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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- 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, Cranberry, Vitamin C
- 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
- Cranberry for Prevention of UTI
- 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 for Recurrent UTI
- 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
Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Infections
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Filtered Water
A day or two of twice daily ACV tonics should halt a bladder infection, but continue for a few days afterward to make sure—take 1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, unsweetened, in a tall glass of water.
[YEA] 07/20/2009: Christie from Bossier City, LA: "I had an uncle who always took 2 tbsp of ACV every morning straight. I thought this could be the grossest thing strictly on taste alone and most people would agree. My uncle never got sick and I always wondered why. While researching for weight loss on another web site I saw that ACV can help so I did more research on ACV. Now I have not actively done the weight loss ACV diet so I don't know if it works but I did find out that ACV helps on a lot of other things. Still I could not get over the thought of the potential taste.
Unfortunately I have recently come down with a constant sensation of urination undiagnosed I figure it could be a UTI as I have had them in the past. So I came to this site to read on UTI's. A lot of people have yeas for ACV and here's one more but it is modified. Within minutes of me drinking this my sensation to constantly urinate has subsided. I hope this helps some people.
2 tbsp of ACV
2 dashes cinnamon (as I did not measure I would say about 1 to 2 teaspoons)
a pinch of salt (I find kosher salt is the best)
sugar (about an equal amount to the cinnamon)
8-10 oz of HOT water
mix well and sip till gone
Now the cinnamon will not melt and sometimes will seem chalky, if you leave a spoon in glass so you can stir before you drink each time this will not be bothersome. Ideally what this drink should taste like is just like a hot glass of Apple Cider that you would purchase from the store. If it has been made right there will be no vinegar flavor. I have made this drink a couple of times and had to modify it sometimes but basically the salt kills the vinegar flavor and the cinnamon and sugar makes it sweet. So if you still taste vinegar add salt but if it tastes salty add sugar and cinnamon. Oh and by the way if you want the weight loss ACV diet its the same drink but has to be done everyday before you eat. Once again I have not done the diet so I cannot tell you if it gives results.
Hope this helps!"
01/11/2010: Bweez from Santa Maria, Ca replies: "Answer to ACV recipe - wouldn't honey be better than sugar? I'm going to make it right now. I have a terrible UTI. Trying to resist antibiotics. thx"
EC: Yes, honey is typically used in apple cider vinegar recipes.
07/26/2011: Mallory from Salt Lake City, Ut replies: "Having recieved my second bladder infection with blood in urine and all the bells and whistles in 2 months, after further improving care after sex. I still had the dye and the antibiotics leftover as a precuation, little did I know that I'd be using them so soon.
Having been exhausted by cranberry juice and a disasterous attempt at baking soda. I thought I would try ACV, the recipe given here is like Christmas in a cup and makes it very tolerable to take. Having been sipping the mixture for the last 10-15 minutes, I already feel an improvement and recession of pain and urge to urinate. Having consulted my R. N. Mother I will continue the antibiotics as directed but my vote for the vinegar as a natural remedy is; YEA!"
[YEA] 06/30/2009: Maria from Vancouver, Canada: "Okay, I was a little skeptical but desperate as I can't take antibiotics. Began with 2 tbsp in an 8oz glass of water. I can't stand the taste of the acv, so I now just down a shot glass of the acv then chase it with a glass of water. Painful urination started to subside in about an hour. I also dabbed some on after urinating, which stung for the first few minutes but really took away the pain in less than 1/2 an hour. Thank God. Much easier. I continued for every 2 to 3 hours everyday. Don't forget to keep taking it even after you think you are better for at least a day or two after or it will creep up back on you as you may be not have completely gotten rid of the infection (I found that out the hard way). Cut down on sweets and caffeine. Sugar just feeds the bacteria, and coffee just seems to aggravate the bladder somehow. Also drink lots of cranberry juice and take Vitamin C."Replies
08/10/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin replies: "Chocolate seems cause painful urination and bladder with me, in addition to coffee and tea. Somewhere it was mentioned that the ph of urin may cause painful crystals. And something to do with copper...?"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 06/24/2009: Kristy from Los Angeles, CA: "ACV is a natural diuretic--I took it for a few days to help with a bladder infection (4 tbsp. with raw honey in a tall glass of water, 2x per day). But since I didn't increase my water intake enough to account for the increased ACV intake, I became very dehydrated, to the point of confusion and dizziness. Be very careful to increase your water consumption when taking ACV."
