Patient Comments: Urinary Tract Infections - Home Remedies

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

Comment from: Konkelvonk, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 29

One word people, sauerkraut! I had urinary tract infection for 15 years from a spinal cord injury. I tried antibiotics, spent thousands on herbs, nothing came close to homemade sauerkraut.

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Comment from: Kelly, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 12

D-Mannose and Oreganol P73 from North American Herb and Spice (NAHS) are helpful in treating a urinary tract infection. The first helps keep E. coli from sticking to the bladder wall. The second is a mild antibiotic for E. coli and other bacteria. The effective part of cranberry is the D-Mannose sugar in it. It is far more effective to buy the D-Mannose, which is concentrated, and take it than to buy the cranberry juice or capsules.

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Comment from: lbird, 65-74 (Patient) Published: July 01

By accident I found that if I drink 2 glasses of water, get into the hot tub, keep submerged at least to waist level for 20 min, then immediately urinate (the urine will be hot!) that takes care of a caught-early urinary tract infection (UTI) for me.

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Comment from: Aunt Jane, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 24

My nurse has me eating pineapple and drinking pineapple juice while I am experiencing a recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI).

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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: dbynum3, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 10

I have been having nonstop bladder infections and urinary tract infections. I could not afford prescription medicine at USD 300.00 plus. I have taken 4200 mg cranberry pills as told by my urologist years ago, always helped with the bladder. Nothing is helping anymore. I have no insurance. I am in very bad pain. The urethra is swollen and bleeds.

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Comment from: lindaS., 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 15

For 30 years I was treated regularly for bladder infection with antibiotics, and until recently, no doctor had noticed that my urine culture showed no bacteria. And now I hear that I have interstitial cystitis (also recognized on Google as bladder inflammation, hypersensitive bladder or painful bladder syndrome), not bladder infection at all (and in fact, some of the treatments for bladder infection make my problem worse). With this new knowledge, the last time I had a severe attack, I took Chinese herbs and went on a juice fast for three days and I didn't have to take antibiotics at all. I now understand the role of histamines in my diet and have changed what I eat and drink and I'm feeling much better. I'm on homeopathic medicine daily and think now that I may not have to take antibiotics any more. It had worried me that I'd taken so many of them. So I'm suggesting that anyone with repeated bladder 'infections' make sure they are treating the right condition. I wish I'd known about this many years ago.

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