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Apple Cider Vinegar   90  2   

Posted by Janet (Cornwall, Ontario Canada) on 04/07/2009

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 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 it makes me wonder if it just throws my PH levels off........I am not sure....going to TRY! THANKS!

Posted by Katina (Arnold, Missouri) on 03/19/2009

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Kim (Gaffney, SC) on 03/14/2009

[YEA]  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.

Replied by Lou
Elma, WA
[YEA]   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

Posted by Kelley (Helena, US) on 03/09/2009

[YEA]  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!

Posted by Tamara (Santa Barbara, California, CA) on 03/07/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  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!

Posted by Ann (Underhill Center, VT) on 03/03/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  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.

Thank you!


Replied by Phil
Brooklyn, New York
[YEA]   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.

Posted by Rbec09 (Nsw, Australia) on 02/09/2009

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Valtrude (Gold Coast , Australia) on 02/02/2009

[YEA]  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

Posted by Deanna (Nashville, TN) on 02/01/2009

[YEA]  ACV and my bladder infection: In the past I had tried ACV for an ulcer and it significantly eased the pain. I have recently become more frequent in the number of bladder infections I was getting, from maybe one a year to 3 or 4. This stuff is amazing. I just wonder what all else this stuff can do for people that we don't even know yet. I used about 2 tablesponns to a 12oz bottle of water. Feel sooo much better. To urinate is a good thing :) This website is awesome Thanks so much.

Posted by Elizabeth (Small town, Indiana) on 01/24/2009

[YEA]  OMG! I had both hips replaced six months ago, and my physician told me "if you get a UTI (urinary tract infection), you need to get it treated ASAP because there is a strong possibility the infection could spread to your hip joints". What do I wake up with Thursday? A severe UTI, including blood and blood clots in my urine. As an RN, I know when I'm in trouble, and I knew exactly what I had to do -- get to my doctor. But my doctor was gone until Monday. So I figured I'd try something a patient had shared with me years ago, but I pooh-poohed it (because I knew better, after all, I was part of the medical community). So I buy my organic, unfiltered, apple cider vinegar and put it in water just like everyone is saying to do. Not immediate results, but I liked what was happening as I peed more and more clear urine and the horrible urgency and stinging was going away. This is Saturday, and I have absolutely no trace of any infection (even by urine dipstick, which is used in most medical offices). Thanks everyone for your honesty and methods. I truly believe you saved me from having further infection in my body, and probably around my hip prosthetics. LOVE YOU ALL!

Posted by Charlene (Tucson, Arizona) on 01/17/2009

[YEA]  I GOT UTI/BLADDER INFECTION RELIEF USING APPLE CIDER VINEGAR! I added 2-4 tbls, of ACV to 8 oz., cold filtered water and felt relief after drinking the concoction! It took about 16 hours before I felt a lot better! The problem I had is that the mixture was so awful tasting that I got pretty severe nausea while drinking it! I even threw up a little from it! IT'S THAT GROSS!!! Next time I am going to drink a teaspoon of ACV straight up at the very first signs of possible infection.

Replied by Sarah
Portland, OR
If you drink ACV straight it may cause and upset stomach and digestive distress. It's best to mix it with water. If the taste is too horrible you can mix honey with it, but for a UTI honey probably isn't the best idea due to the sugar.
Replied by Jada
Aloha, Oregon
Honey is not sugar, nor does it cause bodily reactions like sugar. In fact, honey is actually an antimicrobial agent. Honey will not affect your body adversely like sugar does when trying to cure an ailment. If anything, honey would do you more good than harm.
Replied by cgrl
molokai, HI
Apple Cider Vinegar - as far adding the honey in the mix... yes, it's ok as long as the honey is not processed in any way. get the local thick stuff from a health food store or farmer's market.

Posted by Kate (Brisbane, Australia) on 01/13/2009

[YEA]  Just a little feedback on the ACV remedy to post on the site.

I used ACV to manage the pain from my urinary tract infection (not cure the actual infection).

I had a urinary tract infection (UTI) for about three days. On the third day I was in excruciating pain. I went to the doctor and was given a course of antibiotics and started taking them right away. Unfortunately the antibiotics, although killing off the bacteria, do not help to manage the pain and discomfort in the meantime. Plus, using over the counter remedies to manage the symptoms, such as the Ural sachets, is not an option as they prevent the antibiotics from working.

