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Find out what's causing your stomach or intestinal distress, how to treat it, and how to prevent it from happening again, with these videos.
You Will Need
- Cranberry juice
- Fresh water
- Cotton panties
- Cranberry supplements (optional) (optional) (optional)
Drink cranberry juice
Add cranberry juice to your daily or weekly diet. Cranberry may cut the risk of urinary tract infections.
Drink more water
Drink plenty of water to flush out the urinary tract.
Skip the tub and use the shower instead. Bacteria can easily enter the urethra in a hot bath.
Don't use sprays and douches
Avoid feminine hygiene sprays and douches. They can irritate the urethra and increase the risk of an infection.
Wipe from front to back
When using the toilet, wipe from front to back.
Wear cotton panties
Wear cotton underwear. Cotton allows your skin to breathe, which helps prevent bacteria from accumulating around the urinary tract.
Pee after sex
Urinate following sexual intercourse. Bacteria can enter the urethra during intercourse; going to the bathroom immediately after sex helps flush out bacteria.
See a doctor if you experience symptoms
If you experience UTI symptoms, such as a frequent urge to urinate and a painful, burning feeling in the area of the bladder or urethra during urination, see your doctor.