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Natural Cures for a Bladder Infection

Last Modified on Aug 25, 2014

Apple Cider Vinegar   86  2   

Posted by Tammy (Springfield, Missouri) on 09/07/2007

[YEA]  I am literally amazed today! Two days ago I felt a bladder infection coming on quickly (I don't usually get a lot of these) and I was dreading going to the doctor and putting up with the long, drawn out antibiotics treatments they give to treat it. I'm new to natural remedy treatments and was a bit skeptical at first. So last evening while I was in terrible pain and had been drinking cranberry juice all day, I decided enough was enough.

I mixed 2T Apple Cider Vinegar with 1t baking soda and poured a glass of bottled water into it. I added a bit of cayenne pepper to it and slammed it. If felt some relief shortly thereafter and did it again about an hour before bedtime. It was definately helping. This morning my pain was completely gone but the burning was still there. So I tried stomaching some more of the ACV (gawd that stuff's awful!) and only got about half of it down.

I decided instead to bathe in a mixture of
1C kosher salt (I was out of sea salt),
1C baking soda, and
2T powdered ginger.

This is a bathing recipe I haven't used in a long time. In the past I've just used it as a comfort bath making sure to shower and rinse thoroughly afterwards. So I bathed and guess what? Now my urge to urinate is gone! Thank you so much for this site and I can guarantee I'll be using it in the future! I'll let you know if it comes back or anything but as of right now I feel great!

Posted by Lisa (Cape Canaveral, Fl) on 08/22/2007

[YEA]  I used to be prone to constant urinary infections to the point I no longer felt them. One time it had got so bad I actually felt the severest of symptoms. At the time no medical insurance and no money to go to a doctor. So I emailed a friend who had a huge book on herbs and natural remedies. He researched for me and found if I took a bath with apple cider vinegar it would eliminate the urinary infection because the urethra acts as a wick and draws the high ph into the bladder. Well I had no bathtub and no access to one. So we devised this plan. I would take a cotton ball and soak it in apple cider vinegar and place it on my urethra for twenty min three to four times a day. The skin would burn and it did hurt alot. But I persisted. I woke up the next day and had no symptoms at all. I continued to use the acv for three more days. Since then I have not had another attack of urinary infection.

Years before I forgot to mention this. A neighbor told me about acv and honey as a remedy for headaches depression arthritis pain help and lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure. Well i suffered from all of these symptoms. I asked how much to take. She said she took two tablespoons each of acv and honey in enough hot water to melt the honey and drank it down half an hour before she ate. I did the same. The first week I lost ten pounds of excess water weight due to bad diet of too much salt. I sweated alot and peed alot. I lost a total of forty pounds. I had visited my doc before I started and thirty days after. He was amazed at the weight loss and asked how I did it. I told him and he said oh. he wasn't concerned at the amount in that short of a time. I should have been. It is dangerous to lose too much weight in a short amount of time. But I believe in my case it was extreme excess water weight. My cholesterol dropped from 256 to 156 in six months. My blood pressure was below normal and I couldn't gain weight. So acv and honey is my magic remedy. My kids would see me taking the acv and honey for my migraines. They wanted to try it for their headaches. Well after the first time they used it they didn't want tylenol anymore. Ever. To this day they are teenagers they remember it is instant and keeps the headaches away.

I have laxed in my daily regimen of acv and honey and have gained back the weight and the blood pressure. i am going to start it again. Anyways. Thank you for your time in reading its benefits to me. Hugs to you.

Posted by Michelle (Gladwin, MI) on 08/16/2007

[YEA]  I had been suffering from reoccurring urinary tract infections, and reading a lot about ph levels in the body. I found out by using ph strips that my body was at a 4.0 on the ph scale. I started taking the apple cider vinegar to change my ph (which is now stable at a 6.5). My urinary tract infections cleared up, my acne cleared up, my heart burn cleared up. I am completely shocked and grateful that I ran across this home remedy.

Posted by Linda (Hollister, CA) on 05/27/2007

[YEA]  I read this site and I'm so glad I did. For a week I have had the sensation of needing to urinate, going often with very little output. I first got the cranberry juice which has worked in the past but didn't seem to this time. Last night I took a soup spoon and a half of vinegar by mouth and within an hour or so, no sensation like I'd had before! Thanks guys, very much! I also must say that I had no stomach pain or back pain or anything else associated with this, it was just the sensation which is very unsettling. I love asparagus, so I will try that remedy or maybe just eat them anyway----you know for extra insurance!

Posted by teechie (mansfield, ohio) on 05/02/2007

[YEA]  Last year i got my first bladder infection with antibiotic to treat it. But after 1 month it came back, again i got rid of it by pills from the doctor. During the process i told a friend about my painful experience. She suggested a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every night before bedtime. Since then ive had no more bladder infections! Recently it came back due to not urinating before or after having intercourse. so as long as you do that, and take the ACV, no more painful bladder infections!

