Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Alka Seltzer
- Alkaline Diet
- Antibiotics, Cranberry Juice
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cranberry
- Apple Cider Vinegar, D-Mannose
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Ginger Root Tablets
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Uva Ursi
- Avoid Alcohol, Drink Water
- Avoid Garlic and Citrus Avoid Backlighting Computer Monitors
- Avoid Spermicides
- Baking Soda
- Ball Stretch
- Bladder Infection Causes
- Chinese Herbs
- Citric Acid Supplements
- Club Soda
- Coconut Milk
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Cornsilk and Shave Grass Teas
- D-Mannose, Garlic, Alkaline Pills
- Dandelion Tea and Oregano Oil
- Dietary Changes
- General Feedback
- Golden Seal and Echinachea
- Goldenseal and Echinachea
- Grape Leaf Pickles
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Grapeseed Extract
- Group B Strep
- Hematuria Remedies
- Herbal Tea
- Himalayan Salt
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hygienic Practices
- Lime Juice for UTI Prevention
- Link to Drinking City Water
- Marshmallow Root Extract
- Multiple Remedies
- Olive Leaf
- Olive Leaf, Turmeric
- Oregano Oil
- Pilates and Chiropractic Treatments
- Plantain Tea
- Probiotic Suppository
- Remedies Needed
- Rock Salt
- Sea Salt
- Sea Salt, Baking Soda and Cranberry Pills
- Ted's Remedies
- Treat According to Your Urinary Ph
- Urinate After Sex
- Uva Ursi
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Water With Lime and Lemon
- Watermelon Seed Tea
- Watermelon, Baking Soda, Azo
- White Vinegar
[YEA] 08/23/2012: Aaron24 from Ascencion, Chihuahua: "Hello there! Im a male 24 yrs old and I wanna share my natural cure with the world because I also suffered from UTI last year. So I decided to post this information to help the many people that suffer from this problem, I cured..."
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Urinate After Sex
[YEA] 02/21/2013: Georgis from Eastern, Sd: "I used to get UTI after intercourse then I read somewhere if you go urinate afterwards this cleans the pathway. Ever since I read this I have not had an UTI."
[YEA] 10/02/2007: LJ from Nevada City, California: "First I want to say, I started taking ACV orally and topically after stumbling on this site for my acne, and it really helped!! So thanks. As for Urinary Tract Infections. I find that peeing and cleaning yourself after sex is the BEST CURE. Before I knew this I got UTI's very frequently, and now I practically never do. Last week, unfortunately, I got a UTI and I think it was because I waited too long to pee after intercourse. Do it within 10 minutes!! Don't let the bacteria settle in!! Your urine will kill those pesky bacteria!! I started taking cranberry pills and drinking tons of water as soon as I knew I had an infection, and it helped. I have read to avoid coffee, alcohol, and sex while you have a UTI, and I believe this is true. I had sex again when I thought my UTI was almost gone, and it flared up within a few hours!!! I try to eat lots of asparagus when I have a UTI, drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol, coffee, sugary drinks, and take ACV in tea twice a day. My UTI went away after a few days, though not as fast as I thought it would. But, I did break a couple of rules a couple times (had drinks with a friend, had sex with my bf, etc.) So take care of yourself, and avoid the temptation!!! Don't let the UTI spread to your kidneys, as that can be very dangerous. If you feel pain in your lower back with a UTI, that could indicate infection in the kidneys, and I would recommend seeing your doctor asap!!"
[YEA] Anonymous : "I used to get bladder infections until I got the habit of going pee after sex instead of falling to sleep for the night. You don't need to rush out of bed to pee - but empty the bladder before falling off to sleep."
06/03/2012: Jfrost231 from Hackettstown, New Jersey, United States: "Hi, I currently have a bladder infection that i've had for about two weeks, and you know how bladder infections are, they are stubborn. I've tried a lot of things so far, I've been taking high doses of vitamin c, been drinking lots of water and cranberry juice, I've taken apple cider vinegar for about 2 weeks straight and even though it makes urination less painful, it hasn't cured my bladder infection. I've also been taking acidophilus, echinacea, and a cranberry supplement. So none of this is CURING my infection, I need to get rid of it, I don't have the money or insurance for a doctor's visit and antibiotics.
