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Are You Dealing With A UTI (urinary tract infection) ?

Simple Ways to Get Relief for UTI

urinary tract infection

Urinary Tract

If you have ever had a urinary tract infection, or UTI, you know exactly what I am talking about when I say it is both miserable and painful.

The symptoms are constant, and it can be extremely challenging for a person to drag through their daily jobs if s/he has a full-blown UTI.   However it doesn’t really have to be complicated to get relief; simply follow these expert pointers:

1. If you are currently having problem urinating because the main problem is due to low urine volume and burning discomfort while urinating, see your doctor today and get a prescription for the UTI.  If your condition is not new and your physician knows that this is an ongoing problem, they might not request a regular urinalysis and urine culture with each visit.

Some physicians will just phone in or e-scribe a prescription right to your pharmacy so that you can just quickly pick up an antibiotics for treatment, which generally lasts for one week.  However in some cases the treatment duration may be extended, depending upon how your body reacts to the traditional treatment and what bacteria is causing the infection.

Sometimes, UTI treatment can last up to two weeks.  Often if after a week if regular treatment does not work, a stronger antibiotic is requited.

2. Be sure to drink plenty of water to help eliminate bacteria (germs) from your urinary system. You see, the urinary tract is not limited to your urinary bladder and urethra.  It extends all the way to the kidneys.  When you think about it, that’s a rather long tube! In fact, any part of your urinary system could become contaminated when you have UTI.  Drinking plenty of water on a regular basis, throughout the day will help the body to naturally reduce bacterial count in your urinary tract, helping your body in your recuperation.

There is no need to go out and buy special drinks when you have UTI, unless your doctor tells you to do so. Pure, clean water is all your body needs to eliminate germs from the lining of the urinary system.  In fact there is some schools of thought that believe we should especially stay away from sugary drinks, with the thought that the sugar may actually help the bacteria thrive and grow.

3. Some women have the incorrect notion that vaginal douching helps prevent urinary tract infections when in actuality just the opposite is true.  Contrary to common belief, vaginal douching does not contribute anything useful to people who have genital/urinary infections.  If anything, vaginal douching can actually make things even worse, as it can greatly irritate the lining of the female genitalia.

It is generally recommended to avoid vaginal douching entirely if you have been diagnosed with urinary tract infection.

4. If you have moderate pain the bladder due to urinary tract infection, added fluid consumption is a must. Extra fluids will certainly flush away bacteria that have attached themselves to the inner lining of the urinary bladder.

Applying warm compress for 10 to 15 minutes will often help to reduce the pain.  If the discomfort persists or intensifies (gets worse), seek advice from with your doctor right away, as this might suggest a worsening, leading to impending problems from urinary tract infection.

5. Some ladies utilize feminine sprays frequently to reduce any undesirable odors in their genital area. Unfortunately, lots of industrial female sprays include substances that also aggravate the external genitalia.  In fact, prolonged inflammation as a result of frequent use of non-hypoallergenic womanly sprays can also increase a person’s chances of developing a UTI.

So it is generally recommended not to use feminine sprays. If you feel you really must use feminine sprays, avoid the industrial brand names and look for more natural sprays made from tea tree oil or similar natural active ingredients. These natural womanly sprays are typically milder and kinder to the sensitive skin surrounding the female genital location.

6. Last but certainly not least, appropriate hygiene and cleanliness is essential to reduce the threat of developing a UTI, or if once you have been diagnosed with the condition.   Always wash the genital area with mild, antibacterial soap after intercourse. Warm water is highly suggested, as the warm water makes it  simpler for the soap to clean away fecal germs that could have found their way near the opening of the urethra.

For more information on UTI ( urinary tract infection) I highly recommend this article at WebMD.com

For a full 65+ page ebook on other natural ways to help alleviate and prevent future UTI episodes, please check out our new UTI Holistic Health Guide to Urinary Tract Infection.

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