Which lubricant do you safely use with dilator to avoid UTI

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PainInTheBum
PainInTheBum Member Posts: 99 Member

I had been using Astroglide with my dilator but then switched to the Walmart brand equate Personal Lubricant Jelly which was much cheaper and worked just as well.  The problem is I had just gotten a UTI and was wondering if this may have been the reason.  Doing some research I am finding that many of the lubricants contain glycerin which can lead to bacteria growth.  Found a brand of Astroglide Natural Feel but reading the reviews it sounds horrible.....burning....drying much too fast....and it's expensive.  I'd be very happy to stick with my Walmart brand equate lubricant but now worried that I'll get another UTI from it.  My gynocologist said to just make sure it was water based which it is but never mentioned anything about making sure it didn't contain glycerin, sorbitol or paraben.  Ugh....I'm so confused.  Everytime I think I'm doing something good for my body I found out I'm not.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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  • Accw
    Accw Member Posts: 15 Member
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    I was told by my radiation oncologist to use coconut oil. I have not had any issues. 

    Hope you are doing well otherwise.

  • PainInTheBum
    PainInTheBum Member Posts: 99 Member
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    Thank you.  I will look into

    Thank you.  I will look into that.  Where do you buy the coconut oil?  Food store?  Health store?  

  • Accw
    Accw Member Posts: 15 Member
    edited January 2020 #4
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    Just regular grocery store. I have not had any UTIs from using it. 

    Hope your 2020 is off to a great start.

  • PainInTheBum
    PainInTheBum Member Posts: 99 Member
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    Thank you.  Maybe my

    Thank you.  Maybe my lubricant was not the cause.

     

    So far 2020 has been good!  Pulled my back out but after 3 weeks it seems to be getting a little better.  Ugh....it's always something though....but glad to be alive! :)