With the information provided and after evaluating your case with one of our specialists, you have a LOW probability of having an urine infection.
Consult your general doctor to rule out a gynecological problem or other causes.
Anyway, I give you a series of recommendations to prevent future urine infections:
Following a balanced diet and leading a healthy lifestyle can help prevent a urinary tract infection; It is also advisable not to retain urine and drink water on a regular basis, at least two liters daily, as this will favor a high volume of urine for a possible carry of bacteria in the urine.
In the case of women with menopause, using an estrogen cream is effective in reducing the chances of contracting cystitis. You can buy it at the pharmacy without a prescription.
Other tips for reducing the risk of cystitis in women include:
- Avoid vaginal douche as a method to reduce the possibility of pregnancy: it alters the vaginal flora and favors colonization by intestinal bacteria.
- Change the bathing suit after going to the pool and avoid the cold in the area. Urinating after baths in rivers and pools: moisture favors the proliferation of microorganisms.
- Be careful with some condoms (the ones that contain spermicides are not recommended), spermicidal creams or the diaphragm: alter pH and vaginal flora or facilitate the entrance and colonization (diaphragm case).
- Use lubricating creams during intercourse if you suffer from vaginal dryness: Postcoital vaginal irritation is a very common cause of urinary tract infection; the use of lubricants is an effective way to avoid rubbing and, therefore, possible infections.
- Maintain a proper intimate hygiene. When cleaning the genitals, it’s important to do it from front to back to avoid dragging bacteria from the rectal area into the urethra, and teach the girls to do it correctly.
- Drink enough liquid to promote diuresis, and thus limit the proliferation of bacteria.
- Frequently urinate and empty the bladder completely, because in this way the growth of the germs present in this organ is hampered.
- Urinating before and after intercourse, especially after. Having sex increases the chances of bacteria passing into the urethra, and urination favors their elimination.
- Take red cranberries, or any other foods that maintain an acidic pH in the urine, such as those rich in vitamin C (eg orange juice), because it makes it difficult for bacteria to adhere to the bladder walls. You can find the cranberry in any pharmacy.
- Don’t sleep with underwear, because it reduces the possibility of colonization of bacteria.
- Wear cotton underwear
In the case of infants and children, it’s important to change diapers frequently, as well as instruct children in the hygienic habits that they must do after they have urinated or defecated.