Can cranberry juice help cure kidney infections?

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.
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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Does drinking cranberry juice cure a kidney infection?

Unlikely. A kidney infection means that the bacteria has migrated from the bladder up to the kindey. This is a more severe form of a urinary tract infection that requires antibiotic therapy and frequently required hospitalization to give intravenous antibiotics. Read more...

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...

Will cranberry juice help a kidney / bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

Not really. Some people believe so, but studies have not shown that, so there is no proof for that in medical literature. Read more...

Can cranberry juice help stop a kidney or bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

Perhaps. 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...

I am prone to kidney stones, infections and bladder infections. To prevent these things how much pure cranberry juice should I drink a day?

Nephrolithiasis. Kidney stones in women are unusual (men to women, 9 to 1). Infection with kidney stones is a very serious combination of problems. You need to see a urologist to exclude anatomical problems with the genitourinary (gu)tract and then to see a nephrologist for proper medical management in addition to any surgical procedure suggested by complete exam of the gu tract. Read more...
Cranberry juice. Cranberry juice and tablets have been recommended for uti's. It may or may not help. It is not recommended for kidney stones. For those two conditions the important thing is to maintain hydration, increase your water intake to keep your urine clear color. How much you drink depends on your size and metabolism. Empty your bladder frequently specially after intercourse, avoid vaginal infections. Read more...

I having lower back pain I don't know if its a infection in my kidneys wen I use the bathroom my urin is cloudy I drink water and cranberry juice?

UTI. You would have to drink so much cranberry juice to prevent UTI that you would drown in it. Cloudy urine is very common and is usually due to chemicals precipitating out when the toilet water changes the acid/base content of the urine. You need to see a doctor about the lower back pain because it could be due to many other things. Best wishes. Read more...