Bladder Infections
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Natural Remedies for a Bladder Infection (UTI)

Colloidal Silver

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Posted by Wieas (England) on 08/01/2014

Hello, am looking for some advice please.

My 80 year old father has just been diagnosed with a urine infection and a slight chest infection. He has been prescribed antibiotics.

I was wondering if it would be okay to give him some Colloidal Silver to take alongwith the antibiotics. If so, how much and how often.


Replied by Brandy
(Salt Lake City, UT)

There's different types of colloidal silver. The kind I got the help to me with my UTI was called ASAP22 plus Silver solution. I would also highly, highly recommend D-Mannose!

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Trudy (Netherlands) on 10/09/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I tried everything for bladder disease. The regular doctor prescribed Nitrofurantoin... so bad.. it causes even bladder disease... so I became very very ill ONLY COLLOIDAL SILVERWATER was THE REMEDY( for E-coli). Bladder disease was gone. Afterwords I took DMannose...very pain anymore...also good for interstitial cystitis...really true. I have to tell this for the doctor did not know that Nitrofurantoin causes bladder disease. read: Natural Medicine Encyclopedia C.Norman Shealy.

Colloidal Silver, Oregano Oil

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Posted by Dena L. (New Orleans, Louisiana ) on 06/04/2022
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I used colloidal silver by Oxysilver with p73 oregano oil. I also drink goldenseal tea daily. I took this after antibiotics didn't clear my bladder infection. I re-tested at the doctor and it was gone.

Replied by Art
1674 posts

Dena L. ,

I am curious as to what dose of colloidal silver you used ?

The Oxysilver bottle does not clearly say what strength their silver is. They show that their bottle contains 8 ounces and it says a serving size is one teaspoon and then it says that there are 48 servings in the bottle and each serving is 5ml.,aps,217&sr=8-5

The only indication of what strength their silver is in this sentence on the bottle :

* Daily value not established 3ppm

If this 3ppm is the actual strength of the silver in the bottle, it is very very low. They charge $39.95 for this 8 ounce bottle making it very expensive considering how little silver is actually in the bottle. By comparison, MesoSilver sells an 8.45 ounce bottle of their 20 ppm colloidal silver for $32.97 and their bottle contains over 6 times the silver in it as Oxysilver.

For another comparison, EC sells an 8 ounce bottle of colloidal silver for $29.95 that is 20 ppm of silver. This also has over 6 times the silver in it or to say that a little differently it is roughly equivalent to more than 6 bottles of Oxysilver if you were to dilute it with distilled water to equal 3 ppm.

Not all colloidal silvers are the same and some are very expensive for the amount of actual silver in their product.


Corn Silk

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Posted by mxp5769 (texas) on 02/17/2023
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I have used corn silk extract for UTIs with great success. I found that cranberry works specifically on a particular bacteria associated with UTIs, but if it doesn't work for you, what to do?

This is the one I used:

I found immediate relief from pain/itching - by the end of the day, that symptom was gone.

The dosing is easy - 1 dropperful in a water dilution / dose (there are instructions on the label for dosing)

You may find this option works faster & costs less than all the cranberry remedies.

Corn Silk
Posted by Terry (Canada) on 05/04/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Corn silk works wonders for my dog's incontinence. He was suddenly dripping and peeing in his sleep even though he has never peed in the house in his life. I see that most of the posts have been about female dogs and their spay incontinence but I just want to say that corn silk capsules eradicated my adult male dog's incontinence by 99%.

He is a 70lb dog and I give him one capsule per meal twice a day. I also time when he gets water but not reduce the total amount of water given to him. This way he would not have to hold for as long. In two weeks he went from dripping in his sleep every day to needing to go out earlier than his potty breaks. We listened to him when he would indicate wanting to go and slowly his schedule was back to normal. It has been a month and a half and he stopped having incontinence completely. I will likely give him cornsilk long term since it is inexpensive and effective as incontinence prevention.

