Kidney Infection Prevention

Is it possible to prevent Kidney Infection? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods in the condition center at ThirdAge.com.

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How to Prevent Kidney Infection


Since kidney infection is often a complication of a bladder infection, you can prevent bladder infections by:

  • Drink plenty of fluids (about 8 to 10, 8-ounce glasses per day)-Drinking cranberry juice may help prevent bladder infection.
  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Urinate when you need to. Don't wait.
  • Take showers rather than baths.
  • For women:
    • Wipe from the front to the back after using the toilet.
    • Urinate before and after having sex. Drinking water will also help flush bacteria.
    • Avoid genital deodorant sprays and douches.



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Learn what Kidney Infection is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Kidney Infection Causes
Causes
What causes Kidney Infection? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Kidney Infection Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Kidney Infection? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Kidney Infection Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Kidney Infection Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Kidney Infection symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Kidney Infection Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Kidney Infection
Screening
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Kidney Infection Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Kidney Infection Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Kidney Infection? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Kidney Infection Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Kidney Infection treatment options are available?
Kidney Infection Care
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