Urinary tract infections are an unpleasant and painful condition that more often affects women. It is thought that one in five women faces a urinary tract infections at some point in their lives. The main reason is the female anatomy, or the small distance between the anus and the urethra, which facilitates the passage of bacteria to the urinary tract.
The symptoms of urinary tract infections are easily noticeable and you can not ignore them. These include frequent and strong urge to urinate; pain and burning urination; turbid urine sometimes has a strong smell or contains blood; pressure in the lower abdomen. The urinary infections are commonly treated with antibiotics but they can reoccur, so prevention is very important. There are many things you can do to protect against urinary infections and to never encounter this irritating problem. These tips will help you and make treatment easier in cases when you have this type of infection.
Maintain good personal hygiene
After urination always wipe from front to back to prevent the passage of bacteria from the anus to the urethra. The intimate area should be washed at least once a day. Do not use perfumed toilet paper or intimate powders and perfumes. Prefer shower instead of lying in a bathtub.
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