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My 91 year old mother has continuous UTI's. The doctor gives her an antibiotic which seems to help for a week or two, then she gets another one. She is incontinent as well. Has anyone found a solution for UTI's and Incontinence in the elderly?

Mom was wiping from back to front, causing UTI’s. I watch over her making sure she does it correctly, or wipe for her. No problem since.
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Ready, ditto to Alva and Shane's comments. My 86-old MIL is in LTC and was getting one UTI after another. They'd clear it up with antibiotics, have her down copious amounts of water and cranberry juice and cranberry pills, to no avail. From this forum I learned about D-Mannose supplement. I was raised by an RN and my own work centers closely with med-tech and I absolutely don't believe in supplements either (unless you have a diagnosed deficiency). BUT since there was no down-side to giving her the D-Mannose (after I researched it - not much out there) I decided to supply it to her nurses team as soon as my MIL was clear of a UTI. They started giving it to her in early fall of 2019 and she has not had a UTI since. If you go this route your LO needs to be free of a UTI before giving it to her. I hope you find a solution too!
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Please research and try D-Mannose supplement. This old retired RN doesn't even BELIEVE in supplements, but this simple capsule (comes in powder also) has made me over a decade UTI free after getting more than four a year. I have written so often about it I hestitate to go on (here on the forum) and have heard others here say same good results. If you need more info please Private message me.
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Shane1124 Feb 5, 2020
This old not yet retired RN agrees with you about supplements. The body will only absorb what it needs Years ago when I was diagnosed with arthritis I asked my Ortho surgeon about glucosamine/costochondriosis (sp?)& he told me while it wouldn’t hurt it wouldn’t help much either.
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Does your mother live with you? Does she wear disposable briefs? Are they changed frequently enough?

My mom has been wearing disposable briefs for four years. I change them 4-5 times a day, making sure I clean everything below the waist very thoroughly with each change. Her last UTI was six years ago (and that was before she started wearing the disposables).

Also, make sure your mother is drinking plenty of water... that helps to keep the urine from getting too concentrated. Many seniors don't hydrate enough.
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