How do I manage a chronic bladder infection on a daily basis?

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To manage a chronic bladder infection, you first must determine the underlying cause. If there is no physical abnormality or obstruction, lifestyle changes may be needed to combat the infection. Helpful techniques can include showering rather than bathing, urinating frequently, not using diaphragms with spermicide, wiping and washing from the vagina towards the anus, and avoiding feminine hygiene products that might irritate the genital area. Using estrogen in the vagina may also help to strength the tissue. Some women also use a daily dose of antibiotic to fight the infection.