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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

Dr. James Krick
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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 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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I'm wondering why are cranberrys useful in UTI (urinary tract infection)?

Some studies: Some studies suggest that cranberry contains a substance that coats the bladder and helps prevent bacteria from sticking to the lining of the bladder thus preventing the formation of a uti. Cranberries also contain vitamin c which helps to make the urine more acidic which also helps to make the bladder more resistant to infection. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infection maybe. Try cranberry juice first?

Urinary tract infection maybe. Try cranberry juice first?

No - urine test: Firstly you need to know if there is a UTI or not. That requires a urinalysis. Then antibiotics if you have a uti. Also drink plenty of water and urinate every couple of hours. This helps to eliminate bacteria from the bladder. Cranberry juice is useful in preventing a UTI by reducing ability of bacteria to adhere to the bladder lining. It does not treat a uti. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice help a urinary tract infection?

Can cranberry juice help a urinary tract infection?

Prevention - not tx.: It is not used to treat urinary tract infections. 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 taking cranberry juice cure a urinary tract infection?

Can taking cranberry juice cure a urinary tract infection?

Not usually: Cranberry juice inhibits bacteria from adhering to the bladder lining and by that mechanism is believed to be helpful in preventing cystitis. It is not particularly effective once the infection has been established. ...Read more

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What is cranberry extract is it cranberry juice and if so does it really help a urinary tract infection?

What is cranberry extract is it cranberry juice and if so does it really help a urinary tract infection?

Yes: Cranberry extract is from cranberries. Cranberry juice often contains sugar so using cranberry extract is better for uti's. Some studies indicate that cranberry is as effective as antibiotics for urinary tract infections caused by the e. Coli bacteria. ...Read more

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How much cranberry juice should you drink to prevent bladder infection/urinary tract infection?

How much cranberry juice should you drink to prevent bladder infection/urinary tract infection?

Unknown: It is really unknown how much to drink, the first problem we have is that we do believe that cranberry juice help on UTI and there are scientific reasons to support that, but clinical studies did not confirm that, so we really don't know, but since it cranberry juice is safe we sometimes recommend it, the mentioned negative studies evaluated 8 ounces 27% juice. ...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?

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 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

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What should ivtake as a medicine for a urinary tract infection. Now I started taking effervescent granules urinary alkalinizer 4 times a day. Is good?

What should ivtake as a medicine for a urinary tract infection. Now I started taking effervescent granules urinary alkalinizer 4 times a day. Is good?

UTI treatment: You need to have your urine cultured to see what bacterium (b) is causing your uti. Starting an antibiotic (a) without knowing what b caused your UTI and what a it's sensitive to is not a good practice. Taking granules to make your urine less acidic is also not a good idea. Bacteria are less likely to grow in a acidic environment. Making your urine less so will do nothing to help combat your uti. ...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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What is a good way to cure a urinary tract infection (uti)?

Antibiotics: 3-5 days of appropriate antibiotic treatment will cure a bladder infection, 7-14 days for a kidney infection. ...Read more

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I have a urinary tract infection and was prescribed Cipro. I’ve read scarey things about the side effects. Is there a good alternative?

I have a urinary tract infection and was prescribed Cipro. I’ve read scarey things about the side effects. Is there a good alternative?

Yes, several: The best drug is one that has a high cure rate for similar infections in your geographic area, minimal side effects, and is cost effective. Macrobid, Bactrim, Fosfomycin, and cephalexin are all reasonable alternatives. A urine culture is the best way to determine a good antibiotic choice, but cipro and its class aren’t recommended anymore unless you’ve no other reasonable alternative. ...Read more

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Is it good to use urinary tract infection pills after sex to cleanse out your body?

Is it good to use urinary tract infection pills after sex to cleanse out your body?

SOMETIMES: Occassionally we prescribe antibiotics to prevent urinary infections but only when you see that you develop UTI after having sex or you are getting a lot of uti's. ...Read more

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Are home remedies a good idea when getting rid of a urinary tract infection?

Not in my opinion: I believe the chances of the infection festering and becoming chronic in nature by innadequately treating with "home remedies" is increased. Best bet is get a urine culture and get treated with proper antimicrobials, . ...Read more

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Is uristat (phenazopyridine) good for pain from urinary tract infection?

Is uristat (phenazopyridine) good for pain from urinary tract infection?

Yes it is: Medication will turn your urine dark orange, this is normal. Can be taken for up to 5 days in a row if needed, stop if and when symptoms have gone. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection and what are some good home remedies?

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection and what are some good home remedies?

Burning, frequency,: Urgency, bloody or cloudy urine are symptoms of bladder infection. If you develop flank pain or fever, it is a potentially serious kidney infection. Once an infection is established, you need to take antibiotics instead of home remedies. See a doctor for urine tests and proper antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Symptoms of male urinary tract infection besides pain?

Symptoms of male urinary tract infection besides pain?

See below:: Frequent urination, strong, persistent urge to urinate (urgency), burning or tingling sensation during or just after urination (dysuria), low-grade fever, cloudy urine with a strong odor, blood in urine. For more info see: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/bladder-infection/ho00022. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of urinary tract infection what's the cure? Thank you. I'm in pain now.

What are the symptoms of urinary tract infection what's the cure? Thank you. I'm in pain now.

UTI: Burning with voiding along withe frequency and urgency to go are most common symptoms. A short course of antibiotics is very effective. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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. Austina Cho
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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), urinary ...Read more