Re: self-catheterization and bladder infections
I have cerebral palsy that causes me to have a neurogenic bladder, as well. I have never self-cathed, but I am prone to UTIs from the neurogenic bladder. I have taken an antibiotic all the time in the past, but I have decided not to now, because I have not had too many bladder infections. I had a foley recently (it's out now) due to an episode of complete retention, and I had one during that time. The last one I had before the one related to the foley was last summer. I make sure I don't drink any caffeinated sodas or coffee, since that's irritating to the bladder, drink lots of water, which naturally flushes out the urinary tract, and because I am incontinent, just make sure to keep myself clean, and clean up as soon as I can after an occurrence of incontinence. Hope I have helped.