Myth & Facts
about urinary tract infections

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There is good scientific evidence on what can help
YOU in preventing cystitis:

Drinking higher amounts of fluids

Drinking higher amounts of fluids (>1.5 l per day in addition to usual intake)

Drinking orange juice

Drinking orange juice which contains vitamin C

Urinating regularly

Urinating regularly and not withholding urination

Insufficient evidence from good clinical studies,
but recommended based on experts and patients’ experiences:

Wiping from front to the back

Wiping from front to the back

Urinating after sexual activity

Urinating after sexual activity

Genitals washed before and after sexual activity.

Genitals washed before and after sexual activity. No pubic hair removal

Avoidance of tight underwear and clothing

Avoidance of tight underwear and clothing

There is no sufficient medical evidence that
YOU can prevent cystitis by:

Not sitting on any cold surface

Not sitting on any cold surface

Not getting cold feet

Not getting cold feet

Not using public toilets

Not using public toilets

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The RECAP board is a panel of international experts in urological infections. The opinions presented within this educational material are those of the RECAP board and not those of OM Pharma. Members of the RECAP board include: Jose Tiran Saucedo (Mexico), Yvette León (Mexico), Gernot Bonkat (Switzerland), Kurt G. Naber (Germany), Florian ME. Wagenlehner (Germany), J C. Nickel (Canada), Flavia Rossi (Brazil), Enrique Ubertazzi (Argentina), Agnaldo L. da Silva Filho (Brazil), Tamara S. Perepanova (Russia), Bela Köves (Hungary) & Tommaso Cai (Italy).

Patient version : MED-HQ-UV-2100071 / HCP version : MED-HQ-UV-2100070
Date of preparation: December 2021