Urologist, Dr. Tamra Lewis gives the skinny on UTIs:
Are women who develop frequent UTIs from sex doing something wrong?
Most of the time, no. I do think that staying hydrated and urinating after intercourse are important. But the reality is a few bacteria are going to make it into the bladder from time to time. And in some women those bacteria may not flush back out easily. Some women may be doing all the right things, and still be more prone to a UTI.
Should they be more proactive by taking low-dose antibiotics regularly to prevent UTIs from sex or do you see ellura as a viable and healthy alternative?
If sex seems to be a trigger to UTIs then doing ‘something’ at the time of sex to make it less likely for the bacteria to ‘set up’ in the bladder makes sense. Antibiotics can be an option for this. But the concern is that this cannot prevent all infections, and may make antibiotics less effective if you do get an infection. Also antibiotics can interfere with other medications, like birth control. A lot of women would like to take something more natural that works.