Posted by Karen
Boston, Ma
Arm & Hammer doesn't contain aluminum - why did this myth get started? I read pure baking soda has no aluminum - ouch - poor
Arm & Hammer - they must be losing lots of customers and I am not a spokesperson for the company just a sympathizer

EC: Yes, a contributor verified this years ago. Arm & Hammer Baking Soda does not contain aluminum!

Posted by Anoo (Burlington, Canada) on 04/13/2007

[YEA]  I had my first bladder infecton today-sex related. I have gone from the extreme urge to urinate without having to, crawled up in fetal position to avoid pain, and extreme pain when urinating but not actually needing to. I drank alost 2 L of cran juice without need to urinate. Have been drinking 4 TBS of Apple Cider vinegar ever hour or so in a dash o f water, a full dropper of Oil of oregano every hour or so. I went from fetal position of urination urge and lv 18 of 1-10 of after void pain to lv 2 with constant apple cider vinegar, oil of oregano, and a urinary tract combo with d-mannose in a span of 8 hours.

Posted by Mary (Nevada City, CA) on 02/06/2007

[YEA]  I had great luck last year with d-mannose - and when I told my friends about it, they tried it too - ext me they needed it. They were also amazed at how quickly it worked. But I gave so much away that I didn't have any left when I felt a UTI coming on today. Normally these haven't reversed themselves and I was concerned - so I came back to your site wondering about ACV for a UTI. I have had a few doses today (2 TBL in water) and I think the problem is almost completely gone!

Posted by Gigialex
West Sacramento, Ca, Usa
I am a huge fan of Apple Cider Vinegar. I read on this website awhile back that it is effective in treating sinus infections. I now drink it daily mixed with tea and local honey which has made a HUGE difference with my sinus infections. When I recently ended up with a bladder infection I decided to try to apple cider vinegar to treat it since I do not like taking antibiotics. In the meantime, I went in and did a urinalysis and urine culture (which ended up coming back clear). The ACV seemed to help immensely with my symptoms. Whenever I started to feel bladder symptoms I drank a glass of tea mixed with apple cider vinegar. I was amazed that my symptoms seemed to get better until I started to have back pain about couple of weeks later. The back pain started as a general achy feeling in my back... Almost like the flu. I had been exposed to the flu at my daughter's birthday party so I figured I must be fighting it off. I probably wasn't drinking as much water as I sould have been at this time either. I went for about a week with the sore back when I suddenly developed a low grade fever, nausea and severe fatigue. I started to put two and two together that maybe I had developed a kidney infection. I went back to the doctor the next day and did another urinalysis and urine culture. The urinalysis came back with white blood cells and a small amount of protein in my urine which meant kidney infection. Two days later the culture came back with the specific bacteria so they knew how to treat it. I am now taking a disgusting antibiotic called Cipro to treat the kidney infection. I hate taking the antibiotics and certainly prefer natural remedies but I won't mess around when my kidneys are involved. My warning is to listen to your body. Even if you feel as though all of your bladder symptoms are gone, if you start to feel back pain or flu like symptoms or have blood in your urine, contact your doctor ASAP.

Posted by Michelle (Kanab, Utah) on 01/30/2007

[YEA]  I had a kidney stone and was having a hard time passing it. I started taking apple vinegar cider in red raspberry tea after the second cup almost all my pain was gone. It also helps clear up blatter infections.

Posted by Anonymous on 10/07/2006

[YEA]  Organic Apple Cider vinegar, with the "mother" (the floating pulp) in the bottle, for a urinary tract infection. Two tablespoons to eight ounces of distilled water. Drink at least four times a day, but more if possible. Also, for a really sever UTI, try four tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar to sixteen ounces of distilled water. It cured my UTI last year, in less than one day. I felt relief almost instantly. I just got another UTI this past week, and the Apple Cider Vinegar worked again.

Posted by Julia
Box Elder, Sd, Usa
[YEA]   "I have had a uti for about a week thought I had it under control with cranberry pills, but I was wrong it came back with a vengence! So I tried ACV and WOW! This ACV works fast, I feel so much better now, I'll keep taking it for a few days and then see what happens but I feel so much better "thanks ACV".

Posted by Rami (Santa Cruz, CA) on 09/07/2006

[YEA]  This is how I cured my bladder infection. I had such frequent urge to urinate, and burning sensation I was going nuts. I could hardly fall asleep, and I could not be comfortable the entire day. After the initial infection, I had a low grade fever, with soreness and chills that lasted for three days. I followed the natural healing perscription based on my studies of the theory of Toxemia and disease, and as soon as I acknowledged my fever, I stopped eating, I also had little appetite.

