Advice to women (especially if recurrent attacks):
• Keep yourself rested.
• Drink a lot of fluid: 2-3 cups of water at first and then 1 cup every 30 minutes.
• Try to empty your bladder completely each time.
• Gently wash or wipe your bottom from front to back with soft, moist tissues after opening your bowels (for prevention in recurrent attacks).
• Use analgesics such as paracetamol for pain.
• Make the urine alkaline by using sodium citrotartrate (4 g orally 6 hourly)—not if taking nitrofurantoin.
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