Urinary tract infection can lead to symptoms like frequent urination, pelvic pain and more. However, certain activities can worsen the symptoms. According to gynaecologist Dr Arundhati Dhar, you should avoid these mistakes and give the area the time to heal.
Not drinking water: Frequent urination may put you off from gulping down a glass of water but depriving your body of water can make the bacteria fester in the bladder. Drinking water regularly and urinating can help clean the walls of the urinary tract.
Holding in your pee: You could be setting up for urinary tract for major issues by holding in your pee. When you retain your urine, you also hold on to all the germs that are floating in your bladder.
Self-medication: The symptoms of UTI can increase and trying to treat it on your own will only allow the infection to spread. Waiting too long to start the treatment can progress from a bladder infection to an acute kidney infection.
Stopping the antibiotics: You may get relief just after two doses of the antibiotic, but if you halt the treatment too soon, you are only building the bacteria’s defences against the medicine, thus rendering the antibiotic useless.
Sexual activity: It is best to refrain from any sexual activity when you are suffering from a UTI infection. It can push the bacteria from the vagina to the bladder causing a new disease. So allow the inflammation to heal and wait to indulge in sexual activity.