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A 45-year-old member asked:

What remedy is good for a bladder infection other than drinking water, and cranberry juice.?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
Antibiotics: If doing all of the above fails, then antibiotics are warranted to prevent the infection from getting worse and spreading to the kidneys or blood stream. Untreated urinary tract infections can become very serious especially if the person has other medical conditions such as diabetes.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Antibiots after getting a urine culture. Drinking water and cranberry juice should be ancillaries.
Nov 30, 2011
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer commented
Urology 16 years experience
Agree with above; if you have active UTI need antibiotic treatment. If you are trying to prevent (prophylaxis) additional UTIs given a history of having recurrent UTI, but do not currently have a UTI, then cranberry pill extract (OTC) is worth a try or a low dose antibiotic (i.e. macrodantin) can be prescribed by your urologist after discussing the risks and benefits.
Sep 8, 2013
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Urine infection : Ural sachet can be tried . Antibiotics can be given if urine test confirms infection . See your doctor for them .

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can cranberry juice take a bladder infection away?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Cranberry juice contains substances which interfere with bacteria adhering to bladder wall and thus reduce the incidence of recurrent bladder infections. It is not an antibiotic and thus can not treat an established bladder infection. There are many so called cranberry tablets or caplets, but very few list amount of active ingredient. Ellura does & proven effective in a 1st class scientific study.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What kind of cranberry juice is useful for a bladder infection?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Natural: It does not work very often.
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