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6 ways to prevent a bladder infection

  1. Urinate when you feel the urge. Don’t hold it.
  2. Wipe from front to back after using the toilet.
  3. Drink plenty of water. Aim for six to eight glasses a day.
  4. Avoid using douches or feminine hygiene sprays.
  5. Wear breathable underwear with a cotton crotch. Skip the tight pants, which can trap moisture.
  6. Opt for showers instead of baths.