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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 cranberry juice stain urine?

Can cranberry juice stain urine?

Potentially: Although cranberries don't typically stain urine, the pigments may do so. Smaller amounts can lead to light pink urine & darker pink with larger amounts. http://www.livestrong.com/article/539121-do-cranberries-stain-your-urine/ ...Read more

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Is it true that cocktail cranberry juice, 100% cranberry juice, helps prevent uti's?

Is it true that cocktail cranberry juice, 100% cranberry juice, helps prevent uti's?

Agree w Dr Tillet: Go w 100% juice not cocktail. 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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Does drinking orange juice help diabetes?

Does drinking orange juice help diabetes?

Orange juice - sugar: Generally with diabetes, one has to be careful of the amount of sweets & sugars one is taking in. Orange juice is very sweet if u think about it --all those oranges squeezed dry into a glass of juice. The only benefit for diabetics in my mind for O.J. is when their blood sugar drops too low -& they need to raise it. A glass of juice will usually bring them up. We use this strategy in the hospital ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice cocktail help urinary infections?

Can cranberry juice cocktail help urinary infections?

Cocktail: If this is sold as "cocktail" then the juice content is likely to be quite low. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. Cranberry juice may help with prevention but not with treatment. ...Read more

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Can I consume prune juice or orange juice and cefprozil (antibiotic) together??

Can I consume prune juice or orange juice and cefprozil (antibiotic) together??

No worries: Perhaps you have heard about as many as 85 drug interactions with grapefruit juice! But fortunately this effect doesn't extend much to other juices. Orange juice may impair the absorption of a few fluoroquinolone antibiotics, but cefprozil isn't in that class. I don't find anything about prune juice. I think you'll be fine drinking these in moderation while taking cefprozil. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Can drinking lots of cranberry juice and taking AZO cranberry probiotic caplets help get rid of a uti?

Can drinking lots of cranberry juice and taking AZO cranberry probiotic caplets help get rid of a uti?

UTI: Urinary tract infection (UTI) needs treatment with antibiotics or antiseptics. Any infection has a small probability of resolving over time without antimicrobias, however, you are taking a risk and you may develop complications. Since you are lucky to have access to antibiotics for a relatively simple infection, seek help from a physician in your area ...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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Isn't drinking cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infection an old wives' tale?

Isn't drinking cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infection an old wives' tale?

Not a myth: Cranberries contain a chemical, proanthocyanidin, which interferes with the ability of bacteria, especially e.Coli (most common species of bacteria to cause urinary tract infections) from adhering to the bladder lining. Bacteria are thus flushed out urination and are unlikely to cause a uti. Excellent research article published in new england journal of medicine 3 or 4 years ago proving this. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice stain your urine?

Can cranberry juice stain your urine?

Potentially: Although cranberries don't typically stain urine, the pigments may do so. Smaller amounts can lead to light pink urine & darker pink with larger amounts. http://www.livestrong.com/article/539121-do-cranberries-stain-your-urine/ ...Read more

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Is drinking 60oz distilled water a day dangerous? I am doing the Jillian Michaels Detox for 7 days (lemon, cranberry, dandelion root tea)is it safe?

Is drinking 60oz distilled water a day dangerous? I am doing the Jillian Michaels Detox for 7 days (lemon, cranberry, dandelion root tea)is it safe?

In context.: Drinking 60 oz of water (doesn't have to be distilled) is adequate for hydration. That amount of water, in general, doesn't have any health effects as long as you're healthy otherwise (no kidney disease, &c). However the "detox" plan & its duration isn't generally advisable. Detox is nutritionally deficient & you can get electrolyte problems. Check w/ your doctor before starting any "fad" diets. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman drink sparkling grape juice?

Can a pregnant woman drink sparkling grape juice?

Staying hydrated: It is important for pregnant women to stay well hydrated. Pure water, and other fluids that do not contain alcohol or caffeine are ideal. ...Read more

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I have heard of cancer patients drinking cranberry juice for detoxification. Does cranberry juice have detoxification effects?

I have heard of cancer patients drinking cranberry juice for detoxification. Does cranberry juice have detoxification effects?

Uncertain: Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They are also reported to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice a diuretic?

Only if 100% pure.: Cranberry juice is a natural diuretic, only if it is 100% cranberry juice, i.e. If you juice it yourself.The additives usually added, defeat the purpose. ...Read more

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Can drinking cranberry juice really help with cystitis irritation?

Can drinking cranberry juice really help with cystitis irritation?

No: Can make cystitis irritation worse. Cranberry juice is only of use in preventing cystitis as it interferes with bacteria adhering to bladder lining. Acidity of cranberry juice can be quite irritating to the bladder. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice cure gonorrhea?

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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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