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What foods are good for helping people with urinary tract infection ?

What foods are good for helping people with urinary tract infection ?

< acid+ Avoid constipation + acid urine producing foods + beverages, thus raw apples, pears, plums, cherries+ berries are good. Avoid tomatoes, oranges + citrus fruit or drinks + firm baanas which constipate. Bland, baked, boiled, or steamed foods rather than fried + avoid spices. High fiber, non-processed foods like brown rice, whole grain bread, cauliflower, cabbage, beans etc + avoid constipation +germs. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


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Please suggest what foods are good for people with urinary tract infection?

Please suggest what foods are good for people with urinary tract infection?

Hydration is helpful: This helps flush out the bladder. It is reasonable to think that things that acidify the urine (like vit c) might be helpful but there reallly aren't any formal research studies that show effectiveness for other foods. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good for people with urinary tract infection besides cranberries ?

Please suggest what foods are good for people with urinary tract infection besides cranberries ?

Hydration is helpful: This helps flush out the bladder. It is reasonable to think that things that acidify the urine (like vit c) might be helpful but there reallly aren't any formal research studies that show effectiveness for other foods. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good for people with urinary tract infection ?

Water: Drink water, about 64 ozs a day to keep high urine flow rates. Cranberry juice purportedly helps but this has not been shown to be superior to antibiotics in medical studies. ...Read more

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What fruits are good for people with urinary tract infection besides cranberries ?

What fruits are good for people with urinary tract infection besides cranberries ?

Blueberries: Both blueberries and cranberries have a chemical that may play a role in preventing bacterial adhesion to the bladder cells. ...Read more

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What are some things to do at home to help cure or relieve a UTI (urinary tract infection)?

What are some things to do at home to help cure or relieve a UTI (urinary tract infection)?

Antibiotics + water: Home treatment is to take prescription antibiotics at home. Also drink large volumes (10 glasses per day) and urinate every hour or two. Wear cotton underwear, shower and never use bubble-bath. Avoid or treat constipation. ...Read more

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What are some true symptoms for a urinary tract infection?

What are some true symptoms for a urinary tract infection?

See a Doctor: Common symptoms of a UTI include: burning while urinating, increased frequency of urinating, fever or chills, and change in color or smell of urine. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for someone with urinary tract infections?

What is the best diet for someone with urinary tract infections?

None proven: However, in elderly women cranberry juice showed promise in preventing urinary tract infection but not in treating it. Better think in terms of preventing causes of infection i.e. Personal hygiene with sexual relations of both parterners are the most important prevention measures for active people. Anatomic problems like stones or strictures, immune suppression need explored if repeat utis treated. ...Read more

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What are the best natural remedies for prostatitis and urinary tract discomfort?

What are the best natural remedies for prostatitis and urinary tract discomfort?

See below: Unfortunately, despite all the advertising to the contrary, no significant progress has been made in introducing efficacious supplements. ...Read more

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What are the treatments possible for an e-coli infection in urinary tract and kidney?

E. Coli treatment: The treatment is with antibiotics. Most e. Coli infections are effectively treated with levaquin (levofloxacin). Ask your doctor if this antibiotic is effective in your case. If not, the urine culture results will dictate the antibiotic you need to cure this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the treatments possible for e-coli infection in urinary tract and kidney?

What are the treatments possible for e-coli infection in urinary tract and kidney?

Antibiotics: Those that should be effective against e coli include bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, etc. However, a urine culture will confirm which antibiotics are likely to work against that specific strain of e coli. Once the doctor has that info, he or she will typically de-escalate the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Does cranberry juice help when you have a kidney infection? What is different between UTI and kidney infection?

Does cranberry juice help when you have a kidney infection? What is different between UTI and kidney infection?

Possibly but...: A UTI means urinary tract infection which could be bladder or kidney but this usually refers to a bladder infection. A kidney infection is more serious.Cranberry juice contains d-mannose, a sugar that helps if the UTI is caused by e. Coli (about 90%) but not if caused by other bacteria. Pure d-mannose will help more than cranberry juice & can be taken along with antibiotics. See my comment:. ...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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What are some treatments for a urinary tract infection?

What are some treatments for a urinary tract infection?

Culture + Antibiotic: Urinary tract infections (utis) are most commonly caused by the bacterium e. Coli. Because of the bacterial etiology, antibiotics like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which effectively end up in the urinary tract are routinely used. Urine cultures ensure that the causative bacteria is a.) identified and b.) susceptible to the prescribed antibiotic. ...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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Urinary tract infection symptoms continue after treatment. What are good treatments for this?

Double check: Make sure the infection is cleared with another urine analysis and culture. This is the most common cause of persistent symptoms. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) helps with acute symptoms but it is not for chronic use. It is possible with a severe infection that there is significant bladder inflammation that takes a while to resolve but i would bet persistent infection with a bacteria resistant to original antibiotic. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of urinary tract infections that doctors will help?

All symptoms: Antibiotics should cure the UTI and thus clear the symptoms. Burning sensation, if present & severe can be aleviated with pyridium, (phenazopyridine) which your dr. Can prescribe. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent urinary tract infections?

Adequate hydration: Simple things are often the best. Push fluids, void after intercourse, avoid overuse of perineal pads, and proper perineal hygiene are all helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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


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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more