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How do you treat UTIs naturally?

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


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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. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a partially treated uti?

How long does it take to heal a partially treated uti?

Get help: A partially treated UTI is an untreated infection. Get seen and re evaluated and a full course of treatment. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Suspect ic had no pain for aprox2 months will a cystoscopy still be acurate or does the bladder heal in between flares? (not had any utis)

Suspect ic had no pain for aprox2 months will a cystoscopy still be acurate or does the bladder heal in between flares? (not had any utis)

Why do a : Procedure if no pain? You may have gone into remission! it's just a waste of money. Doubt it would show much if you have been symptom free for 2 months! ...Read more

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Can a blunted kidney caused by intercourse heal on its own? B4 my diagnosis i had a uti. Other organs are fine. Will i be able to have more children?

Can a blunted kidney caused by intercourse heal on its own? B4 my diagnosis i had a uti. Other organs are fine. Will i be able to have more children?

BLUNTED KIDNEY: It is likely they are discribing a renal scar from infection and not intercourse. This will not likely resolve but a typical healthy person has lots of reserve function to make up for this loss. It typically has nothing to do with the ability get pregnant in the future. ...Read more

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Can uti's heal on own?had burning feeling when urinating and discomfort for a week or so now it's lessening

Can uti's heal on own?had burning feeling when urinating and discomfort for a week or so now it's lessening

Possible, but see MD: UTIs can clear on their own, but don't count on it. The symptoms often improve but the infection persists and can turn serious. In addition, at your age (17), if you are sexually active, many apparent UTIs are due to STD, especially chlamydia or gonorrhea. You should see a doctor or clinic for professional evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more