I have a friend dealing with this at the moment and ladies, how many of you suffer from this? I think a lot of more people than not. I just think not many like to talk about it. Well, urinary tract infections are caused by many many things, but read all about it here.
For those of you who have had UTI's, you know they can get to a degree of such pain and discomfort that it's unbearable. Truly unbearable. And if this is untreated it can turn into a kidney infection, and OMG! that would be terrible.
Two things to know about preventing UTI's. First off, it's not always caused by having sex, but I'm pretty darn sure it's the most common reason for getting them. Ladies RULE #1 - PEE AFTER SEX. RULE #2 - PEE AFTER SEX and I'm going to add one more rule, Rule #3 - WASH YOURSELF AFTER SEX!
This is not taboo, this is preventative medicine.
If you feel the UTI coming, drink 100% cranberry juice (not the cocktail), I mean the bitter kind. That's the best thing. If this doesn't work, I would suggest taking cranberry pills (because they're more concentrated). Please research the best brand and don't just buy any brand for supplements - the easiest thing to do is to go to Whole Foods and talk with an employee. The pills should nip it in the bud. Remember when you feel this coming, stay away from carbs, and all sugars, including most fruit. Consume water, green tea, and lots and lots of green veggies. No alcohol.
But the #1 cure for this is preventative methods of peeing and washing after sex.