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Does drinking a gallon of water a day flush out a uti?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: No

Urine infection generally needs antibiotics.
Bladder infection or cystitis may reslove spontaneously.Drinking water may alleviate some discomfort, not necessary to drink excess water.

In brief: No

Urine infection generally needs antibiotics.
Bladder infection or cystitis may reslove spontaneously.Drinking water may alleviate some discomfort, not necessary to drink excess water.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Lowers germ concent.

Drinking lots of water dilutes bacterial concentration in urine.
Causes u to urinate > often. Which helps bladder defense mechanisms to get rid of few remaining bacteria in bladder after voiding. No way as reliable as taking an antibiotic.

In brief: Lowers germ concent.

Drinking lots of water dilutes bacterial concentration in urine.
Causes u to urinate > often. Which helps bladder defense mechanisms to get rid of few remaining bacteria in bladder after voiding. No way as reliable as taking an antibiotic.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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