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Natural Cures for a Bladder Infection

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Apple Cider Vinegar   86  2   

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.

Posted by Sarah
Portland, OR
01/20/2009
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.
Posted by Jada
Aloha, Oregon
03/26/2009
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.
Posted by cgrl
molokai, HI
04/20/2009
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!

Posted by TONI
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA
03/19/2009
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.

Posted by Janet
Cornwall, Ontario Canada
04/08/2009
2 Posts
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!

Posted by Lori (Hammond, Indiana) on 11/26/2008

[YEA]  For about 2 yrs. I've been suffering from UTI's/Bladder Infections and most recently, Yeast Infections. I have been to the ER I don't know how many times, then I found a dr. that deals in that. I kept having UTI's and Bladder Infections and he kept prescribing my antiboitics, it got to the point where the antiboitics stopped working, I recently tried the ACV and I feel so much better! It really works. If I knew about this a long time ago it would of saved me a lot of trips to the ER. And I also love the added things it does for me, I have A TON of energy, my hair looks and feels a lot better, I went for a check-up last Monday and I lost 4 lbs. and I wasn't even trying. Trust me ladies, u should try the ACV!

Posted by Laura (Los Angeles, CA) on 11/06/2008

[YEA]  I'm so glad I found your website!!! I used to get UTI's all the time... Cranberries never worked for me. I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar that I read about on this site and BINGO!!! Wow... why didn't I know about this 10 years ago? It would have saved me lots of money and time in the docs office!!! I'm a believer now! Thank you!

Posted by Wendy (A very small town, USA) on 11/03/2008

[YEA]  I had a problem with frequent UTI's due to bladder retention. Nothing ever suggested to me prevented them and I've tried everything. My Doctor even wanted to put me on a low dose daily antibiotics. A friend sent my this web site thank God! Felt a difference the first day! The first day I probably went a little overboard taking a straight shot of ACV then drinking 2tbs of ACV per glass of water all through out the day. Now I take a maintenance dose of 2TBS per glass of water three times per day. So far so good. I'll update if there are any changes.

Posted by Hannes
Mirabel, Quebec, Canada
11/08/2008
5 Posts
I have large scale retention problems causing bladder infections. ACV worked very well. But to fix the underlaying cause which is retention, I am heading for surgery next month. I was informed that with a high level of retention I'm facing deterioration of bladder and it's function and that extended backpressure due to inadequate urine flow or blockage may eventually lead to kidney problems. I decided not to let that develop. Hope my experience gives you some useful info.
Posted by Hannes
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
11/20/2008
5 Posts
Wendy, I put an update on maintenance under my section that might interest you. Can you share your experience with maintenance, so far.

Posted by Anne (MN, US) on 10/29/2008

[YEA]  Bladder infection (to the point of bleeding)

A lot of Water as well as cranberry juice (no sugars) mixed with Apple cider vinegar works very well, but you have to drink a lot of all of them. It was gone within 3-5 days. (If you are bleeding do this still, I've bled with the infection and this really helped me. Be persistent with it.)

Posted by Hannes (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) on 10/27/2008

[YEA]  Being on intermittent catheders and recently gone through cystoscopy and then cystogram, I contracted 3 consecutive bladder infections inside of 2 1/2 months and took 3 full cycles of cypro, one to cure each. When the fouth infection built up in the 3rd month, with same symptoms as the first 3, I did not want yet more antibiotics and found this site. Tried ACV as described by others, symptoms left within 3 days, had a chem stick test done on 4th day and was found free of bladder infection. Thanks, guys!

The only question left is that when using catheders, the urethra does not "get flushed out" since in this case urin flows through a plastic tube instead - so could in this case an infection remain in the urethra.
So far no such indication.

In any case, I now continue with a mainteneance dose of ACV for the period of intermittant catheder use.

Posted by Christina
somewhere, N.Carolina
11/02/2008
Just thought you should know that the antibiotic called Cipro causes seizures. My sister took it for a UTI & 3 or 4 months{yes,months!} later she had a seizure from it & spent a week in the hospital! If you look up Cipro online, you'll see all the side effects. They are trying to take it off the market and there are law suits pending. My sister has to take meds. for 6 months to prevent more seizures. I hope this helps...
Posted by Hannes
Mirabel, Quebec, Canada
11/07/2008
5 Posts
[YEA]   "UPDATE: In my case, ACV worked very well both to kill a 4th recurring infection and then, on maintenence dose, to keep recurrance away (in spite of higher risks due to self catherderizing). As a matter of caution, I checked the kidney area daily while curing, by bouncing the wrists into the back side where the kidneys reside, assuring no pain developed and and also checked temperature; the warning is clear: Bladder infections, if treated ineffectively, can lead to kidney infections (requiring immediate professional emergency actions) and may lead to kidney failure and even shut-down!

