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Will baking soda clear up a bladder infection?

Will baking soda clear up a bladder infection?

Here are some...: How would you use baking soda, by mouth or by self administration directly to the bladder? By mouth, it will alkalize the urine, but will not kill bacteria which causes UTI; hence it will not clear bladder infection. To explore more issues on UTI, welcome to peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html. More? Seek evaluation by local doc or contact me for more counseling... ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Could I have a bladder infection? I've been drinking a lot of soda and I've been having to urine a lot! I've had an bladder infection before. Help please

Could I have a bladder infection? I've been drinking a lot of soda and I've been having to urine a lot! I've had an bladder infection before. Help please

Urinary frequency: Are you urinating in small or large amounts? Uti's usually have frequency in small amounts often with burning. If you're urinating in large amounts, it may be due to the large intake of fluids. A simple urine culture will settle the question. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Plenty of fluids: Drink plenty of fluids especially water as this decreases bacterial count. Cranberry juice helps prevent some bladder infections. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Not the best: although cranberry juice and similar supplements may reduce the risk of an infection. However, it is best to treat an active infection by seeing your primary care doctor and treat it with antibiotics and plenty of water. ...Read more

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Can u get bladder infection frm a lake?

Can u get bladder infection frm a lake?

UTI: Unusual, but could potentially occur under unique circumstances. Would need more info to respond accurately. Usually utis in women are from bacteria present in the vaginal barrel and perineum (labia, etc.). They get there from the stool, and because women have a short urethra (tube from bladder out) infection is much easier than in men. ...Read more

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What can I do about a bladder infection?

What can I do about a bladder infection?

Treat appropriately.: Bladder infections are caused by bacteria which need to be treated by an appropriate antibiotic. First, see you physician and provide a urine sample for urinalysis and culture. This will confirm that you have an actual infection, then provide the doctor with the antibiotic that will clear the infection. Drink plenty of fluids, void frequently. Take the medication exactly as directed. ...Read more

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What can cause a bladder infection usually?

What can cause a bladder infection usually?

Bacteria. : Urinary tract infections occur when pathogenic bacteria proliferate in the urine, causing inflammation in the urethra, bladder and sometimes the kidney. E. Coli is the most common cause, which is usually found in the colon but can contaminate the urine since the urethra and anus are in such close proximity. Infections are cleared with antibiotics, and should be confirmed by urine culture. ...Read more

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Can a bladder infection go away on its own?

Can a bladder infection go away on its own?

Yes, but can worsen: Yes, a bladder infection can go away on its own, but it can also get worse if not treated. Bladder infections often respond well to natural therapies such as d-mannose (found in cranberry juice) and herbs like uva ursi. See http://bit.Ly/1hzudgk
; http://earthclinic.Com/cures/bladder_infection.Html
if home remedies don't help within a few days or if symptoms worsen see a doctor. ...Read more

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Will a bladder infection go away on its own?

May or may not : An acute urinary tract infection that is untreated or not resolving can potentially lead to serious problems including an infection to the kidneys. So get it checked out before symptoms get out of control. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of bladder infection?

Pain with urination: There are several common symptoms, not eveyone has all the symptoms

burning with urination
cloudy urine
unpleasant smell to urine
more frequent urination
blood in urine. ...Read more

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Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

Cranberry juice/tabs: Spontaneous resolution of a bladder infection can occur. You should drink lots of fluids to flush your urologic system, drink carnberry juice or take cranberry tablets. You may take over the counter bladder analgesics such as azo. However if your symptoms persisted or got worse see your medical provider immediately. ...Read more

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How can I make a bladder infection less painful?

How can I make a bladder infection less painful?

Several things. : The most important and effective way to treat the pain of a urinary tract infection is to take a full course of the correct antibiotic to eliminate the cause of pain. In addition to this, a medication called Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can be taken to help with burning and pain of bladder irritation. Nsaids such as Ibuprofen can also help by reducing inflammation. ...Read more

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What is a good way to relieve bladder infection pain?

What is a good way to relieve bladder infection pain?

OTC: look for an over the counter form of phenazopyridine ("Azo"). there are several brands available. They are all quite helpful in relieving bladder pain associated with cystitis. They do stain the urine a very dark orange though ...Read more

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Can you die from a bladder infection if left untreated?

Probably not: If you are otherwise healthy you likely will be ok. The risk is spread to the kidneys with subsequent inoculation of the blood stream spreading the infection everywhere. This is rare and is more likely in patients with compromised immune systems; elderly, diabetics, cancer patients, HIV patients. Since the treatment is simple and non toxic why wouldn't you treat a uti? ...Read more

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What are the tests for bladder infection without symptoms?

What are the tests for bladder infection without symptoms?

Urinalysis & culture: A urine sample for dipstick urinalysis test and full culture in the lab will show any infection, whether there are symptoms or not. ...Read more

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Are there home tests to see if you have a bladder infection?

Nitrite dipstick: Azo test strips., or nitrite strips are available at walgreens, some other pharmacies , some medical supply houses or via google. Possibly from a dr's office. Of couse if urine has a foul odor and urination stings and you have urgeny and frquency of urination and it all occurred quite suddenly, you probly have a uti. ...Read more

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What medications can I take for recurrent bladder infections?

What medications can I take for recurrent bladder infections?

UTI: Knowing which bacteria caused your bladder infection usually dictates the antibiotic to be used after susceptibility tests are done. If you do not feel better within 48 to 72 hours, either ask your doctor for the next best antibiotic or have a repeat urine culture done. Studies have shown that drinking cranberry juice can help treat a urine infection. ...Read more

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I have a bladder infection, is it normal for my back to hurt?

I have a bladder infection, is it normal for my back to hurt?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. Some may have sacral discomfort as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why i get bladder infections so easily?

UTI's nth time...: Frequent Intercourse in the past month is the most common risk factor. Factors affecting bladder emptying like increase in residual urine in bladder after emptying (post void residual), incontinence, and cystocele, are strongly associated with recurrent UTIs. Make sure the antibiotic is right for the bug. Better yet see your urologist or urogynecologist.
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Is it possible to buy something to take for a bladder infection?

Is it possible to buy something to take for a bladder infection?

Prescription is best: From a health care professional. Cystex is the only over the counter medication available without prescription in USA. However getting a urinalysis to confirm infection plus urine culture to identify organism & appropriate antibacterial to take is the correct way to manage. ...Read more

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What to do if I have frequent but short lasting bladder infection?

What to do if I have frequent but short lasting bladder infection?

Antibiotics/cranberr: Best to find out if there is any treatable cause for your utis. R u drinking enough? Ru urinating after sex? Wearing cotton underwear ; no thongs. Shower rather than bathe. Avoid constipation. Seperate thighs widely with urination to avoid trapping urine. Nightly Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) or after sex can prevent recurring infections. Cranberry juice or cranberry capsules can help to prevent them. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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


Dr. William Harris
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Bladder Infection (Definition)

Caused by bacteria multiplying in bladder. Most common symptoms are frequent urination, burning sensation during urination & foul smelling urine. Cause inflammation ...Read more