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How do you treat UTIs naturally?

Needs Abx: I am not aware of any "natural" way of treating UTI.

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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Can you naturally cure an uti?

Can you naturally cure an uti?

No: If you truly have a urinary tract infection, whether bladder or kidney, you need antibiotics to cure it. You can try to flush it out w/lots of water. Some try drinking lots of cranberry juice to change bladder environment but once established, you need antibiotics. If you keep getting utis, need to look for reasons why. Consider urine culture to help choose antibiotic. Also consider std/sti.

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Is it possible to naturally cure a uti?

Is it possible to naturally cure a uti?

Depends: Sometimes drinking a lot of liquids, specially cranberry juice may treat infection. Depends on type of infection. Be careful not to turn into a kidney infection which can be risky.

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Is it possible to treat and cure existing UTI infections naturally?

Is it possible to treat and cure existing UTI infections naturally?

You can try: Harder, not as effective as antibiotics, but you can try: uva ursi with 250mg of arbutin 4x/day; or try d-mannose 500mg 4x/day. Cranberry extract 400-500mg twice a day. Other homeopathic treatments: horsetail 500mg capsules 4x/day.

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Can you treat a UTI naturally without antibiotics? Is so how?

Can you treat a UTI naturally without antibiotics? Is so how?

Some anecdotal...: Some have claim for years that cranberry juice could help fight a UTI due to changes in your bladder tissue that do not allow bacteria to grow as they need to. However, there is no clear scientific prove of this. Many healthy people's bodies fight the infection on its own but that is impossible to predict so in order to avoid complications antibiotics are recommended if having symptoms of UTI.

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How to tell if my son has uti. Been screaming days straight, not eat or taking bottle, fighting sleep. Doesn't want to e put down he's 10 months?

How to tell if my son has uti. Been screaming days straight, not eat or taking bottle, fighting sleep. Doesn't want to e put down he's 10 months?

Hard to say: You have omitted important data. Circumcised males rarely have UTI's, uncircumcised males would have their 1st before 2 months of age. Either would also have fever.A 10 mo old falls into the developmental stage where they have anxiety around strangers and fear separation. At this point I would visit with his doc to rule out a treatable problem.

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Can cranberry juice fight a UTI that is already present, or does it only prevent them?

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 best weapons against utis.

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How can I naturally cure and treat urinary tract infections and avoid recurrence and frequent pain?

How can I naturally cure and treat urinary tract infections and avoid recurrence and frequent pain?

Stay hydrated: There is no sure-fire way to prevent uti's. Some things that may help include: don't wait too long (e.g. Not more than 3-4 hours) between urinations, empty the bladder soon after intercourse, and clean carefully after bowel movements. Although there are no research studies, these are commone sense things that may help reduce the incidence of uti's.

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Are antibiotics targeted toward certain illnesses or do they generally fight off whatever infection is in your body? I am currently taking an antibiotic for a UTI and caught a cold, wondering if this medicine will fight it off at all or only treat the uti

Are antibiotics targeted toward certain illnesses or do they generally fight off whatever infection is in your body? I am currently taking an antibiotic for a UTI and caught a cold, wondering if this medicine will fight it off at all or only treat the uti

