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Cranberry Juice (Definition)

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) has been used as both a food and a medicine for centuries. It is native to North America and was used by Native Americans to treat bladder and kidney diseases. Early settlers from England learned to use the berry both raw and cooked for many ailments, including appetite loss, stomach problems, blood disorders, and scurvy, caused by not getting enough vitamin C. Cranberry is best known for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs), commonly caused by bacteria known as Escherichia coli (E. coli). At first, scientists thought cranberry worked by making urine acidic enough to kill the bacteria. Now, studies show that cranberry actually prevents bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract. Strong scientific studies support using cranberry, either in capsules or as juice, for preventing -- though ...Read more


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Can taking cranberry juice cure a urinary tract infection?

Can taking cranberry juice cure a urinary tract infection?

Not usually: Cranberry juice inhibits bacteria from adhering to the bladder lining and by that mechanism is believed to be helpful in preventing cystitis. It is not particularly effective once the infection has been established. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice take a bladder infection away?

Can cranberry juice take a bladder infection away?

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. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice help cure kidney infections?

Can cranberry juice help cure kidney infections?

Real cranberries: Seems the real thing is better than the juice. For my female patients i recommend a dozen or so dry cranberries daily, in a salad, cereal or by themselves. Excellent source of antioxidants also. Good for early bladder symptoms, but a kidney infection is a truly serious deep seated infection that needs antibiotics asap. You are at risk for a blood infection if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice cure gonorrhea?

Can cranberry juice cure gonorrhea?

Of course, not...: Cranberry is not an antibiotics, but it contains an ingredient that may suppress common UTI-related bacteria - yet too little to be effective. Lately, a company has specially processed to manufacture its concentrated formula; however, the real benefit of such product remains to be seen. So, don't use it for gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice help a urinary tract infection?

Can cranberry juice help a urinary tract infection?

Prevention - not tx.: It is not used to treat urinary tract infections. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice good for a yeast infection?

Is cranberry juice good for a yeast infection?

That is used as: A preventive for a urinary tract infection. Cranberry juice contains a lot of sugar which may feed the yeast. ...Read more

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Does drinking cranberry juice cure a kidney infection?

Does drinking cranberry juice cure a kidney infection?

Unlikely: A kidney infection means that the bacteria has migrated from the bladder up to the kindey. This is a more severe form of a urinary tract infection that requires antibiotic therapy and frequently required hospitalization to give intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can i cure a yeast infection and vaginal bacterial infection with garlic?

Can i cure a yeast infection and vaginal bacterial infection with garlic?

No: No. Garlic will have no beneficial effects against yeasts or bacteria. See a doctor and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Does pickle juice help a urinary tract infection?

Does pickle juice help a urinary tract infection?

Do not count on it: There are effective antibiotics for uti. Please see your doctor for prompt treatment and to prevent damage to your kidneys. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies for curing a urinary tract infection with ecoli bacteria?

Can you suggest some home remedies for curing a urinary tract infection with ecoli bacteria?

Cranberry and fluid: Fluid hydration and frequent emptying of your bladder is the most important way to cure bladder infections at home. Cranberry concentrate pill will also help, acidifying the urine and preventing bacterial adherance to the bladder lining. If symptoms persist you should seek care from your doctor. ...Read more

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How to cure a vaginal yeast infection with gentian?

Messy, messy, messy: Gentian violet is a surgical marking solution that is very messy if used as a anti fungal agent. As far as i know this is no longered considered to be an effective medication although I do see it offered in homeopathic pharmacies. ...Read more

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Can prune juice worsen a bladder infection?

Can prune juice worsen a bladder infection?

Not likely to do so: Prune juice has quite a bit of fibers and roughage and is known to help with constipation. It may not have the best of taste, but i don't believe it causes any harm unless you are allergic to it. Ripe plumps are really good--yum yum. Otc products such as azo can help reducing bladder infection symptoms but will not treat it. So if you have trouble, consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can yogurt cure a vaginal or penile yeast infection?

Not likely: Although cultured, unpasteurized yogurt will help to repopulate your bowel with lactobacilli and possibly, by creating competition with yeast in your bowel reduce the risk of reinfection, it is unlikely to do anything at all to reduce or cure existing infection on the penis or vaginal mucosa. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more