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What's a good urinary tract infection at home treatment?

What's a good urinary tract infection at home treatment?

Antibiotics from Dr.: There is no good home treatment other than taking antibiotics. Drink plenty of water and urinate fairly frequently so bacteria are eliminated at close to or at a faster rate than they reproduce. ...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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Suggest an at home urinary tract infection treatment?

Suggest an at home urinary tract infection treatment?

None: Please see your doctor for a proper treatment so that you do not damage your organs permanently. ...Read more

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What's a good urinary tract infection treatment at home?

What's a good urinary tract infection treatment at home?

None: Please see a doctor for a proper diagnosis, including culture, if needed, and a prescription for the right antibiotic. ...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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Advice for an at home remedy for urinary tract infection that is a possible kidney infection?

Advice for an at home remedy for urinary tract infection that is a possible kidney infection?

Med eval now: I believe in some home remedies but if you are developing possible pyelonephritis, i strongly encourage you seek standard medical care asap. ...Read more

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Could i cure a uti/bladder infection at home?

Could i cure a uti/bladder infection at home?

Yes: As long as the infection is mild, that is , not associated with blood in the urine or a fever it may be cured at home. ...Read more

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What's a suggested at home treatment for yeast infection?

What's a suggested at home treatment for yeast infection?

Over the counter: I don't recommend any home remedy; treatment can be found over the counter in any local pharmacy. ...Read more

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Anyone have advice for an at home remedy for urinary tract infection?

Anyone have advice for an at home remedy for urinary tract infection?

Drink 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. ...Read more

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What are some at home remedies for a bladder / UTI infection?

What are some at home remedies for a bladder / UTI infection?

Temporary measures: Home remedies may tide you over until seen by fp. Plenty of fluids, especially cranberry juice (not "cocktail") to acidify urine & prevent bacterial attachment to cells; avoid oj as it makes urine more alkaline & favors bacterial growth. Otc urinary analgesics help but interfere with urine dipstick tests & may mask blood in urine. See fp for eval & tx soon. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies for curing a urinary tract infection with ecoli bacteria?

Cranberry and fluid: Fluid hydration and frequent emptying of your bladder is the most important way to cure bladder infections at home. Cranberry concentrate pill will also help, acidifying the urine and preventing bacterial adherance to the bladder lining. If symptoms persist you should seek care from your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat a urinary tract infection at home?

If it is an actual: urinary tract infection (not just urinary symptoms) than an antibiotic is needed to kill bacteria. ...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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What are some at home cheep but affective treatment for a UTI ( urinary track infection )?

Antibiotivs : Antibiotics are cheap, almost always work as anticipated, and the good part is tat they can be taken at home. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a urinary tract infection fast at home without antibiotics?

No such remedy: There are no good home remedies for urinary tract infections. You will need to take antibiotics to treat the infection if you want to solve this problem. ...Read more

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What can cure a yeast infection at home?

Not recommended: I don't recommend any home remedy; you can purchase any treatment over the counter from your local drug store. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies for curing a urinary tract infection with a high colony count of >10 of ecoli bacteria?

Can you suggest some home remedies for curing a urinary tract infection with a high colony count of >10 of ecoli bacteria?

Cranberry and fluid: Fluid hydration and frequent emptying of your bladder is the most important way to cure bladder infections at home. Cranberry concentrate pill will also help, acidifying the urine and preventing bacterial adherance to the bladder lining. If symptoms persist you should seek care from your doctor. ...Read more

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Please describe a good natural way to cure a urinary tract infection at home?

Cranberry and fluid: Fluid hydration and frequent emptying of your bladder is the most important way to cure bladder infections at home. Cranberry concentrate pill will also help, acidifying the urine and preventing bacterial adherance to the bladder lining. If symptoms persist you should seek care from your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection go into a uti? Or is urinary freq. Common with a yeast infection?

Urinary frequency: A yeast infection can not turn into a uti. One could have both at the same time. Yeast can cause urinary frequency although I do not see that very often. ...Read more

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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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Im getting a bladder infections , is there any home remedys for it ?

Im getting a bladder infections , is there any home remedys for it ?

Not reliable: There are products like azo-cranberry. That contain only an analgesic similar to pyridium (phenazopyridine) which is prescription medicine. Also cranberry juice has some real positive effect. These treatments are food only until pr gets their urine examined and antibiotic is given. UTIs require antibiotics (in the USA all antibiotics require prescription by a physician). ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for urinary tract infections/bladder infections?

Cranberry: Increasing fluids, cranberry juice are two of the most successful. However, many people will require antibiotics for a true infection. ...Read more

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How come I keep getting bladder infections?

How come I keep getting bladder infections?

