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Urinary Tract Infections

Prevention of UTIs

To reduce the likelihood of developing another UTI, a patient may consider the following:

  • Drink plenty of water every day.
  • Drink cranberry juice. Large amounts of vitamin C inhibit the growth of some bacteria by acidifying the urine. Vitamin C supplements have the same effect.
  • Urinate when you feel the need and do not resist the urge to urinate.
  • Wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria around the anus from entering the vagina or urethra.
  • Take showers instead of tub baths.
  • Cleanse the genital area before/after sexual intercourse.
  • Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays and scented douches.
  • Repeated bouts of urinary tract infections can be treated with small doses of regular antibiotics.

Please consult your physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this condition.

Locations for Urinary Tract Infections