A 33-year-old member asked:
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drinking cranberry juice and water will get rid of uti?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: No. Cranberry juice will acidify urine, but this may only reduce the risk of uti, and even then you would have to drink so much cranberry juice that you would be likely to drown before drinking enough. If you already have UTI this will be of no value even if you were capable of drinking that much. Go to the doctor and get treated with an antibiotic. Good luck.
Answered on Jan 19, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Water & antibiotics: Cranberry juice can sometimes help with prevention - not with 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 Jan 19, 2019

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Water/juice: both will help but certainly NOT cure nor prevent UTI. Once diagnosed with uTI- antibiotics are the the drugs of choice.
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