There are lots of home remedies to help lessen your chances of getting a urinary tract infection (UTI).
- Adults should drink between three and four pints of fluid a day, as long as your medication does not dictate otherwise.
- Do not hold urine in the bladder for too long.
- Empty the bladder following sexual intercourse.
- Avoid constipation as this can prevent the bladder from emptying properly, which in turn can cause UTI.
- Good hygiene – wash the genitals at least once a day using unperfumed soap and do not use talcum powder. Women should wipe “front to back” after using the toilet. The availability of easily accessible wet wipes in the bathroom may help to promote good hygiene.
- When using an intermittent (ISC) or indwelling urinary catheter, follow good infection prevention measures as advised by your healthcare professional.
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