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I'm elderly and get UTI.s 2 or 3 times a yr.I don't want to take antibiotics any more.What to do?

By Anonymous September 13, 2017 - 7:48am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

How to Reduce the Risk of UTIs

Drink plenty of fluids (2 to 4 quarts of water each day unless this conflicts with a physician's orders).

Drink cranberry juice or use cranberry tablets, but NOT if your elder has a personal or family history of kidney stones.

Avoid or at least limit caffeine and alcohol intake, which irritates the bladder.

Do not douche or use other feminine hygiene products.

Always wipe from front to back (for women).

Wear breathable cotton underwear and change them at least once a day.


September 13, 2017 - 9:16am
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