[YEA] 05/25/2009: Bex from South Florida, USA: "Apple Cider Vinegar for a bladder infection:
I get chronic bladder infections. I've always just gone to the doctor who (after lecturing me on how to wipe my backside after going to the bathroom - like I could really be 40 years old and not know how to wipe my own butt??!) has given me an antibiotic to take care of it. In desperation I looked up natural remedies and found your page here. I laughed out loud when I saw that people were chugging and sitting in apple cider vinegar.
But then I kept reading, account after account of people who felt better after having done so. Putting my better judgment aside I went to the kitchen and knocked back a shot of ACV. Tasty? No. Not even a little bit.
Just for good measure I also put a little on a cotton ball and dabbed it on right after I had urinated.
Here I am, about an hour later WITHOUT pain. Truly, I CANNOT believe it. So, sorry for thinking you guys were a bunch of nuts!! Thanks for the wonderful tip!"
[YEA] 05/13/2009: Karen from Irvine, CA: "Yesterday I was in extreme pain even though my doctor reported that I didn't have a bladder infection. I feared having to use the bathroom because of the pain. I tried searching for a nature cure since I am currently breastfeeding and came across this site. I had ACV in my fridge because I used it in the past to balance my ph, so I drank a quarter cup of straight ACV (YUCK) and it worked!! This is day two and I bought ACV pills since the taste is awful. I have no more pain and will gladly share this remedy with anyone suffering as I have for many years with UTI pain. Thanks"
[YEA] 05/01/2009: Barbara from Wellington, New Zealand: "I noticed the early signs of a bladder infection this morning - that sensation you feel when you pee and then the beginnings of the frequent need to urinate. Wanting to avoid antibiotics at all costs I read the comments on this website and decided to take 1 TABLESPOON of organic ACV in approx 1-2 inches of water. At first I took this every 20-30 minutes and then when I felt some improvement, I took it every 40-60 minutes. It's been 5 hours now and my symptoms have greatly improved!! I'll continue 1 tablespoon in a small amount of water every hour probably until I go to sleep. Thank you!!! I was feeling very panicked about having to take antibiotics again because of their side effects and am so relieved that this worked."Replies
[YEA] 12/19/2009: Healthiercure from Palm Beach, Fl, Usa replies: "About 6 months ago I tried plain white vinegar from the supermarket for a urinary tract infection after seeing it recommended elsewhere on the Internet. Mix small amount, maybe a tablespoon, of white vinegar in about a 1 and 1/2 cups of water. Drank this through a straw because vinegar(ACV or any kind)can be hard on the teeth. Did this twice in one day. It went away and didn't need a doctor visit for antibiotic. Very cheap and so happy because antibiotic side effects make me ill. Also drank a lot of cranberry juice as well."
[YEA] 04/15/2009: Amy from Madison, WI: "I found myself feeling like I was getting a Bladder/UTI infection. Anyone who has had one knows the feeling. So I started pounding water and did organic ACV, 1 T. or so in some warm H2O with a T. or so of Raw honey (so I could drink it down quick). Did that a couple of times the first day. Noticed a big difference in a few hours. Tonight I am drinking more water (way more than I normally drink which is at least 8-8oz. glasses a day) and am going to finish drinking a 2 liter of lite cranberry juice. Also had some Organic ACV on my salad tonight with dinner. Making a big difference. Tomorrow am going to get some acidophiles (ran out of time today). I heard though to stay away from sugar and sweets because it makes the infection worse. So I am not overdoing it on the honey. Anyone else have any advice for this?"
04/07/2009: Janet from Cornwall, Ontario Canada: "Apple Cidar Vinegar for UTI. This makes sense, yes it is due to the PH level, I am going to try this. I also want ed to ask the lady who said her son's ear infection were cured by garlic???? How so and what do you do for this? PH level are so important, and baking soda, I have been told works to......my Mother use to wash my hair with Apple Cidar Vinigar, she said it restored your healthy shine, she also said it was good to drink, because it restored your body's natural levels....hmmm maybe Momma knew what she was talking about...I will be sure to mention it to her too, Mother's do know best! THANKS, will get back to see if it worked....the thing is I don't have an actual infection more a irritation, which I do get after intercourse, not to be to graphic, but especially after oral, I am wondering if it is just a uproot in my natural enviro....also male sperm is Alkaline....so it makes me wonder if it just throws my PH levels off........I am not sure....going to TRY! THANKS!"
