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    i have a urinary tract infection. Should I stop restoring until this is resolved?

  • #2
    Originally posted by View Post
    i have a urinary tract infection. Should I stop restoring until this is resolved?
    Sorry to hear it. Thanks for posting about it. I'd say talk to a doctor. If it's me, I'm letting things dry out while this clears up. Good luck.
    -Ron Low
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    • #3
      I agree with Ron, stop tugging for now. You know you probably have some unfriendlies lurking around the area, so why take the chance that some of them are hiding on devices, etc. Take all your meds, see what develops, get back to your Doc if you think your symptoms have come back.

      You can try manual, I suppose, but taking a break is the best thing you can do. This whole skin expansion thing takes years so you have lots of time to get back to it.


      • #4
        Originally posted by View Post
        i have a urinary tract infection. Should I stop restoring until this is resolved?

        I say, YES, you should stop restoring until your UTI is resolved. You want to be able to perceive what the symptoms during the course of aUTI feel like without the possible confounding factors of restoring at the same time.

        Drink lots of water to flush the infection out.

        D-mannose is a very effective alternative treatment for UTI, and it doesn't require a prescription. People who get lots of UTIs often forego going to the doctor to get a prescription for antibiotics, and use D-mannose instead because D-mannose does not mess up your whole system like the antibiotics do.

        If you experience fever and/or chills however, that's a bad sign. It means the infection may be heading up you ureters to infect your precious kidneys. In the case of fever and/or chills, don't go it alone. Report to a medical facility.

        Doctors commonly prescribe Bactrim or Septra for UTIs. These antibiotics (actually old sulfa drug formulations) can have a horrible side effect in a small percentage of people. They can cause Stevens-Johnson syndrome, which is a severe inflammatory reaction in the skin all over the body. The skin lifts off and begins to die off. To the patient, it very painful because it feels like having burns over 100% of your body. The syndrome is often deadly, and those who survive often never fully recover. This is something your doctor may not tell you about these drugs. They are more likely to tell you how they efficiently home to the kidneys to eliminate infection.

        You might want to check out my previous post on the subject of D-mannose:

        World As Monkey Island
        I declared myself finished restoring with 3/4 erect coverage (CI-8.5) in 2005. I primarily used T-tape, strapping up and around my waist.
        I've participated in NORM meetings in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle (RECAP), and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

        Every doubt, reservation, or concern I had about my restoration was resolved by achieving additional foreskin LENGTH.....So just KOT !


        • #5
          I concur, I would not tug until this is resolved.

          I also would immediately clean any device or whatever you use to tug, as thoroughly as I could, then let it sit dry until then.