Corn Silk
Posted by Schwabbie (Los Angeles, California) on 02/09/2015
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Corn Silk Tea: Since I did not see this as a remedy, I thought I would post. A friend recently had some bladder pain and she went through 2 rounds of antibiotics with no success. She tried other holistic remedies, but in the end her mother boiled the silk from the outside of corn into a tea and that did it for her. I don't have a recipe, but if you search on "corn husk tea medicinal" you will find it.

Corn Silk
Posted by Rose Fenton (United Kingdom) on 10/06/2014
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Having suffered from cystitis many times over the years, I always have handy some Cornsilk, and it has always worked for me. It is natural and cheap from a good Health shop. It is alkaline. You place a small quantity in a jug and pour on boiling water and leave it to cool. Best to leave it overnight, but if desperate, you can drink some after about 20 minutes. I also drink plenty of water afterwards.

I once had cystitis for 9 months when I had tried just about everything, but this was my first real relief. You can buy it from a good health shop and it is cheap. It is the dried ears around corn. God has given us everything we need in His creation.

Replied by Jean

Does corn silk tea is commercial or fresh boil corn silk? Does it bother your stomach?

How much corn silk do you use? How long do you take this treatment?

Thank you.

(Lavergne, Tn)

Hi Jean, I know this is way too late to your question. I have been taking cornsilk in the capsule form by the brand Nature's Way and it has work so much better for treating my UTI than just the other things that's mentioned here. I take 3 capsules with water, and follow by 2 cups of water depending how bad my symptom is and I also do the organic applecider vinegar. I do this 3-4 times a day until my symptom clears up usually within 3-4 days, then I continue taking 3 capsule for 2 times a day for another 2 days to clear up the infection. The cornsilk doesn't upset my stomach. Hope this helps.

Corn Silk
Posted by Anna (Costa Mesa, California) on 11/12/2008
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I tried to do the vinegar douche but I got worst I started getting pain in the vagina, thank God for corn silk and shave grass tea I felt better 3 hours later. They usually sell this in the mexican stores: One bag of corn silk and boil it in 4 cups of water, and for the shave grass tea they sale those in tea bags so you put that in a cup of hot water and drink it drink as many as many cups as you can, keep drinking it for 5 days or longer, even if you feel better. Both teas work but if you only find the corn silk it will work fine.


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Posted by Yuliku (Las Vegas) on 07/16/2016
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I got UTI in Colombia in Tayorona park. It was very humid and we did a lot of hiking, so maybe that caused it. The only medicine I had with me was cranberry pills. I did not have my regular medicine that I take to treat UTI. So I took about 15 pills at once (usually my day dose is 2 pills) and drank about 3-4 liters of water (it took me couple of hours to finish the bottles). I was staying in the bathroom all evening (literally I could not leave the room for more than 5 min so I just decided to stay in the bathroom). By the time I passed the whole water that I had drank I felt much more better and could go to sleep. The next morning the was no sign of UTI I had the day before. I know it may be a bit drastic to drink so much water in matter of 2 hours, but we were staying in isolated area with no access to pharmacy and I did not know what else to do rather than to force the bacterias to go out. It helped me. It happened 1,5 ago and since then I have not got UTI yet.

Posted by Summer (Denver, Co) on 12/09/2015
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I can attest for cranberry as a UTI remedy. I first found out about it maybe 15 years ago. I had gone to planned parenthood not knowing what was wrong with me, the nurse told me she couldn't write a script, but told me to buy 100% cranberry juice. I did just that, I downed two 20 ounce bottles and drank them right away. My UTI was gone after about 10-15 hours. I recently got a very bad UTI, it was so bad I was bleeding. I drank 2,20 oz bottles but it didn't get any better.

The next day I went and got the giant 60 fl oz bottle from the grocery store. I downed the whole thing in an hour, which was painful just because of the massive fluid intake and I also hate the taste of cranberry. I drank it at night and the following morning the UTI was gone. If you are going to try cranberry, make sure you read the label carefully. Sometimes it will say 100% juice, but in reality it's 10% cranberry and the rest is other juices. If you down a whole bottle quickly it will flush your system and things will be back to normal within 24 hours.

