Ask the Experts- May 2020

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: May 13, 2020

Dear Red Hot Mamas,
I enjoy reading your newsletter and thank you for providing such great information. I need your advice on how I can avoid getting bladder infections. I most appreciate you helping me with this issue.
Thank you.

Dear Jenna,

First, good hygiene is important.  Wiping from front to back after having a bowel movement is helpful.  Wash up before having sex and urinate after it to rinse out any germs that many have been introduced into the urinary tract during sex.  Also, be sure to drink plenty of water and relieve yourself often. And, certainly steer clear of scented and irritating feminine products  (douches, pads, tampons, deodorant sprays).  Take showers instead of baths.  Wear cotton underwear and avoid tight fitting pants that hold in moisture. Curb your intake of drinking caffeine and soft drinks as they may irritate the urethra.  If these self-help measures don’t  work, see your doctor.  Your doctor may recommend a prescribed medication treatment option to fix the problem of frequent bladder infections.  It’s important to get checked out to pinpoint the problem.  Hope this information is of help to you and thank you for writing to Red Hot Mamas.