You can prevent feeling the burn time and time again. Here are seven things you can do:
1. Practice good hygiene. When cleaning the anal area, always wipe from front to back.
2. Avoid dehydration. Drink eight glasses of water a day to flush bacteria out of your system.
3. Empty your bladder frequently. Holding it gives bacteria time to grow.
4. Watch your diet. Caffeine, alcohol, cheese, and chocolate are a few of the substances that can irritate the bladder.
5. Drink cranberry juice or take a cranberry pill. Cranberries can prevent E. coli from adhering to the bladder.
6. Urinate before and after sex. This will help eliminate genital bacteria.
7. Talk to your doctor about your birth control method. Diaphragm users are more likely to get UTIs because the rim can cause trauma to the urethra.
Chances are, these methods will help prevent this small and easily remedied part of womanhood.
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