When using a public restroom, I usually:(poll)
Sometimes there are things we just don't want to talk about. As women, we all deal with our share of aches and pains, but a bladder infection is not a fun thing to have. When my daughter was about a year old and couldn't talk very well, we discovered she had a urinary tract infection...it was no laughing matter. Apparently someone who had been caring for her didn't wipe her the right way-causing bacteria to end up in the wrong place. The poor kid would scream and double over in pain, we ended up taking her to the hospital and sure enough, a UTI. After an IV for dehydration and a catheter and hours of sitting in the hospital overnight with hubby watching her and feeling extremely guilty-I decided to find out more about UTI's.
Amazingly, they are pretty common infections. According to Elizabeth Kavaler, MD “UTIs are considered the second most common infection in the body.” and are the cause of about 8.3 million doctor visits each year. After you have had a few of these infections, you seem to know when one is coming-I have a coworker who knows when she is getting one of these infections and always calls the doctor as soon as she can. Unfortunately, we can't always get in to see the doctor when we'd like. We could be on vacation, it could be a holiday weekend, your doctor could be booked with no openings etc...
That is where Cystex comes in. Cystex® is the only over-the-counter urinary pain reliever available with a dual-action formula that not only eases the pain and burning caused by a UTI, but also contains an antibacterial to help stop the progression of bacterial growth. So, for those times when you can't get to the doctor immediately, but are pretty darn sure you have a UTI-Cystex can help you relieve the pain and discomfort until you CAN see the doctor.
The makers of Cystex and Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, a board certified urologist have come up with a series of videos to help you learn more about UTI's and they have been a big help in explaining to me the facts and myths concerning urinary tract infections. Perhaps some of this information will prove valuable and informative to you. I know after watching the videos myself that it was interesting and helped me to understand UTI's and the issues we women have at times MUCH better!
Today, I am able to offer one of my readers “A Seat on the Aisle, Please! The Essential Guide to Urinary Tract Problems in Women,” by Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D. (Copernicus Books, 2006) and a box of Cystex: Urinary Pain Relief tablets - a total value of $45.00.
Giveaway starts today and ends September 29th at 11:59 PM EST. US address only, please. For your first MANDATORY entry, tell me something that you learned by either watching the videos or visiting the Cystex website. Be sure to leave an email or way to contact you via your blog in your post!
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