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  1. #11
    Get your Doctor to write a Rx for this maybe Methenamine is used to prevent or control returning urinary tract infections caused by certain bacteria. It is not used to treat an active infection. Other antibiotics must be used first to treat and cure the infection. Methenamine is an antibiotic that stops the growth of bacteria in urine

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmireles View Post
    Get your Doctor to write a Rx for this maybe Methenamine is used to prevent or control returning urinary tract infections caused by certain bacteria. It is not used to treat an active infection. Other antibiotics must be used first to treat and cure the infection. Methenamine is an antibiotic that stops the growth of bacteria in urine
    Actually, there is no good scientific evidence that methenamine helps to prevent UTIs, especially in those with indwelling catheters, since the transformation of the drug in the urine into formaldyhyde (the antiseptic, not antibiotic) takes at least 45 minutes, by which time the urine is already in the bag. This also requires an acid urine with a pH of no higher than 5. While individuals may have anecdotal reports of this helping, it has not been shown more effective than placebo in clinical studies.

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    Hi Steve. Does your urine smell like ammonia? I take L-Ornithine for that. I've sent you a private message.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19083482
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  4. #14
    What is the best way to clean a I.D. catheter in the area were it comes out the penis.
    Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.
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  5. #15
    Soap and water with a warm water rinse works well. I prefer to use Microcyn, HydroCleanse, TheracynAH, or MicrocynAH.

    For more about these products, see:
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...light=Microcyn
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...light=Microcyn
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...light=Microcyn

    or do a search of Care Cure Community for more threads.

  6. #16
    Soap and water is what is recommended by the CDC, but many hospitals have changed over to the use of CHG antiseptic wipes specifically designed for cleaning the skin and the catheter:

    https://sageproducts.com/product-meatal-cleansing/

    http://www.bardmedical.com/products/...y-care-system/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Soap and water is what is recommended by the CDC, but many hospitals have changed over to the use of CHG antiseptic wipes specifically designed for cleaning the skin and the catheter:

    https://sageproducts.com/product-meatal-cleansing/

    http://www.bardmedical.com/products/...y-care-system/

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    The ingredients in these wipes:
    Order # 79521702 Manufacturer# 7952 Brand M-Care Meatal Manufacturer Sage Products Active Ingredients Purified Water / Methylpropanediol / Glycerin / Exopheryl Application Personal Wipe Container Type Soft Pack Dimensions 5-1/2 X 8 Inch Number Per Pack 2 Count Scent Scented UNSPSC Code 53131624 M-Care Meatal Cleansing Cloths can be used as part of your patient cleansing protocol for Foley catheterized patients to improve hygiene and adherence to infection control policy Safe in contact with foley catheters Rinse free alternative to basins Contains Exopheryl odor eliminator PH Balanced

    The cost of these wipes:
    About $.75 per wipe

    To me these seem to be essentially baby wipes/peri-anal wipes. I think there are more effective and less expensive alternates with greater antimicrobial properties.

    Check out the Microcyn products which have FDA approval for dermatological use. For meatus cleansing or supra pubic stoma cleansing, I don't think there is anything better. A couple of sprays on a cotton ball or cotton cosmetic sponge wiped around the meatus or supra pubic stoma is all it takes.


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    Right, I can't do it by myself
    I noticed also that my urine is never clear since I have catheter, and I drink a lot of water.
    Is irrigation good to do ? If yes, how much liquid and how often?

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    Routine irrigation is discouraged. A little cloudiness can go along with colonization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Right, I can't do it by myself
    I noticed also that my urine is never clear since I have catheter, and I drink a lot of water.
    Is irrigation good to do ? If yes, how much liquid and how often?
    Not sure I get this one (french canadian here lol) . Can you explain it with differents words?
    Thx

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