Approx. 50% women suffer from UTI or Urinary Tract Infections. This infection is extremely uncomfortable and painful for women. The most annoying fact is, life on the road increases the chance of this infection to a great extent. If you are a woman you need to be especially careful while you are on the road. UTI usually caused by the bacterium named E. coli or Escherichia coli.
It is always advised to maintain proper hygiene to prevent UTIs in women. The best way to stay secure from urinary tract infection is to maintain tour hygiene and keep the germs away. Always wipe from the front to the back once the public toilet is used. Never wipe it from back to front because the germs can be transformed from the rectum to the urethra. From there the germs and the bacterium can travel up the bladder. And if it is left untreated, it can even infect your kidneys.
Watch out for these symptoms while traveling:
A burning feeling while urinating
Extreme pain in your lower abdomen
Feeling tired and exhausted
Bloody, dark and strange smelling urine
Chills or fever (this is a sign the infection may have infected your kidneys
Things to do to deal with UTI while you are traveling outside:
Besides shopping for your favourite dress, antiglares, or makeup, you need to make a list of things that might come handy while on the road. The germs and bacteria are mostly found in public toilets. So, whenever you are traveling on the road, you need to be extra conscious and careful. In order to prevent UTI from the public toilets or manage it, you can follow the below advice.
- Before going to any trip, ask your urologists to prescribe an antibiotic so that you can have it if an infection occurs
- You can use Peebuddy, India’s first disposable and portable urination device for women. This is the perfect device that you can carry while you are traveling. This funnel shape device allows you to urinate while standing up. So, there is no chance of urinary infection from the toilet seat. There are many types of sprays available online that you can spray on the seat of the public toilets before using them thus minimizing the chance of infection
- You can also use disposable toilet seat cover that are easily available online
- Wear clean and loose underwear that is breathable and made with natural fabrics
Travel smart, enjoy and have fun!