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I have uti. i researched that drinking cranberry juice cocktail will work? i bought welch's cranberry juice cocktail with 13% will it work?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Parents: It Can Help. Better to use cranberry capsules. Drink extra Water. See dr for Evaluation and possible prescription of symptôms persist
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Coin toss: "Although there are plausible biological mechanisms for such an effect, clinical studies to date have not definitively demonstrated efficacy in prevention of recurrent uncomplicated cystitis" UpToDate. It can't hurt other than higher sugar and calorie intake. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Dr. Liesa Harte
Dr. Liesa Harte commented
Family Medicine 30 years experience
She is 13.
Nov 25, 2014
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Does not cure: infection, May give some symptomatic relief.

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