84 Home Remedies for Bladder Infection
Baking soda, cranberry juice and honey
June 18, 2013
I'm coming off the worst bladder infection I've had. When it came on the other night I read on-line about 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water, which I drank every half hour, along with cranberry juice cocktail and ibuprofen since it was the middle of the night and that's all I had on hand.
The next morning I started with cranberry and golden seal pills and straight unsweetened cranberry juice my husband brought back from the health food section of our grocery with lots of water. I'm guessing all the cranberry juice upset my stomach so after a couple days I was back to the baking soda in water, stopping the cranberry juice and pills.
I just had a big tablespoon of local honey a couple hours ago and I feel 100 percent, my urine is completely clear and my tummmy feels great. For years, I drank a little cup of cranberry cocktail in the evening as a preventative and hadn't had a UTI for over 3 years but I had recently stopped.
Kathy from Brookings Oregon
Cranberry for prevention
May 10, 2013
For prevention, cranberry is documented to work, see the literature. It's not to cure an infection, it does something in the bladder wall to build up resistance. Take it faithfully on a routine basis. I recommend the pills rather than juice, both to avoid the sugar and to get a sufficient dose.
There are many formulations and brands, just go by the directions on the label. Availability: Azo-Cranberry at local pharmacy, others from online stores like Swanson Vitamins or Puritans Pride.
Stay hydrated, maintain adequate fluid intake.
Paul from Miami, FL
Baking soda in a bath
April 27, 2013
Drink two bottles of water, then draw a lukewarm bath. Mix about a cup of baking soda in the bath, and sit for about a half an hour. When you get out, distract yourself for around an hour and then go pee. Repeat the next day if needed.
Joc from U.S.
Homoeopathy for urinary infection
March 29, 2013
The classic Homeopathic remedy of Cantharis 30c taken every 2hrs ( max 8 doses ) is the best cure I find. Prompt relief is experienced - with no need to strain the system which I see as a disadvantage with so many other cures.
Michael Black from London
October 16, 2012
Energiser tablets vitamin c orange flavour. My symptoms eased in 3 hours. Make up with 200ml water. I was nearly in tears it was so uncomfortable. Thoughts with you all xx
Lisa from UK
Combo from this site
September 20, 2012
Thanks so much for this site!
I woke up this am with worst bladder spasms, which escalated to intolerable, with small clots of blood. Could barely move from bathroom. Took 4 Azo and 1 Bactrim with no relief. So after reading extensively:
1. Drank several glasses of water
2. To tall glass of water added: 1 packet of Emergen-C 1000 mg Vit C supplement, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp Braggs apple cider vinegar (careful it will fizz), drink fast and try not to pee! I made it about 10 min if that. Also took 3 ibuprofen with the drink.
Within 20 min I was out if bathroom and could sit down. Pain became bearable instead of like labor pains. Not a cure, but momentary relief!!! Thanks again
D from NY
Baking soda, vinegar baths, d-mannose
June 24, 2012
I have interstitial cystitis. I was having 1-2 utis every month with blood and excruciating pain. At the onset of symptoms I would drink a glass of water with 1-2 ts of baking soda for the pain. I've started taking baths with 1-2 cups of white vinegar added because baths would always give me a UTI so I had to switch to showers. The vinegar really cuts down on bad bacteria. D-mannose powder is also really great. Doing all of these together I have not had a UTI in 1 year . :)
Ps. When I was in France I was given an orange flavored powder by a pharmacist for UTI. It cured it in under 12 hours. 1 dose. Absolutely amazing. Lost the wrapper so I've never found out what it was. Any ideas?
FrequentUTI from Nashville tn
D-Mannose/Uva Ursi cocktail
January 08, 2012
In a glass with 6oz of water mix:
1-1/2 tsp. D-Mannose powder
1 Dropper full of Uva Ursi extract
and 2 Tbsp. of Cranberry concentrate (Non sweetened.)
do this 3x's a day for 1 week then 2 x's for another week. Try to avoid foods with WHITE flour, artificial sweetners (Stevia is ok)and diet drinks. This cleared up the worst kidney infection I ever had. I was doubled over with back pain and it hurt to breathe in. After the 2nd day of this regimen I had no more pain. Drink a lot of water!!
Theresa from CA
AZO and Vitamin C, easy and effective!
December 04, 2011
I have very bad and uncomfortable UTIs/bladder infections. Thank goodness for this website for pointing me in the right direction or I would probably be staying home from work tomorrow to avoid having to be around people and spend more time in the bathroom :( enough blabbing, this is what I used:
Took 1000 mg Vitamin C
Followed by two tablets of AZO
Followed by two tall glasses of water
Those who drink a lot of water may want to drink double this amount. Within approximately 40 minutes the discomfort was gone. I'm going to keep drinking water and taking the AZO, but we all know that making a doctor appointment can take days, and we want to treat the immediate symptoms so we can live our daily lives until then.
Nicole W. from San Diego, CA
Antibacterial hand soap in bathwater
October 11, 2010
My little girls had many bladder infections until I threw away their regular bubble bath. Their bubble bath was too harsh for them to bathe in. So one day, when they were out of the bubble bath, I substituted antibacterial hand soap into their water. They never had trouble with infections again!
Teresa from Iowa
NO CAFFEINE and LOTS OF WATER
May 20, 2010
I have had bladder infections since I was 2 years old and my mom tried everything so the pain would stop; cranberry juice/pills, lots and lots of water, vitamin C tablets, urinating frequently, etc...Those things probably helped but the thing that helped the most was NOT drinking or eating any caffeine. Once I eat or drink any caffeine I get massive burning instantly. Same goes for acidic foods such as spahgetti sauce and hot foods like salsa...
Through the years they have improved a lot and I also take better care of myself.
I also truely believe that after intercourse you HAVE TO make sure to urinate to flush out any bacteria that travels into your urithra. This is one of the reason I truely believe I get Bladder Infections and UTI's
They are a horrible and painful thing to live with and I hate putting antibiotics in my body.
Joy Torgeson from Perkasie, PA
21 steps to stop ic in its tracks
March 27, 2010
I am male in mid 30's and been diagnosed with ic, prescribed elmiron and antidepressants, took for awhile and then decided I wanted to try a holistic approach, and have all these items, not at the same time usually two to three on the list but as we all know each body is different you have to find ones that work for you so here is the list of products.
#1 Drink more water with lemon/if available with alkaline drops
#2 Drink Greens
#3 cut back on alcohol and coffee
#4 Silver collidal drops
#5 Stay away from yeast breeding foods
#6 probiotics refrigerated kind
#7 make appt for high colonic
#8 breathing exercises
#10 oregano oil capsules
#12 aloe vera juice
#13 Garlic pills
#14 Baking soda teaspoon in 8 ounces of water
$17 apple cider vinegar
#18 Alka Seltzer
#19 D- Mannose
#20 ph drops
#21 Cinnamon & Honey
JD from San Diego,California