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does baking soda help bladder infections

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jaiprakash thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
See your doctor: A bladder infection is caused by bacteria.Baking soda or anything else you take might help with symptoms but will not treat the cause.Please see your ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, see MD: Clearly, the home remedies are not working and the infection is becoming more serious. See a MD soon.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
FDA category C: Should only be given in pregnancy if benefit outweighs risk
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Frequent Urine: Yes. Or this is diabetes. Please get in for a test at the family clinic.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Many women find it helpful. Some pharmacies sell ready made baking soda vaginal douches. Otherwise 1 - 2 tablespoons of baking soda miked in about 4 c ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Why should it?
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: It has to do some chemicals in cranberry juice basicay being a natural antibiotic for common bacteria causing UTI's. maybe it gets concentrated in the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Neither: It should not affect a uti.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I have never heard: Of baking powder as a home remedy. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, fe ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yeast infections: No.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Immune booster: No there no vaccines that can prevent all infections. No drinking cranberry soda would not help.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Do not count on it: There are effective antibiotics for uti. Please see your doctor for prompt treatment and to prevent damage to your kidneys.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It is an antacid: Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (baking soda) acts as an antacid. It shouldn't cause diarrhea.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
30 years experience in Urogynecology
No: Some utis will resolve without treatment but if you have symptoms, a short course of antibiotics is best.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Baking soda can help dry out the blisters. You can also use Domeboro from the drug store over-the-counter for the same purpose. These are good "home ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
OK in moderation: Baking soda can make urine less acidic in other words more alkaline ; should not interfere with anything. Lemon juice is usually ok, it makes urine mo ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience in Podiatry
Some say yes: Others say no. We will get patient to changes shoes daily to allow others to fully dry and there are deoderant for feet as well.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Can make cystitis irritation worse. Cranberry juice is only of use in preventing cystitis as it interferes with bacteria adhering to bladder lining. A ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: It has no value.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Antibiotics cure bladder infections.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
How much?: Why did you drink baking soda? A small amount is not going to have any effect. Even a large amount will get taken care of by the kidneys, without any ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: For many years, it was believed that cranberry juice could help prevent urinary tract infections. However, more recent research in the past 10 years s ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience in Dentistry
No: Baking soda helps remove stains from teeth but does not prevent cavities. Green tea helps improve the immune system but does not prevent decay.
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