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How can I avoid urinary tract infections?

Urinary tract infections or UTIs can be prevented by practicing simple methods of increasing hygiene and keeping your genital organs clean, by washing daily as well as before and after sexual intercourse.

Increasing hydration will cause an increase in the frequency of urination, which in turn will cause the urine to dilute and cleanse, at the same time reducing the irritation of the bladder.

Practicing safer sex will by default lessen the risk of infections and avoiding feminine hygiene products, like deodorants and intimate soaps will prevent harmful bacteria from developing bacteriologic infections.

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