Frequent Urination Home Care
Home care for urinary frequency includes:
- Avoid nonprescription cold medicines.
- Avoid nonprescription decongestant medicines.
- Avoid nonprescription allergy medicines:
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
- Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
- Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
- Acetaminophen for pain
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Avoid urinating until you feel the urge to urinate.
- Empty your bladder completely.
- Do not rush:
- Take time to empty your bladder completely
- Empty your bladder before you start on a trip of an hour or more.
- Avoid drinking fluids before bedtime.
- Women should wipe from front to back:
- This lowers the risk of urinary infections.
Frequent Urination Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have urinary frequency and any of the following:
Continue to Frequent Urination Underlying Cause
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