112 Home Remedies for Bladder Infection
March 26, 2014
I am not kidding. We all know that feeling of waking up in the middle of the night having to pee badly and then immediately realizing it's a uti.. Practically the worst thing ever. When this happens to me I just drop one package which is two tablets of Alka seltzer in a large cup of water and CHUG! No joke within a matter of 20 minutes you will notice a relieving difference.
Many people advise baking soda and this works also because Alka seltzer is made up of the same thing as baking soda along with some other stuff. I don't know what it's all called because I'm no doctor. But trust me Alka seltzer works!
Alex from Oregon
March 25, 2014
We all know to drink lots of water, but add alka-seltzer to every few glasses clears it up!
Jessica from Saskatoon
Uti's in the middle of the nihgt
March 18, 2014
After reading many of the suggestions on this site and always wondering if I'd make it to the restroom on time. I decided to head to my neighborhood Rite Aide after my last restroom trip which were coming every 10-15min. It was almost 2:00 in the morning and Thank God Rite Aid is open 24hrs. I probably spent over 15min reading all the items. Finally coming out with some Organic Cranberry Juice cocktail, Nature Made super strength Cranberry 450mg extract tablets with vitamin C (herbal supplement) which states on the bottle 'Promotes Urinary Track and Immune Health'. I almost couldn't make it back home because there were several men in line before me trying to purchase their alcohol before the 2am deadline.
First thing I did returning home was head for the restroom which was now feeling like my second home. Then I poured some crushed ice for my warm Cranberry. Put my pj's back on and headed to bed to make myself comfortable with another suggestion I'd read on the internet. Sit with the bottom of my feet touching and my knees spread apart.
Then I took my Cranberry extra 2-450mg, the recommended amount of Tabler's. I sat on my bed with word-finds book to keep company and until I felt sleepy. Surprisingly the pain went away almost instantly but I think it was because of the leg spread. And the trips to restroom decreased. But be certain that your walkway to restroom is clear because of the XTRA liquid you'll be racing to the restroom to empty your bladder.
I woke up (at) 5:30am and didn't quite make it to restroom in time and had to change from pj's to a nightgown to avoid another incident. I slept on two folded towels comfortably. And for 9hrs :)
Mary from Los Angeles, Ca
Natural uti remedy
March 13, 2014
I used to get UTIs all the time. I tried D-mannose and cranberry juice and neither of them seemed to help. I found a natural product online called Comfort teas. It is a little pricey but it works well. I make two cups of the tea when I feel an infection coming on. I drink one after it has steeped for about 20 minutes and let the other cup steep overnight in the refrigerator. After I drink the second cup the next day my UTI is gone.
Ashley from Boston, MA
Cinnamon is helping me today
February 09, 2014
For the - I don't even know how many times anymore (I suffer from UTI it's been 10 years already), I woke up at 5 this morning in pain. It was not the worst one I've ever had but still very annoying, enough to keep me in the washroom instead of my bed. First thing I've done was to drink about 0.5L water and take some tylenol (extra strenght) while I was prepping my cinnamon tea.
I've used 2 cinnamon sticks for a liter of boiling water. I've had 2 liters of this tea already and right now is 1pm and I don't feel the pain anymore. I didn't need any honey, btw, cinnamon is so sweet, much more than I ever thought.
I am trying to avoid going to get antibiotics. I've been taking them for so long already, and after a week without the pills I get UTI again, and again, and again. I'm so sick of taking them. I understand they are important, I just don't think they are working for me anymore though. So today I took the risk of not going to see a doctor. I hope I feel good till one hour before the walk in clinic in my neighborhood closes this evening.
Paula from Vancouver - BC
If you cant get some of that stuff atm
February 02, 2014
Ever since I was like 13(I'm 19,20 in April) I've gotten real bad and very frequent utis to the point where I can't do anything. I used to go home from school they were that bad. First if you've got em cranberry pills. If you don't or like what happened to me tonight they don't work, a nice hot bath lay back relax, and again like my experience tonight, if that doesn't work(I just spent an hour in the tub, layed in bed for about 10 minutes, and bam right back in the bathroom spending another hour sitting on the toilet.. Sorry if that's tmi.) I just found this out. Take your bottoms off, either lay down or get comfortable in whatever position and put your heels together with your knees pointing outward and that'll instantly give you some relief. You just gotta "let it breath" I know I'm finally getting to lay down and hopefully soon I'll get some sleep, so I hope this helps you!
