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A 19-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection and what are some good home remedies?

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Dysuria: Classically, a UTI presents with "dysuria" which basically means a burning or stinging sensation when you pee. Other times you may feel an urge to use the bathroom, lower abdominal discomfort or foul smelling urine. Drink plenty of fluids, sometimes an infection may clear on its own but commonly a short course of antibiotics is needed.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Burning, frequency,: Urgency, bloody or cloudy urine are symptoms of bladder infection. If you develop flank pain or fever, it is a potentially serious kidney infection. Once an infection is established, you need to take antibiotics instead of home remedies. See a doctor for urine tests and proper antibiotic treatment.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Are home remedies a good idea when getting rid of a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Not in my opinion: I believe the chances of the infection festering and becoming chronic in nature by innadequately treating with "home remedies" is increased. Best bet is get a urine culture and get treated with proper antimicrobials, .
A 49-year-old member asked:

Can there be any home remedies that can be made to cure a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Of course: Urinary tract infections are common in sexually active women. You need a doctor to check you and do a urine test to verify infection. It is quite easy to treat urinary tract infections with proper antibiotics, . You shoudld also take some preventive precautions which your doctor can advice you about.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if there are effective home remedies for a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Antibiotics from Dr: Taken at home is the only reiable home remedy.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are home remedies to urinary tract infection?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Fluids + void often: Drink lots of water and empty your bladder frequently. Cranberry juice can help, but, antibiotics are the best way to treat a urinary tract infection.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Urinary tract infection, are there any effective home remedies?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Home UTI remedies: The best treatment of uti's are appropriate antibiotics which will kill the bacteria causing it. Drinking cranberry juice or taking 1 gram of vitamin c a day, both of which acidify the urine making it difficult for bacteria thrive there, have been used with very limited success.

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