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.

 

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