I've recovered from an infection, what can I do to best avoid another re-occurrence?
Re-occurrence of infection is very common, as your body is weakened and your bacteria balance has been disrupted.
During this sensitive time of recovering from an infection, it is important to maintain a strong regimen to get you back in balance.
Continue to drink plenty of water: at least half your weight in ounces.
Take D-Mannose in your water 1-3 times a day, approx. 1-2 grams per dose, to help flush out bacteria and soothe the bladder. Take daily and especially around events that may trigger UTIs, such as exercise, intimacy and travel.
Void every 3 hours during the day.
Maintain a healthy and balanced diet as noted previously.
Include a probiotic supplement to replenish the good bacteria flora.
Wear cotton underwear.
Urinate before and after being intimate. If you can't do both, definitely after to flush out any bacteria.
Use natural soaps without chemical fragrances.
Avoid or low amount of sugar, alcohol and caffeine.