•Preventing UTIs begins with certain hygiene habits.
•Anything that irritates or hinders the emptying of your bladder can lead to a UTI.
Nothing is such a buzz kill than having a smelly vagina. Urinary Tract Infection can cause any part of your urinary system such as your kidneys, urethra, bladder, and urine.
According to Urologist Mark Perlmutter, UTIs can go away on their own, but not every type of UTI and not every time.
“Yes, a UTI could go away on its own, but some infections are different than others, And if left untreated, it may linger longer,” he says.
Anything that irritates or hinders the emptying of your bladder can lead to a UTI.
Signs of a UTI are very different from those of a bladder infection.
Preventing UTIs begins with certain hygiene habits.
Drink six to eight glasses of water daily.
This is recommended because water helps flush out toxins from the body.
Peeing with a UTI is always so painful, but drinking lots of water and peeing frequently will eventually make peeing less painful.
Eat fruits like watermelons and oranges which have higher water content.
Do not hold urine for a long time.
If you hydrate and do not empty your bladder regularly, the bacteria are more likely to sit and multiply in the bladder, leaving you prone to infections.
Go to urinate immediately after sex.
Some health care experts recommend peeing after sex. This is because it helps flush out the bacteria that builds up in the urethra.
The urinary organs should be kept clean and dry.
Always ensure you dry out your urinary organs after a shower or after going to the washroom.
With this, urinary tract infections can be avoided due to external reasons.
Avoid scented soaps, powders
Even though we want to smell like flowers, some things can irritate you down there. Avoid douching or scented soaps that may irritate and change the PH of your vagina.
Always keep the area around the anus and vagina clean
This ensures bacteria cannot grow there. It is always advised to wipe from front to back.
Avoid tight underwear or undergarments
Additionally, people who are prone to UTIs should avoid wearing very tight clothing which may irritate the vaginal area. Tight underwear also makes it hard for moisture to dry up, thus trapping bacteria.