So I heard about uva ursi, and it sounds like a good idea. But my mom who's a nurse told me that it can be dangerous taking in high doses, so is it safe to take the capsules up to 4 times a day? I don't plan on doing this past a week."Replies
06/04/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Jfrost231, Uva Ursi is definitely the master herb for Bladder/UTI infections, but as you are advised cannot be used in excess or by pregnant or nursing women. Also do not take Uva Ursi w/ (at the same moment or hr) vit-C or Cranberry as it decreases effectiveness. About 5 days use will provide much relief and by that time side effects of vasoconstriction will begin w/ itching or painful veins or possibly numbness in hands and feet. Must discontinue for at least 2 weeks before resuming (if necessary).
Another nutrient extremely beneficial for Bladder/UTI infection is the simple sugar D-Mannose. And for your insufficient immune response, Vit-A & Zinc at recommended dosages daily for 1 month or more."
[YEA] 03/01/2011: Meadow from Tampa, Florida, Usa: "I have not seen the herb Uva Ursi mentioned to help clear women's bladder infections. Uva Ursi leaf (an herbal dietary supplement) is effective with stubborn lower urinary tract infections and kidney (pyelonephritis) infections. Uva Ursi has antimicrobial activity. Uva Ursi contains a glycoside called arbutin, which has an antiseptic effect on the membranes of the urinary tract. As a natural diuretic this herb drains excess water from cells and promotes an antiseptic effect on the kidneys.
It is best to take Uva Ursi leaf as directed on the bottle, with a large glass of water and the juice of half a lemon, lime or baking soad. Fresh lemon juice has alkalizing and anti-bacterial properties. Bacteria can not live an an alkaline environment. Uva Ursi and a cranberry supplement will work in synergy to clear the infection. The enclosed link is a non profit women's health website that includes:
Clearing a Urinary Infection... without prescription medication
03/02/2011: Granny Laura from Waco, Tx Usa replies: "I have also used Uva Ursi in the past for Candida. It can affect the liver so be sure to get plenty of Vit C as well. By plenty I mean a lot. I normally take at least 6000 mg of Vit C divided into at least 2 doses. Start little w/the Vit C and work your way up to larger doses. Dr Linus Pauling recommeded 18 to 20 mg a day just for health maintainance. You will definitely get diahrrea if you try to take large amounts of Vit C if you aren't used to that large a dose."
03/02/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "18 mg to 20 mg a day of Vit. C is very little, are you sure this is the right amount Linus Pauling advised? I am waiting for one of his books so I have no idea..... But the advised amount is 60 mg which is also very little, even if you are healthy!"
03/03/2011: Granny Laura from Waco, Tx Usa replies: "Francisca, My mistake! Thanks for noticing so I can correct it. I meant to say 18 to 20 grams of vitamin C, not milligrams. Actually I've taken 6-9 or more grams a day for years. The only side effect I've noticed is that I look 15-20 years younger than I am. I can handle that kind of side effect just fine."
[YEA] 03/04/2007: Chamain from New Orleans, LA: "I used to get at least 2 bladder infections per year, and the only cure was taking antibiotics. (I had tried cranberry juice and ever other nature "cure"). I discovered uva ursi while at Whole Foods and tried it. Oh my goodness!! It's been 10 years and no bladder infection---that means no antibiotics for 10 years now! The minute I feel an infection coming on, I go for the uva ursi and it goes away!"Replies
[YEA] 08/11/2008: London from Sandusky, Ohio replies: "UVA URSI WORKS!!! This supplement will cure the most stubborn bladder infection. I tried everything you buy at the store, and tons of cranberry supplements and juices. Nothing helped me. Uva Ursi was the only thing that worked and worked quickly. 2 caps at night and 2 caps in the morning. $4 for a bottle at the store."
[YEA] 11/10/2011: Caitlin from New York, NY: "I have been struggling with a bladder infection for about 3 weeks now, trying every possible remedy under the sun (plus antibiotics, which helped initially, but then it came back). I read about Vitamin C and decided to try it. I took 2 doses of sodium ascorbate (c powder with baking soda) as recommended on this site and within 24 hours my bladder infection symptoms had completely disappeared. Amazing!!"
[YEA] 12/08/2009: Aniasf from San Francisco, Ca, USA: "Vitamin C for bladder infection (cystitis)
I had a few acute bladder infection that I treated with antibiotics. Then there was that really nasty one which turned into a chronic problem. I was on various drugs for a year, it was ruining my stomach and whenever I stopped taking them the problem was returning.
A friend showed me a book about natural healing where one of the remedies was high dose vit C. I didn't expect much but it was easy enough to try. I think I was taking 5000 to 8000 mg a day in diluted form. Within days I was off any other medication and then shortly off vit C as well. What a life saver!
