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Antibiotics for UTIs:
What to Know

By Lizzie De La Cruz
June 9, 2022

Having a urinary tract infection (UTI) is not only embarrassing but it can also be painful. Although UTIs are more common in women than in men, it can happen to people of any gender and any age, from babies to the elderly. Unfortunately, some people get recurrent infections. You can get antibiotics for a UTI to cure your infection and help with the symptoms.

Causes and Symptoms of a UTI

People with vaginas are more likely to get a UTI simply because they have a shorter urethra than people with penises (yeah, we don’t think it’s fair either). This means that bacteria can travel more easily up the urethra to reach the bladder or kidneys and cause an infection.

There are a few things that increase the risk of a UTI. Sexual intercourse is a big one, as it introduces new bacteria to the genital area and helps spread bacteria into different places. Peeing right after sex can help mitigate this risk! Pregnancy can also increase the risk of a UTI. Other factors include dehydration, kidney stones, and not keeping the genitals clean and dry. An enlarged prostate can also increase your risk of UTI—this is particularly common as men age.

Common symptoms of UTI include having to pee more frequently and often with more urgency. Those suffering from a UTI may have cloudy or smelly urine. Some more serious symptoms include a burning sensation when urinating, blood found in the urine, fever, and pain in the back under the ribs. If you have any of these symptoms it is time to get antibiotics for UTI.

Getting antibiotics for UTIs

If you’ve had a UTI before, it’s easy to spot the first symptoms. Then comes the googling for home remedies, chugging of water, anything to avoid the expensive and time-consuming trip to urgent care. Wisp has your solution! You can now get antibiotics without appointments or insurance. Ordering online through Wisp gives access to the antibiotics you need. If you know what works well for you, then you can purchase your preferred medication. Wisp also gives a “let the doctor decide option” where after a few questions, a doctor will find the best prescription. After purchasing online, the prescription will be sent to your local pharmacy within 24 hours for you to pick up. Getting antibiotics for a UTI has never been easier.

Can a UTI be prevented?

There are some simple things that can help prevent UTIs.

  • Pee after you have sex. Some evidence suggests that clearing the urethra can help flush out any bad bacteria that might have made their way into your urinary tract system during sex. Make sure to go right after if you can!
  • Drink lots of water. Fluids, especially water, cause you to pee, which helps flush out your urinary tract frequently.
  • Don't hold your pee. Go to the bathroom as soon as you get the urge. Holding urine in your bladder can lead to infection.
  • Wipe front to back. Fecal bacteria can cause UTIs, so ensure you're wiping front to back after you pee to keep any bacteria from getting into your urethra.
  • Wash your privates. Keep your genitals clean by washing with warm water once a day.
  • Skip the douche. You don't need to clean out your vagina—it does that all by itself. Douching can cause a bacterial imbalance, which can lead to a UTI.
  • Keep it comfy. Make sure your underwear and pants aren't too tight. Constriction and lack of airflow can cause a breeding ground for bacteria. Cotton underwear is always a good option to keep it "unrestricted" down there.

There are some other medications from Wisp such D-mannose capsules that can help prevent UTI. If a UTI does happen get antibiotics for a UTI quickly online from Wisp.

UTIs are common so getting antibiotics for UTIs should be easy! Order from the privacy of your own home, and get the antibiotics you need within 24 hours at your local pharmacy.

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