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Does drinking cranberry juice really cure a UTI? If so how much do I half to drink of it? How can I get rid of a possible UTI without going to the Dr?

Does drinking cranberry juice really cure a UTI? If so how much do I half to drink of it? How can I get rid of a possible UTI without going to the Dr?

Cranberry juice...: ...wont help. For several years it was believed cranberry juice could prevent or cure UTIs, but recent research shows no significant benefit. You may not have UTI anyway. UTI is rare in males your age (22). STDs are more likely cause of painful or urgent urination in young males, especially if you've also had urethral discharge. Don't cut corners; you need to see a doctor for sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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 organic 100% cranberry juice cure a uti?

Can organic 100% cranberry juice cure a uti?

Help, notlikely cure: Uti's mostle female, cause many doc visits, cost > $1.5 billion/yr, most minor infections of urine bladder, due to short urethra, close to vagina/anus. Ladies, after bm, wipe front to back; drink 6 oz water; urinate shortly after sex, don't wear nylon undies. Cranberry juice helps prevent and clear minor cystitis by preventing bacteria adhering to bladder wall. If symptoms persist, yeh, u know, c mr gp. ...Read more

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Will sulfameth/trimethoprim cure uti? I have tried probiotics and cranberry juice to no avail.

Will sulfameth/trimethoprim cure uti? I have tried probiotics and cranberry juice to no avail.

What : What makes you sure you have a uti? Recommend that you see you physician or a urologist before self diagnosing / self medication. ...Read more

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Will sulfameth/trimethoprim cure uti? Have already tried probiotics and cranberry juice to no avail

Will sulfameth/trimethoprim cure uti? Have already tried probiotics and cranberry juice to no avail

What : What makes you sure you have a uti? Recommend that you see you physician or a urologist before self diagnosing / self medicating. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice substitute help uti?

Can cranberry juice substitute help uti?

Prevention not tx.: 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 really good for UTI or cystitis?

As a preventative: Cranberry juice does not cure utis or cystitis. Is a fairly good preventative because it contains a chemical which makes it much more difficult for bacteria to adhere to the bladder lining and thus cause a uti. ...Read more

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Grape cranberry juice good for uti?

Grape cranberry juice good for uti?

Possibly: The evidence as to whether cranberry juice prevents recurrent utis is mixed. Some small studies suggest a benefit, but a larger cochrane review that included larger studies suggested little or no benefit. Stay tuned however, as studies are ongoing and suggest some possibly reasons that there might be a benefit. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of my UTI by just drinking cranberry juice?

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. ...Read more

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Drinking cranberry juice help prevent UTI? Does drinking lots of water help prevent ?

Drinking cranberry juice help prevent UTI? Does drinking lots of water help prevent ?

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

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more