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Top Ways to Help Prevent a UTI

Top Ways to Help Prevent a UTI

When a urinary tract infection (UTI) hits, the symptoms often don’t go unnoticed. Chances are, if you’ve ever suffered from a UTI, you know how quickly and frequently they occur.

An infection can happen in any part of your urinary system; however, most start in the lower urinary tract, such as the bladder and urethra. Antibiotics can often clear them up within a few days, but if you want to stop the common occurrence of them, there are a few preventative steps to take.

Stay Hydrated
When you are adequately hydrated, your urine is diluted and your urination increases, allowing you to flush any bacteria from your body. Without frequent urination, bacteria can linger and lead to an unnecessary infection.

Mind Your Hygiene
Hygiene can play another big part in your risk for UTIs. When using the restroom, always remember to wipe from front to back. And try to avoid using any heavy-scented products.

Hit the Restroom Often
Once again, emptying your bladder is another excellent way to ensure no bacteria is lingering. If you feel you have to go, try your best not to hold it in.

Catch the Symptoms Early
Spotting symptoms early on can help the infection from spreading and can help ease discomfort sooner. You may be experiencing a UTI if:

  • You have a sudden burning feeling when you urinate.
  • Frequent and intense urge to urinate.
  • Pain or pressure in your lower back.
  • Strange smelling or cloudy urine.

If you are experiencing these symptoms along with a fever or chills, the infection could have spread, and you’ll want to head to the Campbell County Medical Group Walk-in Clinic in Gillette, Wyoming. We can provide you with the personal and quality care you need. Save your spot in line or walk-in today!

Learn more at www.cchwyo.org/wic.