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Home remedies for Urinary Tract Infection

There are some home remedies and preventives that may also help ward off urinary tract infection, used in conjunction with medical treatment. They may help speed recovery when infection occurs.

1. Drink plenty of fluids, especially water and unsweetened citrus. Avoid coffee, tea and alcohol.

2. Wash your pubic area well before intercourse, empty your bladder just before and after intercourse.

3. Every time you urinate, take your time to be sure your bladder is thoroughly emptied. Leaning forward when you urinate may help to ensure that you empty your bladder completely. Also, it sometimes helps to "double void", after you urinate again. And don't put off urinating _ chronically "holding it in" increasing susceptibility to infection.

4. Wear cotton crotch underwear and avoid wearing tight under or outer pants. Don't wear pantyhose under slacks. And sleep without panties on.

5. Avoid bubble bath, hot tubes and improperly chlorinated pools. Wipe front to back after using the toilet. And ask your practitioner about an antibacterial cleanser.

6. Eat unsweetened yogurt or frozen yogurt that contains active cultures when taking antibiotics, to help restore the balance of bacteria.

7. Keep your resistance high by eating a nutritious low sugar diet, getting plenty of rest, not working to the point of fatigue and not letting your life get too stressful.

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Urinary Tract Infection

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