Replied by Swfowkes
(Cupertino, California)
46 posts

Very nice post. But let me suggest that cranberry concentrates may be a better option than 100% cranberry juice. One that you mentioned is the taste of the juice, which is bypassed by concentrates. The other one is the limit imposed by the volume of juice that has to be consumed, and the sugar load inherent in that volume of juice. Concentrates can give you more potency, and almost no sugar.

Thanks for the post. It's good info.

Posted by Shell (San Diego, Ca) on 06/26/2013
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I had recurring bladder infections for years. After the last one -14 years ago--I began taking cranberry capsules as a PREVENTATIVE. I just take one in a.m. and one in the p.m. I take 3 if I'm going to have sex. You can also take d-mannose as a preventative. Urinating before and after sex is always good to do.

Posted by Amy (Los Angeles, California, United States) on 04/20/2012
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I have recently had lots of problems with a Urinary Tract infection and a bladder infection. Last night I reunited with an old friend named Gail.

In our discussion I related to her about my woes with my Urinary Tract infection and my bladder infection and how I had tried everything to help my problem. Cranberry juice, Cranberry capsules, etc....

Gail told me to eat CRANBERRY SAUCE instead of the cranberry juice as the CRANBERRY SAUCE is more concentrated. So I started eating a can of ____ Cranberry Sauce this morning and I SEEM TO BE WELL FROM THE BLADDER INFECTION by 5:30 pm!

I am passing this on so others can maybe get relief from this awful illness like I did!

Replied by Maximac
(Trussville, Alabama, Usa)

I will have to try the cranberry sauce. I awoke at 3:00am with horrible pain with my trip to the bathroom. I knew exactly what is was as I am prone to the uti. As the morning progressed, the pain got worse and I also noticed blood in my urine which I haven't noticed before. I could hardly leave the toilet the frequency and pain was so bad. I eventually came here to EC to see what I could find out. I read the things I already knew, baking soda, aspirin/alka seltzer (haven't had that in years), ACV, etc.. I didn't get any relief even after some popular OTC medication for this I had. I knew I had to go to the Dr. Since there was blood in the urine and I'm missing a day of work which I would recommend for anyone. The Dr gave me the usual but dreaded antibiotic and said that my case was quite moderate approaching severe. I am now home and resting and hope to be pain free this afternoon. I am following up with the probiotics and cranberry. 2 times a year for this stinks.

Replied by LG
(Pacific Northwest)

"Seem to be well" is no confirmation or consolation. Ppl need UTI test strips to confirm an infection, or not, or a trip to the doctor. You need to continue a protocol after you 'seem' well to ensure full measures have been taken to eliminate all the infection entirely, not partially to feel better. The UTI test strips are very affordable. Also eliminate all sugars as they feed the infection.

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 04/20/2012
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I had a chronic urinary tract infection no antibiotitics worked for. The urologist I was seeing at the time told me to drink one cup of pure cranberry juice 3 times a day. The cranberry juice cocktails commonly sold have little real cranberry juice. You need the real thing, pure cranberry juice for this to work. Anyway the infection cleared up in about a week or two of this treatment. I had had this infection for years and it was slowly getting worse. The cranberry juice treatment worked for me....Oscar

Posted by Heather (London, Uk) on 10/08/2011
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Here's how I got rid of a UTI that was so painful it had me crying. I bought a whole gallon of cranberry juice and some oranges. I drank the whole gallon within two hours, and then ate an orange. I felt relief, almost completely within 45 minutes of drinking the whole thing. Keep drinking lots of water.

It was the best remedy and it only cost me a few dollars. I'm really thankful for this remedy and I hope it helps you.

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 07/07/2011
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There is always good old cranberry juice for a UTI. It worked for me when no antibiotics did. You want pure cranberry juice and not the so called cranberry juice cocktails. I was prescribed this treatment as 3 cups per day of pure cranberry juice by a VA doctor after trying every antibiotic available and it worked for a chronic urinary tract infection when nothing else did. It cleared the infection in about one week for me....Oscar