In summer it is easier for infections to arise due to the different bacteria that we can have. And this is because we misuse swimsuits and bikinis, which when wet can lead to problems. we want to know how prevent urinary tract infections in swimming pools.
An increase in cases of urinary infections occurs especially in women. It is estimated that 50% of them have suffered from cystitis at some time in their life and 30% recurrently.
How to prevent urinary tract infections in swimming pools
The main reason that makes women more likely to suffer from this type of infection, caused for the most part, by bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli)is the anatomy of the female body, with a urethra barely 2 centimeters long, shorter than that of men.
The discomfort of this type of condition, according to Sanitas, ranges from burning and stinging in the genital area, constant feeling of wanting to urinate and difficulties in urination.
“These infections are more common than we think and, although most of the time they do not present complications, they need to be evaluated by professionals to take the appropriate measures in terms of prevention and treatment,” explains Dr. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Cabello of the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital.
Do not stay with the wet swimsuit
It is one of the recommendations of the experts. Well, after bathing in swimming pools or beaches, it is advisable to change your clothes to avoid the accumulation of moisture in the genital area and, with it, bacterial proliferation.
Use soaps with neutral PH
When we apply excessively aggressive soaps, they can negatively affect the genital area and contribute to the proliferation of infections.
Not wearing tight clothing
Sometimes we like to dress in tighter clothes but it is not always good. Well, these produce excess sweating in the genital area and, consequently, moisture, leading to a bacterial increase.
In summer we especially need sufficient fluid intake. And especially when it comes to preventing cystitis, since it allows frequent urination and, therefore, keeps the urinary tract constantly clean.
Not holding the urge to urinate
There are more tips such as not holding back the urge to urinate when they arise, avoiding periods of more than 4 hours without peeing.
In any case, even if we follow these tips, it is important that in case of any itching or change in the area we can visit the doctor.