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How can you prevent cystitis?

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There’s no sure way to prevent cystitis, but some doctors suggest that you:

  • Avoid bubble bath, soaps, and powders that have perfumes in them. And don’t use deodorants or sprays on your vagina.
  • Don’t hold it in. Pee when you feel the urge.
  • Drink plenty of liquids.
  • Pee after having sex.
  • Wipe your bottom front to back after you go to the bathroom.

From: What Is Cystitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Health Service: “Cystitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystitis,” “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).”

Victoria State Government: “Cystitis.”

KidsHealth: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Merck Manual: “Bladder Infection (Cystitis),” “Interstitial Cystitis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2019

SOURCES:

National Health Service: “Cystitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystitis,” “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).”

Victoria State Government: “Cystitis.”

KidsHealth: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Merck Manual: “Bladder Infection (Cystitis),” “Interstitial Cystitis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2019

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