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Can Sani Wipes cause UTIs?

Patient: I use PDI sani wipes at work everyday (the kind that are apparently suppose to only be used on nonporous surfaces), often on my exposed skin. A nurse told me that the chemicals can get into your bloodstream and cause UTIs. Is this statement true? I am a 22 year old female who has suffered from frequent UTIs over the last two years.

 

 

Doctor: Any wipes that can cause local irritation can lead to a vaginitis as well as sometimes a UTI as they can promote bacteri a. While wiping always wipe front to back. Also avoid using any chemicals in the vaginal and pelvic area. I hope this helps. ALl the best

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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