[YEA] 03/19/2009: Katina from Arnold, Missouri: "I drank a small glass of water with a couple of tablesppons of Apple Cider Vinegar. 3 days of antibiotics and I was still hunched oveer in pain with a uti. I drank the water with my meal and by the time I got up to do the dishes the pain was gone. A couple of days later my urine was clear. Thank you so much."
[YEA] 03/14/2009: Kim from Gaffney, SC: "Hi everyone, I also use ACV for bladder infections. Just had one a couple of weeks ago. I drink as much of it straight as I can stand. I would say 1/4 cup at a time every couple hours. Let that sit in your stomach a little while 1/2 hour, then drink a full glass of water. It is horrible but the reward is amazing. By the next morning it is gone. You can also do the tablespoon in your water several times a day but when I do that the symtoms usually last for three days."Replies
[YEA] 07/29/2009: Lou from Elma, WA replies: "This message to to Kim in Gaffney, S.C...Kim I've had a bladded/UTI infection since March '09 and its July. I tried the 1/4 cup ACV followed by a glass of water, then 2 hours later I did this again. It worked!! I'm sooo grateful for your post. I refuse to take antibiotics or any RX and this worked to perfection! Thank you so much, Lou"
[YEA] 03/09/2009: Kelley from Helena, US: "I just wanted to share this with everyone, I have had chronic bladder infections for years and one day I got one and had no Insurance so I saw that the Apple Cider Vineger helps with multiple problems in the body. It got rid of my infection, every time I get an infection I take a couple of ACV pills and within 6 hours it is gone. Great stuff!"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 03/07/2009: Tamara from Santa Barbara, California, CA: "ACV is instantaneous! I knew I was in trouble this morning and being a Saturday I knew I would sit all day in urgent care. I was already drinking a strong solution of unsweetened cranberry and pure water--half and half. Then I read your site but didn't think I had any ACV--I got the flashlight out and there was a bottle in the back of the cabinet. I got a soft cloth, wet it with warm water and added about a tablespoon of ACV and wrung the sloth out. Then I applied the cloth to my poor burning urethra --just holding it there--and immediate relief! After that I have taken 8oz of water with 2 tbsp of ACV and we'll see what it does. I also took a fem-dophilus. It is just plain old ACV from the grocery store not the health food store kind. I'll keep you posted!"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 03/03/2009: Ann from Underhill Center, VT: "After 8 months of reocurring bladder infection/irritation I began taking ACV for my varicose veins. To my surprise, my bladder symptoms almost stopped. I am looking for any other measures I can take to increase my bladder health. IN the last three months I never got a full-blown infection but just a constant feeling of irritation.
[YEA] 08/16/2011: Phil from Brooklyn, New York replies: "Works works works! After less than an hour of taking ACV and water, pain and urgency was gone. I recommend to anyone to try. I have suffered for years with UTI's and this was the fastest remedy. Forget azo pills, go natural. _____'s organic is the best I think. Always have a bottle at home as it is an all-purpose cure all."
[YEA] 02/09/2009: Rbec09 from Nsw, Australia: "One spoon of acv 3 times a day will help me to relieve my urinary tract infection. Then after 3 days of using it, i noticed that my urine was clear .cleared my urinary tract infection. its amazing."
[YEA] 02/02/2009: Valtrude from Gold Coast , Australia: "I had a bladder infection which came on suddenly and servearly, I went on the web and found a feedbach of a woman. I immediately tried it whith the ACV I have in my pantry bought in supermarket and after 2 glasses it was gone, no trace of it back. Being desperate I put a shot glas of vinegar in a 8 ounce water glas and gulped it, another in half an hour. Gone. I use this vinegar in my salad dressing so I don't find it discusting. Also my allergies have dissappeared and my reflux problems seem to have gone. I since have taken a glas mid morning and mid afternoon. Regards Valtrude"