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I have a painful bladder infection, but I do not have any health insurance. What home remedy can I use to releive the pain fast and treat the infection?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: None

I'm sorry but you need a prescription antibiotic.
Tell the doctor you have no insurance and he could prescribe a generic antibiotic such as trimethoprim/sulfa which is inexpensive. Good luck.

In brief: None

I'm sorry but you need a prescription antibiotic.
Tell the doctor you have no insurance and he could prescribe a generic antibiotic such as trimethoprim/sulfa which is inexpensive. Good luck.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Alec Moorman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: There

There are several touted home remedies for urinary tract infections (uti), but the best evidence is for cranberry juice.
Research studies have shown that a metabolite from cranberries (and blueberries too) helps prevent bacteria from colonizing the bladder. But, it is more effective at preventing utis than treating them. If you already have a uti, cranberry juice may have a modest antibiotic effect but it may not be enough by itself. If you develop fever, chills, cloudy urine, or back or flank pain then you should definitely seek out a physician asap. Untreated utis can result in a kidney infection, which is a very serious condition that requires immediate treatment.

In brief: There

There are several touted home remedies for urinary tract infections (uti), but the best evidence is for cranberry juice.
Research studies have shown that a metabolite from cranberries (and blueberries too) helps prevent bacteria from colonizing the bladder. But, it is more effective at preventing utis than treating them. If you already have a uti, cranberry juice may have a modest antibiotic effect but it may not be enough by itself. If you develop fever, chills, cloudy urine, or back or flank pain then you should definitely seek out a physician asap. Untreated utis can result in a kidney infection, which is a very serious condition that requires immediate treatment.
Dr. Alec Moorman
Dr. Alec Moorman
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