Urinary Tract Infection Home Remedies that You Ought to Know
Urinary tract infections are very common and those that have already experience one will probably go through another one at some point or another. They are caused by bacteria that reach the urinary tract and, if left untreated, they can also affect the kidneys and turn into a severe medical condition. UTI usually require seeing a physician. Nevertheless, because treatment involves antibiotics, many people choose to use urinary tract infection home remedies. Antibiotics, if used for a long time, can have unwanted side effects, while home remedies don't raise this problem. Whatever way you choose to go, don't, under any circumstances, ignore a urinary tract infection. It will continue to bother you and it will aggravate. If using home remedies for UIT, go to the doctor if your symptoms worsen or of the infection does not go away in a few days.
The symptoms of urinary tract infections are very bothering and they can't go unnoticed. One of the most popular home remedies for UTI is the cranberry juice. It is best to drink the cranberry juice without mixing it with anything, but if you can't tolerate its taste, also add some apple juice. It is very effective because it dislocates the bacteria that hang on to the walls of your urinary tract. When suffering of such an infection it is advisable to increase the consumption of liquids because urinating more frequently helps in eliminating the bacteria. If urine stays for a prolonged period of time in your bladder bacteria has enough time to replicate, so avoid this by drinking at least eight glasses of water a day. In order to increase the activity of your kidneys and to go to the bathroom more often, you can try to drink a decoction made of coriander seeds boiled into water. Consume it after it has cooled down.
Other UTI home remedies include -
1. Baking soda - drink a glass of water with half a teaspoon of baking soda.
2. Apple cider vinegar - it contains some enzymes that fight the bacteria. The action of vinegar is similar with the action of most antibiotics.
3. Echinacea - you can either drink Echinacea tea or take two capsules three times a day.
4. Carrot seeds - make an infusion and consume it daily.
Along with the home remedies for UTI also increase the amount of Vitamin C in your diet because this vitamin destroys the harmful bacteria. In order to obtain relief from the symptoms of the urinary tract infection, keep your abdominal area warm. You can stay in bed and place a bottle of hot water on your belly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a urinary tract infection affect my period?
I had a UTI about a month ago or a bit more, and I recently missed my period. It's not possible that I'm pregnant, but I'm a bit worried that I'm not getting it. I was treated with antibiotics and a little pink tablet thing. Is it normal to miss a period after being sick like that (I also had quite a bad virus, but its all cleared up now), or could the UTI possibly have damaged something down there? :S
-Sincerely worried! thanks in advance.
thanks for that
just some additional details,
im 14 years old, but i've had my period reguarly for nearly two years now.
I think i'll wait a bit longer to see if itll ever come haha, then ill get a checkup if it doesnt.
A UTI would more likely affect the urinary or even renal system rather than your reproductive system. its possible the antibiotics you were given could delay your period...some like doxycycline can
Urinary tract infection and a missed period?
I went to the doc. on Monday and he said I have a urinary tract infection. I was supposed to start my period on Sunday. I'm currently taking birth control (ovcon 35). My last period was on the 28th of April. I've taken 3 pregnancy tests already and they've all been neg. The doctor prescribed me some medicine for it. A while after taking the medicine I had sharp pains in my lower abdomen, middle of my chest and the lower part of my back. It also hurt when I was breathing. Can the medicine be causeing the pain or is it getting worse? Should I still take the medicine?
*any help is very appreciated thanks and God bless*
sorry about that the name of the medicine I'm taking for the infection is Sulfameth/Trimethoprim
You need to tell me or Google the name of the medicine and see what the side effects are, cannot otherwise say anything about your symptoms.
I get urinarytract infections before my period why is that? is it normal?
For about a year now everytime I'm about to get my period i get urinary tract infections it burns/strings when i urinate and after urinating i still have the burning sentation, and white milky smelly stuff and clear smelly stuff discharges. I take two showers twice a day and very clean, still a virgin.
it can be your shower gel or allergy to your underwear, and as you get more sensitive you have your period, it can be.