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Can swimming daily cause a urinary tract infection on a woman?

My mother has been swimming in the pool to help her since she injured herself. She's noticed a burning sensation and I suggested maybe it was from the chlorine. Anyone know if that is the cause? She took medication for it from the doctor but that didn't really work for her.

Frequent use of chlorinated swimming pools and hot tubs can lower the acidity of the vagina and predispose you to infection

Do not delay emptying your bladder.
At the first sign that you need to go, GO!
Retaining urine for any length of time will increase your risk of infection.
Always empty your bladder before and after sexual intercourse to keep unfriendly bacteria from entering the urethra.
Avoid tight fitting clothes like tight jeans, underwear or pantyhose. Wear cotton crotch underwear to keep the vaginal area as dry as possible; bacteria multiply in a warm, moist environment.
Hygiene sprays, bubble baths and soaps may cause further irritation; if you suspect an infection, don't use them.
Drink 8 glasses of water a day. This will continually flush out your bladder.
Unsweetened d-mannose has been found to be very effective in preventing bacteria in the bladder from adhering to the bladder wall. Drinking ten to sixteen ounces a day will help you void out the bacteria.
Frequent use of chlorinated swimming pools and hot tubs can lower the acidity of the vagina and predispose you to infection.

Good luck to you and your mother! :)

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One Response to “Can swimming daily cause a urinary tract infection on a woman?”

  1. ~Blunta~ says:

    Frequent use of chlorinated swimming pools and hot tubs can lower the acidity of the vagina and predispose you to infection

    Do not delay emptying your bladder.
    At the first sign that you need to go, GO!
    Retaining urine for any length of time will increase your risk of infection.
    Always empty your bladder before and after sexual intercourse to keep unfriendly bacteria from entering the urethra.
    Avoid tight fitting clothes like tight jeans, underwear or pantyhose. Wear cotton crotch underwear to keep the vaginal area as dry as possible; bacteria multiply in a warm, moist environment.
    Hygiene sprays, bubble baths and soaps may cause further irritation; if you suspect an infection, don't use them.
    Drink 8 glasses of water a day. This will continually flush out your bladder.
    Unsweetened cranberry juice has been found to be very effective in preventing bacteria in the bladder from adhering to the bladder wall. Drinking ten to sixteen ounces a day will help you void out the bacteria.
    Frequent use of chlorinated swimming pools and hot tubs can lower the acidity of the vagina and predispose you to infection.

    Good luck to you and your mother! :)
    References :
    http://www.families-first.com/hb/hb07.htm

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