Can bubble baths cause UTI
Bubble baths and UTI
You may be wondering if bubble baths can cause Urinary Tract Infections UTI . It is not clear if it causes it or not however parents are cautious because it may cause UTI.
Bubble baths or any type of harsh soap can cause irritation to your child’s urethra. This irritation can cause painful urination which makes the child hold urine in. This makes it conducive for bacteria to grow
Other causes of UTI include the following :
- poor toilet hygiene such as wiping from back to front in girls
- not urinating completely
It is essential that your child wipes properly and stays well hydrated. If your child is also prone to UTI, it is a good idea to avoid bubble baths. If your child already has UTI or inflammation around the urethra, bubble baths are likely to aggravate the already sensitive skin.
If you have any concerns , ask your doctor.
Understanding Urinary Tract Infections — Prevention. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-urinary-tract-infections-prevention. Accessed May 3, 2016
Bubble bath and UTI. March of Dimes.http://newsmomsneed.marchofdimes.org/?cat=7&paged=23. Accessed May 3, 2016