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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can you treat a uti naturally without antibiotics ? is so how?

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Some anecdotal...: Some have claim for years that cranberry juice could help fight a UTI due to changes in your bladder tissue that do not allow bacteria to grow as they need to. However, there is no clear scientific prove of this. Many healthy people's bodies fight the infection on its own but that is impossible to predict so in order to avoid complications antibiotics are recommended if having symptoms of UTI.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to treat UTI without antibiotics?

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
UTI: Fluids, mostly water, avoid caffeine, spicy foods, take cranberry tablets, good perineal hygiene.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

Are there any ways to treat a UTI at home? Without the use of antibiotics?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not successfully: Antibiotics are needed to treat a true urinary tract infection. These are caused by bacteria and the bacteria must be killed. Home remedies such as cranberry use may make your more comfortable but won’t stop the infection
A 40-year-old member asked:

How is a UTI treated without antibiotics?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Use antibiotics: I am sure that every UTI throughout history was not treated with antibiotics and somehow we survive. The risk of not treating is substantial as kidneys can be damaged permanently or infection can spread to the blood making us critically ill. Cranberry juice and increased fluids may help but get on antibiotics when you really need them, like with a uti.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

Cure for UTI without antibiotics ?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Bladder infections: Good morning i would advise you that there is little for uti's other than antibiotics. I am sure you are hydrating well and taking cranberry juice already? But, the sooner you get this treated the sooner you will feel better.

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