Tina from New York
February 01, 2014
I keep reading to cut caffeine but I did that and I felt worse with almost constant bladder spasms until I took an excedrine. I think in reading these suggestions you need to know your own body and do what is best for it.
Kari from TN
Ecoli in your meat
January 16, 2014
Meat, especially poultry that isn't "antibiotic free" or "organic was just recently found to have a strain of ecoli that is antibiotic resistant and causing bladder infections in women. I saw it on the news. I had a uti for two years off and on and three different antibiotics didn't kill it! I now only eat organic meat and have been uti free for over a year! I also take a pro biotic everyday and cook with organic virgin coconut oil which is anti bacterial and anti fungal.
This might sound gross but coconut oil is a great edible lubricant for sex and since its antibacterial, will help ward off getting a uti from sex. Always pee after sex and stay hydrated. I like the honey cinnamon idea too, but u must prevent because it is dangerous to have a uti and let it go. I have never gotten rid of one without the help of antibiotics which I hate because the destroy good bacteria in the digestive system causing IBS symptoms. So the best thing to do are the preventative measures I described above to not get one!
Carolyn Fry from Pa
Baking powder and cymaclear
January 07, 2014
I am regularly suffering from these infections (once a month at least)and I refuse taking antibiotics that often, the following works perfectly fo me:
- go to the toilet, after sexual intercourse
- avoid tanga slips (they support bacteria to find their (back to front))
- keep warm
- drink plenty
- Baking Powder (1 spoon in glas of water (2-3 times a day)
- drink plenty
Good luck :)
Lisa from London
Instant uti cure
January 05, 2014
1) Drink LOTS of water.
But don't drink TOO much, drink what feels comfortable. Don't force yourself to drink gallons at a time because this is actually bad for you. It can lead to hypotonic cells.
2) Make yourself a cup of tea (NO SUGAR) Use honey and lemon. Lemon has natural antiseptic properties.
Make yourself more cups of tea later when you feel like it too.
3) Eat healthy, stay away from dairy, wheat, and meat.
Wheat absorbs the water you drank making the bacteria harder to flush out.
Dairy and meat are easier to grow bacteria on in the body because of the high acid content. Dairy and meat can both alter your gut bacteria promoting infection and might even cause inflammation.
STAY AWAY FROM SALTY potato chips.
4) Pop cranberry pills, Cranberry juice(100 percent ) you can mix a little in tea with honey to sweeten it, or actual cranberries (warning: they taste super gross, so pils are the best option)
5) If you don't have cranberry pills, take 500mg of vitamin C every 2-3 hours with a glass of water. You can do this up to 3000 mg a day. Warning: DONT PICK THIS OPTION IF YOU ARE PREGNANT. EXCESS VITAMIN C HEATS UP YOUR UTERUS and FLUSHES TOXINS OUTTA THERE along with your cute little fetus so take caution.
6) Stop using bar soap, bar soap can develop bacteria on it which can cause a UTI.
7) Take a hot bath with NO soap or other detergent because it may irritate your infection.
8) During really painful episodes of UTI, grab a clean towel and run it under super hot water... wring it out and stick it between your legs. It eases the pain up until the towel loses it's heat. Run it under the faucet again.. Hot water <3
9) Relax, listen to music. stress can affect your health. Stay positive. c: <3
If you follow these methods your uti will be gone in no time, Take care <3
Stephanie from Florida
December 30, 2013
I have an interstim implanted in my back that is supposed to stop UTIs because of how severe mine were. And I still got 2 UTIs in a month and I tried EVERYTHING but the only thing that seemed to work is pickle juice!! Works so perfect!!
Jessica from Ohio
Lemon, honey, garlic...
December 27, 2013
I just got out of the worst uti of my life the pain I would experience was so bad that I wished to die... Personally I hate antibiotics and I don't believe they work... If you are experiencing excruciating pain fill up a bath with the hottest water you can bear then chop lemons into it. Sit in the bath and experience immediate relief. As you sit in the bath squeeze lemon and bath your parts with it. Drink lemon water every 30mins.
Don't stop make it a lifestyle. Two teaspoons of honey each morning and two cloves of garlic 3 times a day will also help. If your pain is unbearable steaming suspending your girly parts over steam will help.
Amabel from Hillside