Missed you on the boards lately. I know you are busy with the house. Hope everything is coming along OK.
Yes! I am a bath person, too. I usually use Ivory or Dove with no perfumes, dye's, etc. I use Tuck's Cleansing Pads, too. Also, make sure the wash detergent you use for your underwear has no perfume or dye in it. I use Cheer Free & Clear. That can also cause irritation...found out the hard way.
I've noticed that since menopause, I have more frequent but less severe urinary infections. Maybe discomfort for one day and then it's gone. Never have to take any meds for it.
One more thing. Probiotics might help to keep the good bacteria working. I know you take one but have you been taking it lately?
Just one of the things we "Old Broads" have to put up with!!!!