Have your indwelling catheter changed at least once a month.
Wash your hands before and after you touch your urine.
Your health care provider might advise you to drink more fluids every day. This is not healthy for everyone, so talk with your doctor before you do this.
Your health care provider may prescribe a low-dose antibiotic to take every day to keep bacteria from growing in your catheter.
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David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc