causing this?

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 more

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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?

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?

Yes: The urethra is very short in females and bubble baths can irritate the opening increasing the likelihood of bacterial invaders. Improper wiping(back to front), frequent sex including anal intercourse, and inadequate fluid intake are also contributors. ...Read more

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If living in nursing home and having recurrent e coli utis, will taking more baths help?

If living in nursing home and having recurrent e coli utis, will taking more baths help?

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

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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

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