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    Recipes for avoiding UTI's

    Since UTI's are a consistently a major topic, I wonder if the SCI nurses/Mods
    would see value in permanently stickying this thread so that everyone could
    post their own successful strategies for avoiding UTI's.

    I intermittent cath so here is mine:

    Besides drinking water/cranberry juice and making sure cath area is prepped with betadine, I supplement with:

    2 Uroquid Acid (50/50) x2 daily (morning and bedtime)
    2 Green Source multivitamins x2 daily (morning and bedtime)
    2 CVS Brand Max Cranberry x2 daily (morning and bedtime)
    1 1000 mg time release Vitamin C (morning)

    Uroquid acid can be up'd to 4x a day when people feel one coming on.

    Thank God I have been near UTI free for two whole years.

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    Ihave no problem doing that - what do the other nurses think?
    CKF

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    I also intermittent cath during the day so here is my UTI avoiding routine:

    At night I insert a regular latex red rubber catheter into my bladder and tape it to my dick and leave it all night. It drains the urine into a bedside bag. In the morning I take a crap and take out the catheter before I shower. I catheterize as required during the day.

    I drink a 12 oz. glass of cranberry juice every morning. I drink no carbonated beverages and no booze.....just water and cranberry juice. For my bladder I take 1G Vitamin C twice a day, 1G Mandelamine twice a day, 1 500mg cranberry pill twice a day, 10mg Ditropan XL once a day. I haven't had a UTI in 8 years since I started doing this.

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    Woah! How the hell does that catheter not get dry and stay there?
    I would do this every damn night if I thought it wouldn't dry out!

    Quote Originally Posted by smokey
    I also intermittent cath during the day so here is my UTI avoiding routine:

    At night I insert a regular latex red rubber catheter into my bladder and tape it to my dick and leave it all night. It drains the urine into a bedside bag. In the morning I take a crap and take out the catheter before I shower. I catheterize as required during the day.

    I drink a 12 oz. glass of cranberry juice every morning. I drink no carbonated beverages and no booze.....just water and cranberry juice. For my bladder I take 1G Vitamin C twice a day, 1G Mandelamine twice a day, 1 500mg cranberry pill twice a day, 10mg Ditropan XL once a day. I haven't had a UTI in 8 years since I started doing this.

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    NoDecaf, I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "dry out". I sip water from a bottle with a straw during the night sometimes. I insert the catheter using KY Jelly. It's never been clogged up. I put out anywhere from 1500cc-2500cc each night. I tape the funnel end of the catheter to my dick and use a Dale catheter strap to secure the catheter to my thigh. Not sure what else you might mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey
    NoDecaf, I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "dry out". I sip water from a bottle with a straw during the night sometimes. I insert the catheter using KY Jelly. It's never been clogged up. I put out anywhere from 1500cc-2500cc each night. I tape the funnel end of the catheter to my dick and use a Dale catheter strap to secure the catheter to my thigh. Not sure what else you might mean.
    I mean the KY jelly that you use on the disposable catheter doesn't dry out over night when in your urethra?

    Oh wait, you mean you wear an external at night?

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    I intermittent cath as well and do not take anything special at all. I've had one UTI in seven or eight years, before that I had a few when I was newly injured. I am curious why they are so common with others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey View Post
    NoDecaf, I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "dry out". I sip water from a bottle with a straw during the night sometimes. I insert the catheter using KY Jelly. It's never been clogged up. I put out anywhere from 1500cc-2500cc each night. I tape the funnel end of the catheter to my dick and use a Dale catheter strap to secure the catheter to my thigh. Not sure what else you might mean.
    Hi Smokey, how do you tape the funnel end of the catheter to your dick?

    Lately I'm peeing around 1500 CC with my first catheter of the morning and having UTIs every 4 weeks. Thanks

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    Hi, is there any side effects for Uroquid Acid?
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Ihave no problem doing that - what do the other nurses think?
    CKF

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    Hi, is there any side effects for Uroquid Acid?
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    Ihave no problem doing that - what do the other nurses think?
    CKF

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