96 Home Remedies for Bladder Infection
Cream of tartar
November 16, 2013
Creates a natural bicarbonate reaction in the body. A few shakes in water starts to reduce symptoms. Baking soda would make me nauseated and give me acne.
Chad from France
In response to frequentuti
November 05, 2013
Hi everyone, I am suffering from frequent bladder infections too and what I found to prevent them (not actually cure them) is eat cranberries in all forms (dried, juice, fresh). IN response to Frequent UTI, the name of the medicine the pharmacist gave to you when in France is called "Monuril". It is very strong and very effective but as it happened to me, after several times I had to take it, it was no longer efficient (It is an antibiotic). Take care !
Alex from Lille France
October 20, 2013
As I was reading through I noticed some good ideas on how to try stop/prevent a UTI before you need to see a doctor. However, to the poster that woke up with chills and blood in her urine....I hope your remedy worked well for you. But, if you wake up with night sweats and hematuria you need to go to the doctor. Scratch that, go to the ER. Those are more concerning signs and you could possibly have phylonephritis and by ignoring it you are risking permanent damage.
Neb8fan from KC
Here to help
October 06, 2013
I get them quite frequently as a result of my enough water and too much 'fun'. I find trying to clear your mind helps, just focusing on something else and breathing slowly and deeply can help calm yourself down which helps calm down the pain. Also my boyfriends grand dad bought some medicine over the counter that I can barely drink because it makes me gag but does the trick, it's something like cystitis relief and its got potassium and stuff in it Hope this helps, got it right now and am feeling your pain!
Abi from Somerset
Drink and un inflame!
September 18, 2013
My classic remedy- 1L of water and cranberry juice during attack with 500-1000 mg Ibuprofen. I swear by this even when double in pain, I took this in one go and within a few minutes was pain free, within 30 was able to pass water properly and no swelling! Take cranberry capsules/ tablets daily to stop e coli build up and keep hydrated, now ciggies/caffine cut down sugar, salt, yeast and dairy : )
Katy from Southampton
Baking soda. holy cow it works.
September 09, 2013
I was miserable in the middle of the night in extreme pain from a UTI. A cup of baking soda mixed in water, followed by plain water took the pain away and I got some sleep. Two hours later I see my urine is clearer and i'm doing another glass. I am also taking a vitamin C supplement with each glass because I hear his helps. Im just going to do this for the day and see if it works.
Ami from NY
Doctor is the best
September 04, 2013
Cranberry juice, baking soda with water, and the pill that makes you urinate orange WILL take the pain away. But that doesn't mean it's going to take the bacteria away. I had an UTI for a while and when I had went to the doctors, she had told me if I was to come in any later I would've ended up hospitalized.
My UTI was eating up my liver and in most cases that's what they do. People think just because the pain is gone means the whole thing is as well. That's false! The doctors give you antibiotics and you have to take them as prescribed even if the pain is gone.
One time I took it till the pain ended because I thought it was gone but didn't finish it as prescribed and it got even worse.
Lesly from Philadelphia
Baking soda + lemon juice.
August 31, 2013
Today I could feel the pain of a UTI starting. I looked on this website and it helped so much!
What I did:
The pain wasn't too horrible when I was reading through, so I just added a small tsp into a glass of slightly warmer than room temperature water. The pain eased, but hadn't fully gone away. So I waited an hour, and grabbed a coffee mug, a heaping tsp of baking soda, added a half tsp of lemon juice, and then filled the cup with warm water. I'm only half way through the mug, and the pain is fully gone!
To help prevent bladder infections I go to my local drug store and buy cranberry extract vitamins for less than five dollars! Hope this helped!
Jen from California
Check your ph levels
August 29, 2013
I was getting repeated bladder infections about 40 days in 3 months/twice a month). I came to the conclusion that over 10 factors contribute to their occurrence (pH, gut inflammation caused by food allergy, alcohol, dehydration and salt imbalance, chronic stress, sleep loss, sex, hygeine of partner and self, estrogen imbalance to name a few).
