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can i get rid of my uti by just drinking cranberry juice?

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Dr. Juan Richiusa
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Takin cranberry juice during an UTI episode could make things worst, given that the juice is high n sugar and promotes bacterial feeding. You can start taking cranberry juice after you are treated and cure, and this will help prevent the incidence.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Prevention - not treatment. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains.
Answered on Oct 31, 2015

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Yes: Because cranberry juice causes the urine to become acidic, certain bacteria can't grow in urine that is acidic and it can help eliminate an infection.
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