How can I prevent getting a Bladder Infection or UTI again?

By Edo Paz, MD
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December 22, 2020

There are a few simple steps you can take to try and prevent a Bladder Infection (UTI):

  • Stay hydrated by drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day
  • If you’re female, wipe from front to back after bowel movements and urination
  • Urinate before and after sex
  • Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays, douches, scented soaps, or powders
  • Take showers instead of baths
  • Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothes

While bacterial infections are preventable, they can be very painful, which is why accessible, affordable care and prescriptions are key. K Health’s Primary Care Membership provides all of that without the waiting rooms, and hidden fees. Receive unlimited texts with a doctor for only $9/month.

K Health articles are all written and reviewed by MDs, PhDs, NPs, or PharmDs and are for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute and should not be relied on for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.

Edo Paz, MD

Edo Paz is the VP of Medical at K Health. Dr. Paz has two degrees in chemistry from Harvard and earned his medical degree from Columbia University. He did his medical training in internal medicine and cardiology at New York-Presbyterian. In addition to his work at K Health, Dr. Paz is a cardiologist at White Plains Hospital, part of the Montefiore Health System.