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Will Taking Baking Soda Help My Bladder Infection
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
29 weeks pregnant with uti. Will having baking soda with water help relieve symptoms until my prescription is filled?
Will drinking colloidal silver with stage 4 CKD harm my kidney? Also 50/50 colloidal silver and saline solution bladder washouts to combat bad bacteria, will this damage the lining of my bladder?
No to silver: Colloidal silver is toxic and harmful. For some reason the natural health movement has glorified colloidal silver as a cure-all, but the evidence is quite the opposite. Doctors stopped using it in the 1970s when it became clear the harmful effects far outweighed any supposed benefits. Please stop using this substance. Yes it will harm your kidney and your bladder. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How much?: Why did you drink baking soda? A small amount is not going to have any effect. Even a large amount will get taken care of by the kidneys, without any damage to the kidney. It will not give acid, in fact baking soda is alkaline. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Soda: Usually it hurts since it contains acidic elements. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It may make some stones worse. Please discuss the issue with your doctor as different treatments are needed, depending on the type of stone. ...Read more
Are there immune boosters that can help prevent bladder infections? Can i drink cranberry citrus soda regularly to help?
Immune booster: No there no vaccines that can prevent all infections. No drinking cranberry soda would not help. ...Read more
Some people think so: It is one of those believe handed down from grandmother. ...Read more
Good Question: There is conflicting evidence about cranberry products preventing cystitis. A review was published in 2008 of ten research trials that had studied the effects of taking various cranberry products each day (juice, tablets, etc). This review concluded that women who took cranberry products had, on average, fewer urine infections than women who did not take cranberry products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't confirm if: it is effective. But apple cider vinegar has been used in folk medicine to treat sore throats for a long time. ...Read more
No: Please don't eat baking soda.Get a more detailed answer ›
It will relieve pain: BC powder will relieve pain but it will not treat the infection. You should see a physician and be evaluated. You will require antibiotics for a bladder and/or kidney infection. If you do not treat adequately, It can become serious. If you're prone to vaginal yeast infections, remember to use use medication after the antibiotics. ...Read more
Here are some...: How would you use baking soda, by mouth or by self administration directly to the bladder? By mouth, it will alkalize the urine, but will not kill bacteria which causes UTI; hence it will not clear bladder infection. To explore more issues on UTI, welcome to peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html. More? Seek evaluation by local doc or contact me for more counseling... ...Read more
It will be messy: Baking powder contains baking soda and cream of tartar, which is a very fine powder. So it will make a kind of goo that might help a little but also might make things worse. Better to find the cause of the odor (very often it is a buildup of the wrong kind of bacteria or yeast in the vagina), especially if there is a discharge, and to treat the cause specifically. Get it checked at any clinic. ...Read more
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
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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