My bladder has never been the same after that year of cystitis, I have to avoid most of red wines, but this is manageable.
The cure in the book also mentioned drinking cranberry juice and eating watermelon with seeds. Maybe they also helped, but the vitamin drink had critical effect. I could feel the pain ease almost immediately after taking it."Replies
12/09/2009: Tracey from Gainesville, Fl replies: "where did you get this diluted form of vitamin c? how to measure?"
[YEA] 12/26/2009: Aniasf from San Francisco, Ca, USA replies: "I think you can get soluble vitamin C 1000mg as part of some cold or multivitamin formulas. I got mine in Europe where you can get fizzy tablets 1000mg, very tasty. You can probably also crush/dissolve/sweeten regular pills but I haven't tried that."
[YEA] 09/14/2006: Catherine from Madison, WI: "I had a pretty bad bladder infection that I discovered on a Friday. Had heard that vitamin C could knock one out... makes a lot of sense because increasing acidity of the urine seems to reduce bacterial load. (as craberry juice is supposed to do). Anyway, I took 1000 mgs two or three times for the next several days. almost over night I got relief.. I kept doing it for several days to make sure."
[YEA] 10/17/2008: Mary from Nowhere, VA: "Feminine itching/irritation: Vitamin E oil works great for that most personal itching and irritation. Just insert a gelcap at bedtime and morning. Don't forget to wear a pad, it can ruin your clothes. I had an extremely itchy irritation going that was caused by a UTI. Of course getting rid of the UTI helped, but it was completely relieved by the Vitamin E."
[YEA] 08/23/2012: Aaron24 from Ascencion, Chihuahua: "Hello there! Im a male 24 yrs old and I wanna share my natural cure with the world because I also suffered from UTI last year. So I decided to post this information to help the many people that suffer from this problem, I cured my UTI by drinking 8 glasses of water a day, water helps to flush out the bacteria that causes the burning sensation when urinating, so that all you got to do just drink 8 glasses of purified water (not tap water) minimum a day. Before I had tried many powerful antibiotics that did not worked, so try it out it easy and simple, 80% of the body is made up of water so it is that significant, you must eat plenty of water to be in good health and cure yourself of UTI, I wish you all good luck."
[YEA] 03/27/2007: Lisa from Windsor, Canada: "I recently got a urinary tract infection. I noticed this only by the pain I was feeling on my lower abdomen. The doctor subscribed me antibiotics which greatly helped but I also tried a few things that i felt completely cure my symptoms. Drinking PLENTY OF WATER, urinating frequently and also, drinking cranberry juice!"
[YEA] 12/13/2006: Tanja from Canada: "I did my research and THEE BEST home remedy for a bladder infection is... 1) Drink LOTS of water! Just keep taking water down! It will help flush out the bacteria that causes the inflammations! 2) Take vitamin C 3) Have a warm bath! It helps relieve the burning. I have had this bladder infection for about 2 days and now that i am drinking a HUGE amount of water the burning is going away... and i have to go to the bathroom a lot which is a great thing because it gives me the chance to drain all of the bacteria."
Water With Lime and Lemon
[YEA] 01/08/2012: Zoey from Dublin, Ireland: "Water with lime and lemon for UTI: Drink the whole day till night water with lemon and lime, fill for yourself at home a jug of water with lime and lemon..."
Watermelon Seed Tea
[YEA] 09/20/2006: Susanne from Lake Ridge, VA: "The moment I feel a bladder infection coming on, I mix up a batch of watermelon seed tea. It's an Edgar Cayce cure I've been using with great success for the last few years. AMAZING STUFF! Within a day or two the infection is completely gone! I've tried numerous other natural remedies with little success. Cranberry juice, canned asparagus, Alka-Seltzer, etc., only gave me minimal relief. It has also worked for my son's girlfriend. She has no insurance, so it's a miracle for her. The only place I've been able to find it is at the Heritage Store in Virginia Beach. You can order it online and it's not expensive. It's a very simple remedy and really worth a try! Hope it works for you too!
P.S. The therapeutic dose is 1 tablespoon per 2 cups of boiling water. Just drink it until the symptoms subside and repeat as necessary."Replies
[YEA] 04/28/2009: London from Sandusky, Ohio replies: "Watermelon seed tea works for Bladder Infections. Just sprinkle about a half teaspoon in a mug and a cup of hot water. Take about 3 times a day, everyday until the pain is gone. Very effective. It has a bland taste."