Prevention tips

Always speak to your doctor or healthcare team as your first step in dealing with a UTI. These are tips only and not a substitute for medical advice.

Though we can’t guarantee you will avoid infections completely, taking certain measure can help reduce your risk of getting an infection.

  • Clean your hands thoroughly before and after cathing: see our hand washing guide here
  • Clean your genital area, especially around the entrance to the urethra, using an antiseptic wipe
  • Try to touch the catheter as little as possible, or not at all
  • Avoid fragranced washes, rinses and soaps
  • Drink plenty of clear fluid, ideally water
  • Wear cotton underwear that is not too tight
  • Avoid pants that are tight around your genital area
  • Some healthcare providers recommend taking cranberry extract, drinking cranberry juice or taking a natural remedy such as Waterfall D-Mannose. Speak to your doctor to determine what might be right for you
  • Pee after sex

Useful sites for people with UTIs 

You don’t have to figure it out alone. Call and talk to a member of the me+ support team today. Call 1800-335-276 (AU) or 0-800-441-763(NZ).