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How To Get Rid Of A Uti

How To Get Rid Of A Uti

In this clip, Dr. Michael Smith gives useful tips on how to handle conditions related to Urinary Tract Infections. Most of these useful tips are for women, which includes getting timely advice from the physician.

I am going to talk to you about how to deal with urinary tract infection or UTI. Urinary tract infections are far more common with women than with men. And a lot of advice I am going to give are into women.

There is a myth that a bad hygiene will lead to urinary tract infection. In fact, that's probably not the case. Sometimes, it could be quite the opposite.

People who wash around the anus and the vagina too much can rough up the skin, which can stir up the bacteria, sometimes lead to a UTI. Sometimes, there is a common sense advice regards wiping your back side, making sure that you wipe from front to back rather than from back to front. This is because you make the bugs go from anus to vagina and a lot of bugs that cause urinary tract infection are from the anus.

It's also important to drink plenty of fluids, so flush out the region, and this is also important if you get the early symptoms of urinary tract infection. Now, the evidence is controversial on this. But it makes common sense that if you are flushing bugs away from the area, you are less likely to get the infection.

Your choice of underwear is also important. A loose fitting cotton underwear breeds far less bacteria than tight nylon underwear. Now, there is no real evidence for this.

But once again, it's common sense premise. Significant amount of UTI's are caused after sexual intercourse, so-called honeymoon cystitis. Now, couple of measures can reduce the UTI's after sex.

Keeping a full bladder before sex and emptying your bladder after sex is one of the measures. Some people have to shower immediately after sex and wash the affected area. The third way, if you do suffer from vaginal dryness, to use a lubricant during sex.

There is also a lot of evidence with regards to the cranberry juice. Now, some of it can fix. But on the whole, it is generally accepted that drinking cranberry juice, small amount every day, can prevent the incidence of urinary tract infection.

If urinary tract infection becomes a recurrent problem for you, it's important that you see your doctor because we might do some tests and ask some questions that help us decide what treatment, if any, that's appropriate for you. And that is how a woman can prevent a UTI. .