When you use a catheter, it is even more important to have excellent hygiene. Here are some tips to maintain your personal routine:
- Take a daily shower/bath/strip wash
- Wash the catheter around the insertion point as normal
- Avoid creams/anti-septics/anti-perspirants/bubble baths/bath salts/talcum powder/scented soaps
- Wash your hands before and after changing, touching, emptying or using your catheter
If you get any discharge from the catheter at the Urethral meatus, clean it more frequently and let your doctor or nurse know.