UTI: Urine formed by the kidneys is usually sterile. Bladder infections are caused by bacteria that travel from the vaginal area into the bladder. Incorrect wiping technique introduce bacteria into the bladder meaust. The lining of the urinary tract can usually kill bacteria and loss of this function maybe the reason for recurrent infection. Any obstruction in the urinary tract can also cause a uti. ...Read more

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How come i keep getting bladder infections so often?

How come i keep getting bladder infections so often?

?Sex, ?hygiene: Could be: you don't urinate after sex and go to sleep with a full bladder, use bubble-bath or take tub baths rather than shower, wipe wrong way, don't spread your thighs when urinating + thus trapping urine behind labia, withhold urge to void, wear thongs or non-cotton underwear, are constipated or are menopausal. All or any of the above could make you prone tro utis. ...Read more

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With bladder infections what else should I be looking for?

With bladder infections what else should I be looking for?

Depends: It depends on wether you are man or woman, what organism is involved, are there any developmental defects, do you have urinary stones? Bladder infection may spread to other organs, especially kidney. Bladder infections are generally easily treatable with antibiotics. ...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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Can you tell me reasons why i get bladder infections so easily?

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. ...Read more

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What r posible reasons I am gettin bladder infections and im a male?

Needs to be checked: There are many reasons for a man to get bladder infections. These could include an enlarged prostate, urtehral stricture, and kidney stones just to name a few. You need to see a urologist to have the appropriate testing. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I'm getting bladder infections every 4-6 months?

What does it mean if I'm getting bladder infections every 4-6 months?

Here are some ...: Have you been properly documented for bacterial UTI? Analyzing history will tell if your recurrent UTI is uncomplicated. If so, no study is needed and your UTI could be managed with self-testing & self-treatment regimen or long-term low-dose antibiotic. More on how to handle health-related issues? Go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby, you'll gain insights on how to work closely. ...Read more

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I've had about 8-10 bladder infections I.n the past year is there so something wrong w me ?

I've had about 8-10 bladder infections I.n the past year is there so something wrong w me ?

Nothing wrong w/ you: Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) isn't rare, but if you're not seeing a doctor, do so to make sure that's the problem. Often easily prevented. Sex is a common trigger; sex massages UTI bacteria into the urethra. Diaphragm raises risk. Antibiotiic after sex or an antbiotic dose once a week can be helpful. Consider seeing an infectious diseases specialist for detailed advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been having bladder infections repeatedly since september, can there be a deeper problem rather than just bladder infections?

I've been having bladder infections repeatedly since september, can there be a deeper problem rather than just bladder infections?

Yes: If you are having repeated bladder infections, there may be a problem. See a urologist who can test to see if your bladder is emptying completely. ...Read more

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Keep getting bladder infections.2 in the last 2 weeks & before that i was getting one every 2 weeks or so for about 3 months. Should i be worried?

Yes: Recurrent "bladder infections" cause for concern. Need a culture to prove actual infection. On more than one occasion, i noted doctors treat recurrent "bladder infections" based on symptoms of frequency & urgency absent urine tests or cultures. These symptoms can accompany fibromyalgia & interstitial cystitis & absent provable bacterial bladder infection. Urologists can find tract obstructions. ...Read more

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I have recurring bladder infections. Would having HPV contribute to that?

While this is not: The usual sign, seeing the gyn or urologist about the potential causes of uti's make sense, and a pap can be done. Some might suggest that recurrent UTI may be associated with perineal hygiene and multiple sexual partners. Discuss this with your gynecologist, no easy fix or answer on the inernet. ...Read more

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I get bladder infections every month , is there ways to prevent them ?

Yes: You can prevent bladder infections by urinating after you have sex, wiping from front to back, avoiding bubble baths, staying well hydrated. You can also drink cranberry juice regularly or take cranberry tablets - there is something in cranberry juice/tablets that makes it more difficult for bacteria to stick to your bladder wall. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting bladder infections what's the best way to prevent them?

Why do I keep getting bladder infections what's the best way to prevent them?

Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) norfloxacin: Trimethoprim/sulfa (septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or bactrim), norfloxacin, and Nitrofurantoin (macrobid) given in low dose each night before bed are the usual antibiotics used to prevent frequently recurrent uti's. I do not prescribe Nitrofurantoin because of its potentially serious toxicities. ...Read more

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I have bladder extrospy i a m constsntly getting bladder infections any suggestions on preventing them?

See below:: Drink plenty of water, for cleaning wipe front to back, empty bladder after intercourse. For more info see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286/dsection=prevention. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

I don't believe: that any home remedies will be adequate to treat a urinary tract infection. The offending organism needs to be eradicated. For instance an antibiotic would be used for a bacterial infection. Symptoms may include burning with urination, having to go frequently, small amounts. etc. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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. Sandra Eleczko
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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