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Is there a natural way to get rid of urinary tract infections with out takeing antibiotics ?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not Worth the Risk

If you truly have a bacterial uti, the risk of permanent damage to the kidney from an untreated infection is not worth the risk of use generally worthless or at best very weak "natural" cures.
Particularly when the right antibiotic always works ( and with rare side effects).

In brief: Not Worth the Risk

If you truly have a bacterial uti, the risk of permanent damage to the kidney from an untreated infection is not worth the risk of use generally worthless or at best very weak "natural" cures.
Particularly when the right antibiotic always works ( and with rare side effects).
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice has some mild antibiotic effect.
So, drinking a lot of the juice may help. It is best to be seen, have the diagnosis established, and receive appropriate treatment with antibiotics.

In brief: Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice has some mild antibiotic effect.
So, drinking a lot of the juice may help. It is best to be seen, have the diagnosis established, and receive appropriate treatment with antibiotics.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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David Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nope

If you indeed have a bacterial urinary tract infection, then you gotta kill the bugs, which requires antibiotics.
Probiotics and such can help prevent recurrence but won't kill the bugs once the infection has set in.

In brief: Nope

If you indeed have a bacterial urinary tract infection, then you gotta kill the bugs, which requires antibiotics.
Probiotics and such can help prevent recurrence but won't kill the bugs once the infection has set in.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: No

Many urinary tract infections burn themselves out, but why take the chance.
Drinking lots of water and urinating frequently are "natural" processes, but u still need antibiotics.U never know when a UTI will spread to the kidneys where real damage can take place. Cranberry juice or extract may help to prevent recurrent or reinfection but has no effect on an established uti. Please forget "natural".

In brief: No

Many urinary tract infections burn themselves out, but why take the chance.
Drinking lots of water and urinating frequently are "natural" processes, but u still need antibiotics.U never know when a UTI will spread to the kidneys where real damage can take place. Cranberry juice or extract may help to prevent recurrent or reinfection but has no effect on an established uti. Please forget "natural".
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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