Antibiotics,: Antibiotics, when prescribed appropriately, are targeted to specific illnesses. They're actually targeted to specific bacteria that we know are responsible for certain illnesses. For example, most urinary tract infections are caused by a bacteria known as e. Coli, and we know that e. Coli is very sensitive to certain antibiotics. So when you suspect or know that someone has a uti, you would give them an antibiotic that is effective against e. Coli. That same antibiotic probably wouldn't work so well for a skin infection, which we know are typically caused by staph bacteria. If someone has a skin infection, they may be given keflex, minocycline, or other drugs that are effective at killing staph. Minocycline will probably do the trick for a skin infection caused by staph, but it may not do much for an e. Coli urinary tract infection. No antibiotic is going to treat a virus, which is what causes the typical cold. Sometimes cold symptoms are more than a viral illness, and could be representative of a bacterial bronchitis or pneumonia. And if that's the case, you'd want an antibiotic that not only kills the bugs that we know cause pneumonia, like strep. Pneumoniae, but also penetrates into the respiratory tract. All this being said, most antibiotics are wide spectrum enough to be multi-purpose, but that's a scary though. Think about it this way, if you always use a nuclear bomb against a cockroach, someday that's not going to kill the cockroach. And where does that leave you? The use of the most specific antibiotic for whatever bacterial infection is going on, typically leads to just as many cures, fewer side effects, and less emergence of resistant bacteria. We've only got so many antibiotics, and we're not developing new ones as quickly as we're burning through the old ones. Next time a doctor suggests that you don't need an antibiotic, realize that he'd say the same thing to his wife, husband, son or daughter.

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I think I have a UTI but I only have problems peeing sometimes. And im also itching around vagina entrance? How do I cure naturally?

I think I have a UTI but I only have problems peeing sometimes. And im also itching around vagina entrance? How do I cure naturally?

Cranberry Juice: Drinking cranberry juice which contains tannins may have some antibacterial properties. If your symptoms are not improving, see a physician for a urine culture and appropriate antibiotic treatment.

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I went to the ER bec I was feeling hot temp was 100.5 And I was cold. I am currently 3 months preg and they said I have an UTI. Today went to follow up and now they said there was no uti n trying to fight the uti got a yeast. Can I use monistat??

I went to the ER bec I was feeling hot temp was 100.5 And I was cold. I am currently 3 months preg and they said I have an UTI. Today went to follow up and now they said there was no uti n trying to fight the uti got a yeast. Can I use monistat??

OB care started?: The ER is great for emergency care, but not so great for pregnant women with chronic care issues. Have you started seeing an OB MD for continuing prenatal care yet? If not, see one now who can address the UIT, yeast, and provide safe Rx for both if needed to protect your developing fetus.

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How can you treat UTI infection naturally, without going to the doctor and receiving antibiotics?

How can you treat UTI infection naturally, without going to the doctor and receiving antibiotics?

There isn't anything: Reliable, but you can try drinking more fluids to help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider.

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I have a UTI (2nd time after taking a course of antibiotics) I'm 16 weeks pregnant and don't want to take antibiotics again. What can I do naturally?

I have a UTI (2nd time after taking a course of antibiotics) I'm 16 weeks pregnant and don't want to take antibiotics again. What can I do naturally?

Complicated UTI: Uti in pregnancy is considered complicated and requires treatment. Untreated UTI puts you at risk for premature labor and delivery; sepsis (infection that spread to other organ system) to name a few. Please see your OB and follow her recommendations.

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What is the best antibiotic to get rid of urinary tract infections? Macrobid didn't work for me. I've been fighting a uti for a year. It comes & goes

What is the best antibiotic to get rid of urinary tract infections? Macrobid didn't work for me. I've been fighting a uti for a year. It comes & goes

Best Abiotic for UTI: The best one is based on what the urine culture. If asked they will test the antibiotic that kills the bug best. You need to have a urological consult to see if there is a problem making you have repeated infections.

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How can children get UTIs?

How can children get UTIs?

UTI's in kids: Children do not get urinary tract infections for most of the same reasons that adults do. First and foremost, anatomical issues such as vesicoureteral reflux, posterior urethral valves and others issues must be investigated. Otherwise, UTI's in children are often due to poor hygiene/wiping, masturbation, infrequent diaper or pull up changes, or chronic urethral irritation.

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What can cause frequent utis?

What can cause frequent utis?

Several rsk factors: Recurrent UTI is defined by having more than 3 infections in a year. There are several risk factors such as kidney or bladder stones, frequent sexual intercourse, use of lubricants and spermicides etc.

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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