Renal Question #42


The clinic nurse is providing instruction to a female client with recurrent cystitis and includes which information for health promotion activities?


  1. Cleanse from the back to the front.
  2. Douche regularly with acetic acid solution.
  3. Soak in perfumed tubs daily for optimal cleansing and odor control.
  4. Wear cotton underpants.


Instructions for a client who has recurrent urinary infections is to wear cotton underpants, avoid irritating perfumed bath products, and avoid douches that may change the natural pH of the peri area. Cleansing should be front to back, not back to front to avoid contamination with feces and risk of e-coli infection.