A UTI or a Urinary Tract Infection can be a very uncomfortable infection causing a constant feeling of unease. UTI is very common among women and happens usually when germs and infectious bacteria enter your body through your Urethra to your bladder. This cause the external walls of urethra to swell as a result when the bacteria multiply, causing pain, constant urge to pee, irritation and a burning sensation while your urinate.
However, specialists have recommended some things, which if taken care of, can help keep this infection in control. Give it some time and take care in avoiding a few things, and the UTI will be gone in no time.
Consult a Doctor
People usually become careless and do not consult doctors. They rely on internet research, which is usually flawed and cannot be trusted or take self medication which poses and even bigger threat to their bodies. As soon as you start feeling any symptom of UTI, go see your doctor and take proper medication and tests as per his recommendation. If you are delaying this, you are letting the bacteria affect other parts of the body as well if left untreated or ignored for long.
Take Prescribed Medicine Only
DO NOT RELY ON SELF MEDICATION. I repeat do not take self medication. You are not a doctor and you have no idea how much damage a wrong salt or compound might d in your body so only take medicine that has been prescribed by a doctor after a proper medical examination. Doctors usually recommend Antibiotics for this purpose so make sure to complete the proper course for it and also take it in the recommended dosage regularly.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
Peeing becomes very uncomfortable during a UTI but it is very important to keep yourself hydrated. Water ensures a proper balance in the body and you need fluids so that your body can combat the infection and you don’t feel weak. If your body loses water content, bacteria would find just the perfect environment to nestle. Good fluid content ensures constant urination which keeps the urinary tract clean, excreting dead bacteria out of the body in the form of urine.
Don’t Hold Your Urine in for Too Long
Many people commit this mistake, with or without UTI. When you want to pee and feel the urge to do so, go to the washroom immediately and don’t hold it in for too long. This might infect your bladder as germs in the urine get longer time inside your body and might affect your bladder. It also weakens your bladder muscles.
Avoid Being Physically Intimate
Sex can be uncomfortable and unpleasant for you as well as for your partner during UTI. It might also push the bacteria way further inside your vagina which can cause serious troubles for you. There is no harm in avoiding sex for a few days, let the inflammation settle and then you can continue with your sexual life.