Hydration: Help Antibiotics and Prevent Infections

Staying hydrated helps prevent infections and keeps antibiotics working.

  • Resistance to antibiotics is an increasing problem and affects our ability to treat infections effectively
  • Preventing infections such as Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) by keeping hydrated avoids the need to prescribe antibiotics and reduces the risk of developing antibiotic-resistant infections
  • Adults need to drink at least 1.5 litres of fluid every day – about 8 large cups
  • If you’re over the age of 65 you’re at greater risk of dehydration, which can have harmful effects including increasing your risk of developing an infection