Wash Away UTI’s for Combating Infections
The way you launder your undergarments may reduce your risk of falling prey to UTI’s. Here are some tips to help you avoid problems.
- Choose nonbiological washing powder. The residues of biological products on fabrics can irritate your genital area, making it more susceptible to infection.
- Use a HOT setting. To beat bacteria, wash underwear at 140° F (60°C) or higher. Natural fibers such as cotton and linen, can withstand a hot wash. Check for color fastness.
- Rinse thoroughly-if in doubt, run your laundry through an extra rinse cycle on your washing machine.