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How long does it take for cranberry juice to affect uti?

How long does it take for cranberry juice to affect 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. Not considered effective for treatment. ...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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How long might it usually take for cranberry juice to ease the symptoms of uti?

How long might it usually take for cranberry juice to ease the symptoms of uti?

Agree with Dr Krick: Cranberry juice sometimes helps as a preventative but not as a treatment for UTI's. 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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Can organic 100% cranberry juice cure an uti?

Can organic 100% cranberry juice cure an 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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How much time does it take for cranberry juice to stop my uti?

How much time does it take for cranberry juice to stop my uti?

Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice won't necessarily 'cure' your UTI, but it can be helpful, and is also a very good for prevention of UTIS. It contains tannins, proanthocyanidins, that prevent bacterial attachment to the urinary tract. With lots of fluids and cranberry juice, you might be able to head off an infection, but, if diagnosed, usually a short course of antibiotic is advised. Blueberry juice good, too! ...Read more

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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...: Cranberry juice won't help. For several years it was believed cranberry 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 causes of painful or urgent urination in young males; it's an STD for sure if you also have urethral discharge. Don't cut corners; you need to see a doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...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 an 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 an uti? Recommend that you see you physician or a urologist before self diagnosing / self medicating. ...Read more

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Could cranberry juice cause an uti?

Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice can prevent utis by interfering with the ability of bacterial to stick to the bladder walls. ...Read more

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Why cranberry juice is use for uti?

Why cranberry juice is use for uti?

See below.: Cranberry juice is commonly used as there is a plausible weak benefit as an anti infective. However, there is no study that clearly demonstrates this effect. There is little downside to taking it other than weight gain and possible increase in reflux irritation. ...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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How exactly does cranberry juice help with uti's?

Various: Many recent studies have proven that real cranberry juice helps prevent UTI in women. Mainly, the components of cranberry juice prevent bacterial colonization of the lining of the lower gu tract (bladder and urethra). It also helps to slightly acidify the urine to keep bacteria at bay. Proper amount if water intake also helps, along with not holding in your urine for prolonged periods of time. ...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 an uti. ...Read more

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Grape cranberry juice good for uti?

Possibly: The evidence 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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How come cranberry juice helps with utis?

Makes the urine acid: More acidic, less likely to get utis will not usually get rid of one once u have one, u need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice or colloidal silver help for an uti?

Dont treat UTIs: Cranberry juice contains proanthocyanidins which interfere with bacteria adhering to bladder wall & thus are useful preventative for utis. Acidity of c juice can help to treat utis but is no sustitute for antibiotics. Colloidal silver has no known function in the body & fda have ruled as neither safe nor effective for anything in the body & not for otc sale. Now cosidered a "misbranded" product. ...Read more

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Why do they tell you to drink cranberry juice for a UTI?

Why do they tell you to drink cranberry juice for a UTI?

It is supposed ...: To acidify the urine, which theoretically kills or prevents bacterial growth in the urine. Most studies show this really doesn't work. The urine is not acidic enough to do any good. You are better off drinking plenty of water, which helps flush bacteria from the bladder. If symptoms persist more than 2-3 days, see your doctor to get checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there anything besides cranberry juice to drink with an uti?

Hydrate w water.: Cranberry juice may help with 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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Can cranberry juice fight a UTI that is already present, or does it only prevent them?

Weak action: Cranberry juice is a weak UTI preventative and virtually of no use in treating an active uti. Most utis burn themselves out without medication, as used to happen in olden times before the advent of antibiotics, unless there is a structural abnormality of the urinary tract. Drinking plenty of liquids and a short course of antibiotics are the best weapons against utis. ...Read more

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29yo male; very healthy; freq (1-5) UTIs per month; cause is unk; 5-6 yr history; no doc consult; cranberry juice is most helpful; help appreciated!

29yo male; very healthy; freq (1-5) UTIs per month; cause is unk; 5-6 yr history; no doc consult; cranberry juice is most helpful; help appreciated!

Here are some...: How have you been diagnosed to have recurrent UTIs, self or professionally, with symptoms or with urinalysis + urine culture? To solve things out correctly, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work timely & closely with doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling now & in the future. ...Read more

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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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I have had a UTI for 12 days. I'm drinking lots of water and cranberry juice. Any suggestions?

I have had a UTI for 12 days. I'm drinking lots of water and cranberry juice. Any suggestions?

Water is good.: Are you taking antibiotics? Cranberry is used as a preventative — not a treatment for UTI. 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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I had an uti, so, I drank cranberry juice. How can I ne sure its gone without seeing a doctor?

Not an antibiotic: Cranberry juice is not an antibiotic and will not cure a urinary tract infection. You need to have a urine checked by a doctor to see if you have a urine infection ...Read more

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Can drinking cranberry juice help men get rid of utis?

Yes: Because cranberry juice causes the urine to become acidic, certain bacteria can't grow in urine that is acidic and it can help eliminate an infection. ...Read more

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Normal dose of cranberry juice daily for UTI prevention?

Normal dose of cranberry juice daily for UTI prevention?

For certain people..: There are some studies to suggest that drinking cranberry juice can help prevent utis in woman who have had numerous previous utis. This is about the only group that has shown some benefit. For those who have never had an uti, it doesn't seem to help. It doesn't help to treat an uti, either. It doesn't seem to help males. ...Read more

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

Cocktail: If it states it is a cocktail then it contains very little cranberry juice. 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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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


Dr. James Lin
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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