Urinary tract infection

Urinary infections occur typically when bacteria from the rectal area through the urethra and travel up the urinary tract to the bladder or kidneys


There are lower UTIs (infections of the bladder or urethra) and upper UTIs (infections of the kidneys or ureters)


This may occur when wiping your bottom or having sex, for example, but often it's not clear why it happens


Antibiotics are normally used to treat the UTIs


Some preventions include: avoiding perfumed bubble baths, staying well hydrated and wear underwear made from cotton

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