To avoid this infection improve overall hygiene: both, regarding toilets and personal parts.health and fitness Updated: Jun 28, 2003 21:17 IST
Women are especially prone to this infection. This happens when bacteria travel up the urethra and start breeding there. Chances of urinary infection are higher during pregnancy and after major surgery.
This infection causes pain or a burning sensation during urination. Sometimes the urine is discoloured. Itching, frequent urination, fever and chills can also result from urinary infection.
Though not a serious problem it can be rather an irritating and an awkward one. It is easy to catch this infection when toilets are not clean or when too many people share toilet facilities.
To avoid this infection improve overall standards of hygiene: both, regarding toilets and personal parts. Wash or wipe front to back after urinating or defecating. Remember this when wiping or washing babies too, as a general rule. Do not wear tight fitting synthetic underwear.
Drink plenty of water. Do not hold back when you have the tendency to urinate. If the condition persists consult a doctor.
First Published: Jun 28, 2003 21:17 IST