Whenever i got a fever, my mother would send me to the hospital for three test everytime. Typhoid, Malaria and UTI . Now, Malaria almost killed me but Typhoid and UTIs were Meh! I was UTI positive most times but it never occured to me that they would be a big deal. Until one day my sister was litterally rushed to the emergency room with an excruciating pain in her tummy. Girl… I panicked!
It’s just UTI, It’s not supposed to suck is it? When i came to learn how dangerous UTIs are , I literally closed my legs, just in case bacterias could fly. UTIs have become of more concern because the same drugs that would treat UTIs in the past are failing to do that. Health workers all over the world are working towards developing new drugs that can cure resistant infections .
If a man gets UTI , Shame on him. This is because penises are way far from the anus for bacterias to be rubbed into them . For us women however, well need I say? Most UTIs are due to fecal contamination. It is because of this that there are one million plus articles on the internet telling you to clean your kitty from the front back ward.
Now, these articles could contribute to decreasing UTIs if there weren’t another million feminine products from all sorts of production background and other billion plus articles on the internet telling girls and women to clean their Vajayjays like an abandoned house.
The truth is the Vagina is a self cleaning, self maintaining ( well it needs a hand some times) and self protecting organ (from infections not boys , that’s your work.) The vagina has some bacteria that actually need to be present for it to do that. Using antibacterial soaps and other feminine products disrupts this equilibrium and makes invasion by foreign bacterias that would cause UTIs easy.
It is important not to use soap, feminine washes, honey, practice douching , apple cider vinegar ( which is believed to even repair broken marriages) and all that nasty scary stuff you read on the internet. Your Vagina needs water alone to be clean. If you must, use leather soap like Jamaa.
Another way we risk having consistent UTIs is constant using antibiotics for no reason and not finishing the dose where there is one. If i were to be left on an island with just two drugs. Two years ago , i would say Amoxilin and Ibrufen ( because cramps) But now i just need Ibrufen ( because cramps)
I used to use amoxilin and basically any drug with two colours whenever i got a cold, when i came in the know, i learnt that most colds , a running nose and even diarrhoea are due to viruses and not bacteria. Such illnesses, need lemon/orange water and a great series to make it through. Antibiotics like penicillin, amoxilin and all the rest do not work on viruses, most viral infections are life long or disappear without the need for intervention.
Finishing your dose of antibiotics and basically any drug you are prescribed, is important so that any bacterias that are present are cleared and cannot end up causing a disease else where. When such bacterias get to the kidney, they can be the begining of an ugly kidney infection that is even scarier that the UTI that will result from it.
Finishing your dose of antibiotics and basically any drug you are prescribed, is important so that any bacterias that are present are cleared and cannot end up causing a disease else where. Click To Tweet
Hygienic practices that are rules of thumb are:
- Peeing after sex, so that whatever bacterias you managed to get on the areas surrounding your urethra are gotten rid of.
- Wearing clean and dry panties as well as hanging them to dry in places that are not rusty, that way you don’t risk getting tetanus.
- Maintain a clean washroom and unless necessary and unavoidable stay away from public restrooms that scream dirt,water logged everywhere and smelly.
- Maintain your healthy flower by drinking lots of water , orange juice and cranberry juice.
P:s We have more tips on how you can keep your vagina clean and healthy on this post here -> Feminine hygiene tips you need to know.
Thank you for reading and try as much as you can to steer clear of UTI by the tips i have provided and also share them with your fellow sisters who might not know alot on UTI.