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is cranberry juice good for kidney infections

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: A serious or significant kidney infection is not likely to be cured with cranberry juice. A mild or early bladder infection may be resolved with cranb ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
NO SCIENTIFIC : Evidence is so far available that it will help cure uti's.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohamed Akl
19 years experience Urogynecology
Unlikely: A kidney infection means that the bacteria has migrated from the bladder up to the kindey. This is a more severe form of a urinary tract infection tha ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Possibly but...: A UTI means urinary tract infection which could be bladder or kidney but this usually refers to a bladder infection. A kidney infection is more seriou ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See a doc right away: If it is really an infection, cranberry juice would not help. Medical studies have clearly established that is inferior to antibiotics. Get tested and ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Magdalena Sikora
18 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not really: Some people believe so, but studies have not shown that, so there is no proof for that in medical literature.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Perhaps: Drink water, about 64 ozs a day to keep high urine flow rates. Cranberry juice purportedly helps but this has not been shown to be superior to antibio ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nephrolithiasis: Kidney stones in women are unusual (men to women, 9 to 1). Infection with kidney stones is a very serious combination of problems. You need to see a u ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: You would have to drink so much cranberry juice to prevent UTI that you would drown in it. Cloudy urine is very common and is usually due to chemicals ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended: I do not routinely suggest cranberry juice to reduce the incidence of recurrent urinary problems. Although there are plausible biological mechanisms f ... Read More

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