Drinks are not the main cause of UTI, but they certainly can increase the risk. The urethra is at its most vulnerable immediately after any bowel movement due to an increased acidity that’s created in the gut of the body. Therefore it is advised that one flush with plenty of water or wait five minutes before urinating after using a bathroom.
When bacteria come into contact with urine, there is a chance for them to get stuck and flourish there if not flushed through again within 10 minutes. As urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria, wiping isn’t enough because some may stay on your skin or underwear fabrics-where they’ll be protected from regular washing. Wiping helps get fecal matter off your vulva.