Bladder Infection (cont.)

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Are home remedies effective for a bladder infection?

Cranberry products have been known to prevent bladder infections to some degree, although it is not advised to use them in lieu of antibiotics for treating an infection.

Adhering to the prescribed antibiotic regimen and staying well hydrated are essential components of home remedy for bladder infection.

How is a bladder infection during pregnancy treated?

In pregnant women, bladder infection can be complicated. Sometimes the presence of bacteria without obvious signs of infection in pregnant patients could be harmful and may lead to severe infections and the pregnancy can be compromised. The choice of antibiotics during pregnancy may be different for bladder infection during pregnancy due to potential harm to the fetus and thus, careful evaluation by a physician is very important to start the correct therapy promptly.

What are potential complications of a bladder infection?

Complications of a bladder infection can occur if it is not appropriately diagnosed or treated. Untreated or poorly treated bladder infection can ascend the urinary system and lead to kidney infection, pyelonephritis, and sepsis (infection spread into the blood).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/10/2014

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