Whether it is road trip or long flight Health and Hygiene are the two most important aspects of travelling. It is hard to keep yourself clean and healthy all the time. Most annoying and common health issues faced by women while long travels is vaginal infection or Urinary tract infection .
UTI and travel don’t go hand in hand. 50 % of the women are affected by UTI once in lifetime. Chances of recurring UTI are more while travelling.
Impending signs of UTI are vaginal itching, discomfort , pain , burning feeling whilst peeing and mild flu like symptoms .Preventive rule is to act fast, faster you act sooner you can stop it from getting worst
Follow old saying, Prevention is better than cure
Cranberry pills or Juice are best for UTIs. Better to pack juice or pills in your backpack before start of journey. Scientist now recognize that cranberries are good source in fighting UTIs. Orange juice is also best to boost your immune system
Seek help from medical professional
Don't ignore UTI . Even if it starts with itching and irritation, ignoring it can lead to severe consequences If the problem still persist its better to take help from medical professional. Antibiotics prescribed by medical practitioners will help in eliminating UTI
Wear loose clean underwear made from breathable natural fabric.
I really wish I could change my underwear or at least the crotch piece on long travels or long flights. it’s not easy. One of the options is panty liners and changing them often to keep your vagina dry. But Do really panty liners help to keep vagina dry or help to increase infections. That’s a big question.