Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Urinary Tract Infections in Children Prevention

Prevention of urinary tract infections in children includes:

  • Change soiled diapers promptly.
    • Clean the genitals and anus by wiping from front to back.
  • Circumcision decreases the risk of urinary tract infections in males.
  • Provide plenty of fluids.
  • Girls should always wipe from front to back.
  • Girls should avoid prolonged periods in wet bathing suits.
  • Wash the genital area when bathing.
  • Wear cotton underwear.

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Urinary Tract Infections in Children References
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