To stop these infections I do the following:
1. The most important was to stop using regular soap for the intimate region and instead use a pH balanced wash (like Amele). The vagina has a pH of ~3.4-4.8. Regular soap/body wash has a pH of 9 and this kills off good bacteria in the region. The good bacteria are needed around the vulva and also internally to protect the ares from E.Coli.
2. Make sure you and your partner are clean before having sex and always wash afterwards with a low pH wash. If your natural bacteria are running low (due to antibiotic use), they cannot produce enough lactic acid in the vagina and the pH rises. Semen has a pH of 9 so that can further alter your pH. Why is this important? You want the secretions from your vagina (sorry, but it's science) to be acidic to cover the urethra and outer parts of the urinary tract to kill E.Coli and other bugs.
3. Drink lots of water and refresh your electrolytes. Have a big glass of water before and after sex. ALWAYS urinate after sex. Don't leave it too long (an hour is too long). Bacteria proliferate quickly. Alcohol also irritates the bladder lining and causes dehydration so a sports drink with electrolytes can be helpful. Don't get dehydrated, especially when you're sitting down for long periods in a car, on a train or while working. Get up to pee.
4. You want to have a healthy production of acidic mucous secretions. Make sure your estrogen is balanced. Estrogen causes the production of mucus in the vagina. Read up on estrogen deficiency symptoms to get an idea. Vitamin E can help to make things more slippery and increase sex drive. It's magical.
5. Chronic stress wears the immune system down and decreases your ability to fight infections. Be aware during times of stress and take extra precautions.
6. I have recently correlated an inflamed gut from food allergies (wheat, dairy, eggs) with the occurrence of bladder infections. I have found that taking ibuprofen can greatly reduce the risk of the bladder infection escalating out of hand. I then drink heaps of water with a little bit of D-Mannose to flush out the bacteria.
These are preventative measures to take every day to reduce your risk of UTIs.
Holly from New Zealand
Oh honey honey...
August 08, 2013
Personally, water mixed with baking soda made me gag, couldn't even swallow it and cause continuous despair. Antibiotics worked but immediately after they were finished pain came back immediately. So I coated a decent sized spoon with honey (has antibacterial properties) put a 1/2 a tbs of baking soda on the spoon and then added more honey.
After mixing with my finger, filled a glass with water. Swallow the substance by getting it into your mouth and then start gulping that water down. For me this was the least painful way to get the baking soda into my system. Less than an hour later I was already feeling a lot better. I did it roughly three times a day at first, would lower the amount as time progressed.
Now when I start to feel a little pain down there I'll make up a spoonful.
Dana from Hightstown NJ
July 01, 2013
Over 4 years I've had this It wrecks your life my home source to get rid of it is just to drink heaps of water and hot baths are the best for it. And baking soda does not work for me
Jaz from Invercargill
Water and wheat bag
June 25, 2013
I have been having frequent bladder infections for a straight six months even with me going to the doctor twice to have antibiotics.
Even though the antibiotics did work, the UTI returned after a month or two. My home remedy is simple and it is effective which starts to relieve my pain within an hour. I take ONE ibuprofen tablet, drink a 18 oz water bottle, once with 1/2 tbs with baking soda, the rest straight water. Drink at least three bottles of water a day. If the pain does not subside or you are in extreme pain, I warm up my wheat bag or any kind of heating pad and put it between my legs until the pain goes away. I know it sounds crazy, but it works for me!
I also drink a small cranberry cocktail every night to prevent further infections. At night time when the symptoms show up, I usually took a hot bath with no soap, just water, and simply allowed myself to let my bowels go. Meaning yes, I did pee in the water, but as I was drinking my water with baking soda, I was getting rid of the bacteria through not holding it in. Hope this helps a bit!
Shaye from Canada