How should I manage my UTI?

I want a question posted. So I got my first UTI. My Dr basically said I have an infection, gave me pills, then told me I should already know what to do? So I didn’t get much info. What can I do and not do? Is it contagious? Can I still shower with my kid or no? Can I have sex?

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You should take the pills for sure. Drink cranberry juice and you can still have sex but it could be uncomfortable for you. Just google uti and there is a ton of info for things you can do. I assume he gave you antibiotics be sure to finish those or it will come right back.

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I would wait to have sex. Definitely don’t shower with your kid.
Drink lots and lots of cranberry juice.
Keep it clean down there. Try not to wear underwear. Use baby wipes after going to the bathroom.

They are not contagious

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No doctor should say “u know what to do”, its normally no alcohol, shower no baths, no sex, pee before and after sex, drink plenty of water and cranberry juice

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No sex for a couple days, drink lots of water, yake upur antibiotics on time. Always pee after sex and wear cotton underwear.

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UTIs arent contagious. Shower and sex arent an issue but you may not want to have sex due to irritation/burning. Drink lots of water to flush out your kidneys. Be sure to empty your bladder on time… dont hold in your pee. Change pads pantyliners frequently as they may hold bacteria. Complete all your medications as prescribed. It should resolve just fine

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DONT SHOWER WITH YOUR KID. Take Apple Cider Vinegar with your water. Just a spoonful in a glass of water. Finish your medication and get the big OK from the doc before you get busy between the sheets.

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Lots of fluids take the meds … and bathing is fine still it’s not gonna spread it’s your own immune system just needs to be cleared up you will be fine it’s common actually I’ve heard alot of people talk about it cranberry juice is very popular treatment method

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Get Azo pills in cvs. Makes you pee orange but takes the sting away

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Cranberry juice all the way. No sex. Both parties stay very clean. Works every time better than anything the stupid doc tries to give.

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You need a different doctor.

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What kind of dr did you go to???

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Not contagious at all. Pee right after sex. Heal soon

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I’m guessing he or she have you antibiotics. So, the bacteria could be passed through sex but highly unlikely. Tons of fluids. Take the antibiotics until they’re completely gone. The most common bacteria is ecoli. Make sure you’re wiping front to back ALWAYS. Cranberry juice that has added sugar is not the best idea. Plain water is best.

I would also suggest that you put your doctor in check. That’s extremely unprofessional and, frankly, pretty dismissive, bordering on negligent. Speak up!!! Remember, you’re paying them, not the other way around!!! Nurse here, by the way :heart:

‘And you didn’t know what to do’ so you asked Facebook when you got home instead of the actual doctor before you left? Ugh

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How did your doctor diagnose a UTI? If you’re on antibiotics, don’t drink as alcohol decreases the efficacy of the antibiotic. Cranberry juice is a popular myth but just drink lots of water to flush the infection. Shower for preference over baths but you can still shower with your child but I’d avoid anything strongly scented. UTIs aren’t an STD but they can result from sex particularly for women. A good vigorous seeing to can push bacteria into the bladder causing the infection

Not contagious. Usually from not wiping well (wrong direction) or being dehydrated. Kid can’t catch it in the shower. You really should have covered this with the doc…

Drink a lot of water and cranberry juice, avoid caffeine drinks

And take the whole course of medicine

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