UrinaryTract Infections

United States
November 26, 2006 8:33pm CST
Does anyone know any way to get rid of a UTI without antibiotics? If so, please tell me!
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26 responses
• United States
27 Nov 06
I have heard of the cranberry juice like everyone else, but I have also heard of eating a serving of yogurt daily for prevention and quicker healing.
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• United States
27 Nov 06
Really? You were the first to suggest that! Do you know what it is about yogurt that helps?
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• United States
27 Nov 06
Anytime I had a urinary tract infection, I tried cranberry pills, and it knocked it out in a day. Also if you drink soda, cut down on it, that causes urinary tract infections.
• United States
1 Dec 06
hmmm...wonder how I would apply that to my urinary tract...lol....nevermind, lets NOT figure it out...lol
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@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I've gotten UTI's continuously since I was a child (doctor says I'm prone to them since I only have one properly functioning kidney) so I know a lot about this topic. I'm sorry to tell you this, but UTI's will not go away without antibiotics. Cranberry Juice, lots of water, supplements, and whatever else people have suggested might help relieve some of the discomfort and speed along the recovery, but they will not clear it up completely because it is an infection, not a virus. If you haven't seen a doctor then it is possible that you may not even have a UTI. You could have a yeast infection, the symptoms are similar and if you don't get medication for a UTI right away you could end up with a yeast infection along with it as UTIs leave you more vulnerable to yeast infections. Bottom line, see a doctor, don't wait.
• United States
27 Nov 06
Thank you...I will go to emergency tomorrow morning!
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@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Good, I'm very relieved to know that. If your doctor doesn't suggest it, you should consider purchasing a cheap over the counter yeast infection medication. Take it on the third day of treatment for the UTI and on the last day of treatment. This will prevent you from getting a yeast infection while on the medication for the UTI which can sometimes happen. Better safe than sorry. Good luck, hun!
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@GardenGerty (99194)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Any time you go on antibiotics it is a good time to eat yogurt, or take acidophilus supplements. Antibiotics kill the healthy bacteria while they kill the stuff that is causing your infection. Yogurt, or live cultures, restore the beneficial bacteria in your system so that you do not get a yeast overgrowth and infection.
@rainyl (671)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Drinking cranberry juice is a fairly well known and natural way to both help prevent urinary tract infections, as well as help speed the recovery process when UTI develops. Just drinking two 4 ounce glasses of cranberry juice daily is often enough to both prevent UTI and speed recovery when an infection does develop. Another nutritional route that may help prevent UTI is Vitamin C supplements taken on a regular basis. Vitamin C increases the acidity level of urine which in turn helps decrease the number of harmful bacteria that may be present in your urinary tract system.
• United States
27 Nov 06
Does it have to be 100% juice or can it be a cranberry juice cocktail or blend? What about mixing the juice with sprite or 7 up?
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• United States
27 Nov 06
Thank you...should I take that vitamin on top of the daily multivitamin I already take?
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@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
27 Nov 06
i mix cranberry juice with gingerale, they also have otc cranberry pills that work for UTI. the best thing to do thou if it has been going on a while is call the dr
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• United States
27 Nov 06
Thank you for your response. I have been drinking cranberry juice with sprite tonight. And, tomorrow morning Im getting some uristat and cranberry AZO pills.
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
Most often it can not be taken care of without an antibiotic. However, drinking craberry juice can take away the pain and what a pharmasist recommended to me was to take cranberry pills which gives you a better dosage. I hope you feel better soon!
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• United States
27 Nov 06
Thank you so much for your response! Everyone is so helpful here!
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@annsweets (2046)
• United States
27 Nov 06
drink alot of water and cranberry juice. If that doesnot help then you should go see your doc
• United States
27 Nov 06
how long should I give it to work before I go to the emergency room? I cannot get into my dr until Friday or the following monday.
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@xtinelee (3379)
• Singapore
27 Nov 06
Maybe you should check it out with your doctor first? You don't want to be consuming things that might make matter worse.
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@rainyl (671)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Cranberry juice and vitamin cant harm you unless your allergic to cranberries.
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@soldenski (2504)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Oh my God, I hate uti's. I buy some pills at WalGren's that help with the pain, it makes your urine red.
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• India
27 Nov 06
getting rid of uti without antibiotics is difficult. but if it is very mild than drinking lots anlots of water might help.
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@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
27 Nov 06
Dont mess with UTI's without doctors advice. If you drink cranberry and lots of water you will get some relief but it will not cure the infection. It can linger around for several weeks and come back to kick you, quite literally in the kidneys. Good luck, they are the most horrible things to deal with.
@BVBF25 (753)
• United States
27 Nov 06
You really should go see a doctor. You don't want the infection to spread to your kidneys. I've had a kidney infection before. It was painful and it made me very sick. Please go to a doctor and get proper treatment.
@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Im really not use how to get rid of a UTI with out antibotics but i have heard that cranberry juice is really good for those types of problems so you should try to drink some .
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@baysmummy (1639)
• Australia
27 Nov 06
If you've been diagnosed with a UTI, either by a physician or a home test kit, there are several measures you can take to fight the infection and its bothersome symptoms, coupled with antibiotics: Drink up! Getting enough water, and supplementing your intake with cranberry juice will usually produce immediate results in relieving irritation. Get at least 1,000 milligrams of Vitamin C a day -- this, too, increases the acidity of urine. There are several over-the-counter products designed to relieve UTI symptoms (Azo-Standard or Uristat, for example), and most can be used in accompaniment with the above suggestions, as well as with antibiotic treatments. The downside is that most can be used for a maximum of two days because they contain elements that can be harmful to the kidneys and liver if taken in abundance, or for extended periods of time.
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@wildguy2 (1349)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
Drink lots of water and I mean lots, the more you drink the more you urinate and the more of the infection you will pass through your system.
• United States
27 Nov 06
Drink lots of water and cranberry juice. The cranberry juice makes the environment hostile to bacteria and the water will help with flushing
@not4me (1713)
• United States
27 Nov 06
No! If you let it go on without treatment you could permanently harm your kidneys as it travels upwards.
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@ntony9 (491)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Drink lots of Cranberry Juice
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• United States
27 Nov 06
Some UTI's require treatment with antibiotics. Drinking Cranberry Juice helps to prevent UTI's and sometimes helps it go away. I had a UTI last year(from a polluted swimming pool in Mexico) and I bought Uristat. It comes in a tube and you just stick it in there. The pain went away in 10min. and the next day everything was gone. I would recommend buying that!
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@GardenGerty (99194)
• United States
27 Nov 06
The consensus seems to be for the cranberry juice, and drinking lots of water. I, too was going to suggest the cranberry pills, and yogurt, as that is the newest information I have seen. Often if I call the Dr. the nurse will consult with him and tell me some helpful response, or they will work me in. I might have to wait awhile, but I do get seen, without an emergency room visit and correspondingly high charges. He might tell you if your cranberry, water, vitamin C and yogurt would be enough treatment until next Friday. I thhink you may want to ask just why you have this infection, an how to prevent the next one.
• India
27 Nov 06
Well Ayurved remedies are the best therapies to get rid of thos UTI even i had sperm infection which is cured by the use of Ayurvedic medicines