I'm glad I found this site and thrilled that for me ACV works so well, considering a reply from Christina regarding Cipro.

Posted by London
Sandusky, Ohio
11/10/2008
29 Posts
That's crazy that Cipro causes seizures. I just googled it. Wow. It did give me yet another raging yeast infection, though.
Posted by Hannes
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
11/20/2008
5 Posts
UPDATE on maintenence: Just before week-end I got sloppy with my maintenence dose intake and also got exerted physically. By early week I had the next bladder infection going as confirmed by chem strip test. This time it took more time and higher amounts of ACV than ever before to get the infection in check; it's still not totally cleared although most symptoms have subsided. So I am wondering if, by using longer term AVC maintenance doses, one runs a risk of developing an ACV-resistant bacteria culture! I now think more needs to be learned about maintenance usage.
Posted by Amanda
Long Beach, CA USA
05/22/2009
DO NOT EVER TAKE CIPRO!!! This medication has crippled my father for LIFE! Avoid Cipro at all costs please...
Posted by B
NY, NY
05/22/2009
That is because, it has been reported, hospitals reuse catheders.
Posted by Anonymous
Anonymous, USA
05/23/2009
16 Posts
Doesn't CIPRO cause fluoride poisoning?

EC: According to Jason Uttley, Cipro does indeed cause fluoride poisoning. Read his fantastic article on our fibromyalgia page.

Posted by Gloria
Von Ormy, Tx
02/03/2010
Hello,

I was looking through remedies and saw this post. What's wrong with cipro? The doctors gave it to me last time i had a kidney infection?

Posted by London (Sandusky, Ohio ) on 10/17/2008

[YEA]  There's nothing like having a BV, and a UTI, simultaneously. I have been battling a severe bladder infection for the last week or so. I have been taking UVA URSI, which is my usual routine, when I get a bladder infection, but this time, it wasn't enough. Once I drank white vinegar, which was way too harsh. I was in such pain! I couldn't sit still. I could not lay down. The only thing that soothed me was sitting on the toilet for 15 minutes at a time, pushing a little urine out, or sitting in the bath.

One morning, I was in such pain, I could barely walk, and MY KIDNEYS HURT!(Lower back pain), and I had chills and felt like I was going to throw up. My Mom kept on pressuring me to go to the emergency room. I don't have insurance. Anyways, I consulted this blessed site, and decided to give apple cider vinegar a try. I took a lot, all day, I drank about 3 tbsp in a tall glass of water, several times a day. By the first few hours, the pain subsided, I could not believe it, it really helped me. I'm not exactly good about drinking a lot of fluids during a bladder infection, but since this was helping the (most uncomfortable feeling in the world), I was all about it. I honestly didn't think this would help, my advanced bladder infection, but it is. I'm on my third day, so far so good.

Posted by London
Sandusky, Ohio
10/25/2008
29 Posts
[WARNING!]   "UPDATE. OK guys, I ended having to go to the hospital with a mild kidney infection, and getting Cipro- antibiotics. Now, I'm not saying apple cider vinegar does not work, I believe it does. It helped me with the pain, and staved it off for awhile, but my infection I think, had gone on too long, and was too much, and too advanced for the vinegar cure. Vinegar does work, (and I'm all about for curing yourself independently), for milder cases, but, if you really think you may be having a serious problem, like (Fever, chills), go to the emergency room, and get a taken care of.
Posted by Jamie
Atlanta, Ga
07/29/2010
[YEA]   "I sat in an ankle deep bathtub of water and ACV while simultaniously taking a straight shot of ACV. It has been only 1 hour and while I'm still not 100%, there is significant improvement which I'm sure will continue as long as I keep the ACV coming. I was literally about to make the dreaded, guaranteed 2 hour wait to the Emergency room because my pain has been so unbareable all day long. I have sat on the toilet for hours because the sensation that I have to urinate was constant and it hurt so bad when urine actually did pass. I needed relief so I found this site online and got excited and hopeful. It really does work. I am sitting here typing this and not doubled over in pain in the restroom like I have been the rest of the day. I hope this is helpful for anyone else going through this infection. God bless! ! !
Posted by Ecfan99
Everywhere, Usa
03/29/2012
7 Posts
[WORKED TEMPORARILY]   "I took ACV for a UTI within an hour of realizing I had one. The ACV helped with the symptoms (constant feeling of having to pee, major discomfort, pain) within hours, thank goodness. Kept the ACV up for 3 days. But ended up with a kidney infection and doubled over in pain. Got into the doctor ASAP, and am now on antibiotics. I will use ACV again for symptoms, but will get to the doctor as soon as possible next time to prevent spreading.


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