Dealing with post-sex UTIs

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Dr. Evelin Dacker returns to answer a listener’s question about common and chronic UTI’s that occur after sex. She breaks down the how and why, and addresses prevention and treatment. She explains how naturopaths can restore balance to your vaginal ecology without creating a medical wasteland, and recommends some home remedies so that you too can help your vagina help itself.

Bookmark moments:

  • 1:06 - Listener question: Do I really have to take antibiotics the rest of my life to avoid post-sex UTIs?
  • 3:21 - Dr. Dacker breaks down the anatomy behind UTI’s.
  • 5:51 - Lube can have a non-sexual protective application.
  • 6:18 - D-Mannose is a carbohydrate sugar that lines the urethra and actually prevents the bacteria from migrating. OTC pro-biotics can help too.
  • 7:41 - Vaginitises can occur with any vaginal intercourse.
  • 9:58 - PJ Parties for Grownups!
  • 12:50 - Yeast infections are discussed.
  • 15:34 - Why the usual antibiotic-after-sex treatment is *not* the best.
  • 16:48 - Dr. Dacker explains why naturopaths are a great place to start when treating chronic infections.
  • 18:42 - Call the listener line {720-GOOD-SEX}if you have questions!
  • 20:17 - Podcast recommendation—Wine and Chisme with Jessica Yañez

Podcast recommendation:

  • Title - Wine & Chisme
  • Host - Jessica Yañez
  • Apple Podcasts description - The Wine & Chisme Podcast was created to share the stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things to serve their community. Our host, Jessica Yañez brings her love for wine and passion for storytelling together to highlight the stories that need to be told in communities of color. Chisme (Spanish for gossip) comes from the interviewees themselves as they "spill the wine" on their own terms. So grab a glass of wine and join us for the new Wednesday. #WineAndChismeWednesday
  • Instagram - TheWineAndChisme

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