Patient Comments: Urinary Tract Infections - Home Remedies

What home remedies have been helpful in treating a urinary tract infection?

Comment from: salarmst, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I have had UTIs (urinary tract infection) for about 5 years. Antibiotics cleared it up but it kept recurring. I cut sugar out of my diet (the obvious sugars) and had not had one for over a year, now with the holidays and getting lax with my diet I have one starting up, so no more sugar. You would be surprised at how much better you will feel without so much white stuff in your diet but it's not easy. I will be drinking lots of water.

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Comment from: Marjoram, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 30

First prevention is better than cure so always empty bladder before and after intercourse. Gentle sex and only when ready (relaxed) for it. (so-called Honeymoon cystitis is caused by rushed, bruising sex) Drink lots of water or cups of tea every day. Cranberry tablets every day too and double dose if any sensation of cystitis. Wee frequently and never be in a situation where you have to hold it for long. Barley water is said to be good for cystitis as it's fairly alkaline.

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