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Kidney doctors, how to prevent a urinary tract infection?

Kidney doctors, how to prevent a urinary tract infection?

Try the following: Empy bladder soon after sex, never use bubble bath & shower rather than bathe, use cotton underwerar & never thongs, avoid/treat constipation if present, drink plenty of water and avoid retaining urine which means urinate every 3 hours or so, drink cranberry juice or cranberry tablets or gelgaps to reduce ability of bacteria to adhere to bladder wall lining. Avoid feminine douches & deodorants. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Infection (Definition)

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


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How to prevent urinary tract infection in toddlers?

How to prevent urinary tract infection in toddlers?

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 more

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How to prevent urinary tract infection on honeymoon?

The following: Urinate to empty bladder after sex & before going to sleep. Shower rather than bathe. Avoid thong or sythetic underwear. Don't let yourself get constipated. Drink pl;enty of fluids & empty bladder every 3 hours or so. Good luck & have a great honeymoon. ...Read more

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How to prevent urinary tract infection during sexual intercourse?

How to prevent urinary tract infection during sexual intercourse?

A few ideas: First, drink lots of water before and after sex. Empty your bladder just before and after sex. Second, be gentle or ask your partner to be gentle. Sometimes aggressive or rough sex can increase trauma to urethra. Third, control the position you're having sex in, if it's painful to you, ask your partner to switch positions with you. Last, can try the otc cranberry preps. Finally, antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can i prevent reccurent urinary tract infections?

How can i prevent reccurent urinary tract infections?

Hydration: One way to help reduce urinary infections, is to keep the bladder 'flushing'. You can do that by DRINKING water or other fluids. The body was designed to 'flush' out bacteria, so good to take advantage of that. Cranberry juice may help, since it contains mannose which is a sugar that binds to E. coli- the commonest cause of UTIs. If your infections are very frequent see a doctor for more help. ...Read more

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How can you prevent urinary tract infections before they happen?

How can you prevent urinary tract infections before they happen?

Several things: Drink lots of water daily, vitamin c and cranberry juice make the urine more acidic which tends to discourage infection, urinate often-don't hold urine as long as possible, avoid foreign agents like douches, feminine scented products, avoid contamination from rectal secretions/contents. ...Read more

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How do I prevent urinary tract infections in a quadriplegic with a suprapubic catheter?

How do I prevent urinary tract infections in a quadriplegic with a suprapubic catheter?

Urinary antiseptic: Taking urinary antiseptic, e.g., methenamine mandelate (uroquid) along with maintaing strict sterile technique while catheterizing would reduce the incidents of uti. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent or to treat urinary tract infection?

Drink fluids: Watch partner with infection avoid wet bathing suits. ...Read more

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Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...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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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more