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Can cranberry juice help cure kidney infections?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Real cranberries

Seems the real thing is better than the juice.
For my female patients i recommend a dozen or so dry cranberries daily, in a salad, cereal or by themselves. Excellent source of antioxidants also. Good for early bladder symptoms, but a kidney infection is a truly serious deep seated infection that needs antibiotics asap. You are at risk for a blood infection if not treated properly.

In brief: Real cranberries

Seems the real thing is better than the juice.
For my female patients i recommend a dozen or so dry cranberries daily, in a salad, cereal or by themselves. Excellent source of antioxidants also. Good for early bladder symptoms, but a kidney infection is a truly serious deep seated infection that needs antibiotics asap. You are at risk for a blood infection if not treated properly.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

A serious or significant kidney infection is not likely to be cured with cranberry juice.
A mild or early bladder infection may be resolved with cranberry juice by acidifying the urine. A significant infection would likely need antibiotics though.

In brief: Maybe

A serious or significant kidney infection is not likely to be cured with cranberry juice.
A mild or early bladder infection may be resolved with cranberry juice by acidifying the urine. A significant infection would likely need antibiotics though.
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