Patient Comments: Urinary Tract Infections - Treatments

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A Doctor's View on Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Treatment

Read the Comment by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Urinary tract infection (UTI) treatment includes antibiotics and sometimes additional medications to treat pain and other symptoms. The severity, type, and location of the infection as well as the presence of other conditions (STD, pregnancy) will affect the choice of antibiotic. Home remedies including drinking cranberry juice and drinking plenty of fluids may help prevent urinary tract infections, but they should not be exclusively relied upon in place of proper medical treatment. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: Bic, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 23

Everyone swears by cream of tartar for urinary tract infections! It works! Also try colloidal silver instead of harmful antibiotics. Levaquin is very bad! You do not develop antibiotic resistance with colloidal silver. Good luck people.

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Comment from: shirleybird, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

I have used D Mannose powder to treat UTI with excellent results. My stomach doesn't tolerate antibiotics well, so found this treatment on the Internet. I also had to buy it on the Internet, but some health food stores carry it. I recommend the powder over the capsules. You may want to research the dosage and for more info on how it works, but I used 1 teaspoon in a beverage every 4 hours for several days...and decreased the dosage after a week or so. This works if the infection is caused by e. coli, I understand, so if it doesn't help after a couple days, I would go to the doctor. It can be pricey, but worth it in my opinion!

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Comment from: Nurse 47, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 17

I had UTI's for years, sometimes 6 times a year and always very painful. I have not had one for about 10 years now and all I do is whenever I can, I use the toilet for a bowel mmovement in the morning BEFORE I shower. If I find I need to go again later in the day I always clean myself (most often I use unscented wipes). It's really no secret, just personal hygiene. You may prefer to shower but sometimes this is not practical. These practices ensure that if you are sexually active there is minimal E Coli bacteria in the genital area. Try it, it works for me and others I have told!

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Published: September 17

i have been getting UTI's lately and I'm not sure why, especially since I have no real history of it. I was told to try D Mannose, along with cranberry tablets, which worked very well for me. I was told the bacteria can only survive within a narrow PH range, so if you make your urine more acidic, with cranberry, or more alkaline, it will help get rid of it.

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Comment from: Em22, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 10

I get urinary tract infections (UTIs) pretty much every single month. It's beginning to get predictable which is sad. I'm so fed up with what to do anymore. I take cranberry pill everyday along with Elmiron and dicyclomine. I also have stage 3 kidney disease which is stable right now.

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Comment from: Nelly, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 02

I have been getting urinary tract infection almost every 2 months. I just bought D-Mannose to try. I am not sure if it will help. I am fed up with antibiotics, they are affecting me badly.

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Comment from: dema, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I had a urinary tract infection before and got ok after taking medicine. Now again I am suffering from it.

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Comment from: Schanaee, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

To get rid of the pain I gently boil parsley for about 10 to 15 minutes and drink the tea. Dried parsley leaves also work. I even add some sugar to make it more pleasant. But it will not cure the urinary tract infection, it will only ease the pain until you see a doctor.

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