After three days, I stayed really warm, and took very hot bath's, my fever left. But the burning urination only improved about 20%.

The improvement was largely from Apple Cider vinegar which I was consuming as often as I could tolerate. I noticed it was not helping too much, so I tried Echniacea tincture, and Goldenseal Tincture, frequently during the fast, they where of little help. My kidney's where aching, and I could feel my veins pulsating throughout my urinary system and lymph system.

I was getting desperate, I bought Oregano Oil extract from Gaia herbs. This instantly made me feel about 50% better, and my whole body relaxed. Even though I was gradually improving by this point, the Oregano Oil was not working as well as I would have liked.

I consulted with an acupuncturist, she recommended Uva Ursi and the Chinese formula Nu Ke Ba Zhen Wan, which also has a different name, but is the same formula. Anyway, both of those last two treatments, especially together, where magic. Thank you to all the people in the world who created Chinese medicine and its herbs. Instead of the typical dose of three pills, I took like 8-10. After I took the pills, my body would feel feverish, and it would feel like I was getting worse, in reality, the pills helped expell the toxins, a few hours later, I would feel much better.

It took about 2 weeks to heal. I never went and saw a doctor. I am still at 95%, but I keep getting better every day, and I no longer feel sick, and the urge to urninate frequently is almost entire gone. I hope this helps you!

Posted by London
Sandusky , Ohio
[YEA]   "Apple cider vinegar IN CONJUNCTION with Echinacia herb pills 3 350mg pills 3 times a day cured my bladder infection. Also, I drank lemon water thru out the day too with this. 1 lemon a day

Posted by A Falco (Hamilton, Ont.) on 10/12/2005

[YEA]  I have re-occurancces of bladder infections. I either used anti-biotics or pills from a naturalpath doctor--but I have discovered acv and it works. 2tsp. in a glass of water 6 to 8 times a day for 3 days and reduce as you feel better. I feel more active as well.

Posted by collette (gaway, ireland)

[NAY]  hi,this is a great site,just found it yesterday as looking for a relief from recurring sinus problem including painful sores on inside tip of nose...not nice! also had just finished taking medicine for cystitus and was all clear. took the 2 tblsp/8oz water and honey last night....loosened mucus almost immediately. but woke at 5 this morn with that burning urinary pain and wonder did the acid in the vinegar trigger the problem again? drinking cranberry juice now..... would really like to give the acv a good go but dont know what to do now!!! please help and god bless

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda   13  0   

Posted by Norm (Asheville, Nc) on 12/23/2013

[YEA]  I'm a 67 year old male who had ignored a urinary tract discomfort until it woke me up at 2:30 with acute pain. I read about the apple cider vinegar and baking soda cure, and went for it with 2 Tbs. of vinegar and the touch of baking soda. Back in bed it felt as if my whole body were being alkalized. After continuing with the treatment for 3 days, all the symptoms have gone, and I am grateful to this site for it's simple, effective wisdom.

Posted by Sasha (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 12/10/2012

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda cleared my UTI infection. I had two urine tests done before I started taking it and it showed that I had a UTI. Went here on earth clinic to search up remedies and started taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with 1/4 baking soda in a full glass of water. I did this 2 times a day after meals... I wanted to do it 3 times but I didnt want to drink after 6 pm (because I would be urinating all night). I did this remedy for 4 days. I went to another doctor to take a urine test and they called me to tell me that my test came back negative! Which means my urine was normal! Oh my god, I was so happy!! So it really does work! I'll keep you updated because I still had an appointment so see a Urologist so i'm going to double check one more time with him which is good. So please, try this remedy - it is AMAZING. Thank you earth clinic!

Posted by Tupelohonee (Tupelo, Ms) on 02/02/2012

[YEA]  Thank you for this site! I don't take any prescription medicines unless absolutely necessary (pain med for tooth extraction - only needed it for one day), so I really didn't want to have to do antibiotics for a bladder infection. I was having painful urination, and there was mild discomfort before and afterward.

I tried the baking soda in the morning and noticed that my frequency cut down first, from an hour to two hours between bathroom visits. By that afternoon the discomfort that stayed with me after a "visit" had diminished. I took another dose in the afternoon, and this morning there are no symptoms at all! I can imagine the acidity in my system came from too many desserts. I'd also had a shot of ACV mixed with lemon juice, water, and Stevia after something sweet yesterday, to keep my blood sugar from rising. I hadn't been doing that for a while.

Today, I'll continue both, since I've seen sites since then that said to mix the two. I'll rinse with water afterwards, (to protect tooth enamel), and skip two days after 5 days, as suggested on one of these sites. I need to make sure my ph level is more alkaline.

Thanks, Earth Clinic, for having such a great place to go for natural remedies. I'm adding you to my favorites bar!!

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