What do I need to know about caring for someone with a bladder infection?

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If you are caring for someone with a bladder infection, the most important factor is to follow the doctor's advice regarding the use of antibiotics. The symptoms of a bladder infection may disappear quickly, but if bacteria are left in the bladder or urethra, the infection may recur. This is especially true for men if the prostate is infected. If you are caring for a female, it is important to keep the area around the genitals and anus clean of bacteria. This may mean that you must wipe from front to back after urination. Encouraging children not to hold their urine and to urinate when they feel the need and increasing fluid intake to help flush the bacteria from the system may also be helpful.

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