What home remedies have been helpful in treating a urinary tract infection?
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Are there home remedies for a urinary tract infection?
There are a variety of self-care measures (home remedies) and other treatments available for urinary tract infections.
Use a hot-water bottle to ease pain.
Drink plenty of water.
Avoid coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods, all of which irritate the bladder.
There are some indications that cranberry juice can help fight a urinary tract infection.
Because the symptoms of a urinary tract infection mimic those of other conditions, someone should see a health-care professional if a urinary tract infection is suspected. A urine test is needed to confirm an infection. Self-care is not recommended.
It's possible to reduce the discomfort by taking the following steps:
Follow the health-care professional's treatment recommendations.
Finish all antibiotic medication even if feeling better before the medication is gone.
Take a pain-relieving medication.
Quit smoking. Smoking irritates the bladder and is known to cause bladder cancer.