Patient Comments: Bladder Infection - Prevention

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If you've had a bladder infection, what do you do to prevent another one? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: BactineLover, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 07

My cold sore lives in the nerves of my top lip, on the right. During the winter, break-outs can be worse and migrate towards my nose. After trying everything, I've found that Bactine, applied on a cotton ball and held in place (with constant sprays of Bactine to keep the cotton moist) works incredibly well. If applied as soon as the tingle happens, it can prevent it entirely. Usually though, it just reduces swelling and blistering and prevents that oozy crust that makes my life miserable.

Comment from: Judy, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 04

I suffered from this urinary tract infection for 50 years on and off. The doctor finally prescribed a low dose Cipro treatment to be taken the rest of my life! I did some research on my own and discovered that D-mannose worked wonders for me. I haven't had an episode in 3 years now.

Comment from: Curiosity, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: January 14

About 40 years ago, “Dear Abby” consulted urologists regarding UTIs (urinary tract infections) and advised readers not to sleep with panties on. I followed that successfully for years. Often, as an elderly female, I found I absentmindedly flushed before I got up! Flushing causes the release of many airborne bacteria, which then have access to the exposed genitalia, et al. I decided this can cause UTIs and bladder infections. Now, I get up before flushing!

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