I had heard ACV helped many women suffering from thrush infections feel better, but was sceptical. Still, in total desperation and unbearable pain, I added two cups of white vinegar (as this was all I had on hand) to a warm, ankle-deep bath. The white vinegar helped a tiny bit. It was enough to help me hobble down the road to pick up some ACV. Again, I added two cups to a warm, ankle-deep bath and sat in it for about half an hour.

The relief! I have no more soreness or burning! I still feel like I desperately need to pee (which is a symptom of the UTI), but I suppose the antibiotics will help that. ACV worked so well in managing my UTI symptoms - I have no idea what I would have done without it. I am so pleased now that the pain has gone and I can concentrate on other things again. I will definitely tell my friends about this one. I also plan to keep a bottle of ACV in the first aid kit for times when I may need it.

Posted by Shantay (Garland, TX) on 01/11/2009

[YEA]  Oh my God where do I began. Like many of you I have had a bladder infection also known as UTI and it was so bad on Sunday 01/11/09 I work up and had to urinate and it was filled with blood. I had this now for 2 weeks and I have tried everything. I found this website and saw the testimonials on ACV and I rushed to the store in alot of pain and I came home put to tablespoons in a bottle of 8oz water and when I say I immediatly felt relief of the pain and pressure i couldn't beleive it. I had only drank a half bottle of it and I could already start to feel the difference. This really works. I didn't have medical insurance, and if I could give any woman any advice to help them this is most definelty a perfect remedy for bladder infection and UTI. Please try this it will help you and you too will be amazed. Thank God for this website, Thank God!

Replied by TONI
Make sure you only take teaspoonful with water at a time.

P.S. I really don't know the best dose but I heard it is good to use teaspoon and water?

Posted by Danielle (Cranston, RI, USA) on 01/03/2009

[YEA]  I woke up this morning with a really bad bladder infection. I looked up home remedies for a UTI and came across this site. I took a shot glass and poured ACV from Whole Foods in it and then poured that into a water bottle full of cold water. I then chugged the whole thing and ate a few fresh strawberries to get the taste out of my mouth! Anyways, within 20min I already felt better and went back to sleep. I woke up two hours later and had no bladder pain at all! When I urinated the pain was completely gone. Thank you SO much everyone! I will now be drinking ACV everyday after reading this site and experiencing the benefits first hand! God Bless all of you!

Best Wishes,
Danielle <3

Posted by Donna (Port Huron, MI, USA) on 12/15/2008

[YEA]  To those of you who commented that you soaked in a tub with a solution of ACV because of a urinary infection, and another who used a cotton ball and applied the ACV that way, I have done something simpler that worked almost immediately (for females).

For a few years, I was getting terribly painful urinary infections. I would need medication and I would be off work for at least 3 days and in pain for at least a week. I am talking screaming pain here. It was horrible.

I woke up in the middle of the night with another infection and knew that I would need to go to Emergency. I did not want to wake my husband up for another hour or two so he could take me to Emergency and go straight to work. So in desperation, I went to my books to see if there was anything I could do to relieve the pain temporarily. In a book on Water Therapy, I found instructions for an ACV/water douche. Fortunately, I had a set as part of a hot water bottle kit.

I tried it; the burning pain left almost instantly and I fell asleep. In the morning, the infection was completely gone. I didn't even have discomfort. I have not had a urinary infection since then (more than 30 years). At the first sign, I use ACV solution. I take it in my first aid kit when I travel or go backpacking in the bush. It is remarkable. Under those circumstances, when I travel light, I just use a facecloth soaked in the warm solution.

You are right; ACV is probably the most amazing of all remedies.

My father began taking it with honey in his 50's and never had another cold despite the cold MidWest winters.

Replied by Janet
Cornwall, Ontario Canada
I went to the local health food store and I bought [...] apple cidar vinigar [...]. I have just drank two teaspoons in 10 ounces of water and I have tested my urin PH level and it went from 5.8 to 6.8 and I have no more uerthera burning.....I will see if this makes thing better I will keep at it tomorrow as well, I had posted earlier about the old wives tales, having much TRUTH I believe. I hope this continues to work, like I said I will continue with it tomorrow too, and I have also started eating raw carrots and celery and apples, which are all great too, to help this problem.......and some pure cranberry and dandelion and juniper mixed together for a natural light diuretic effect to help flush the out everything. ACV, also is a natural buffer which helps relieve the body of toxins to my understanding and has GREAT anitbacterial effect in it and strong sertilzation effect too, so in other words makes for a wonderful bacterial killer, GOOD thing....I hope keeps working!

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