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I get UTIs and yeast infections frequently, I'd say 4-8 times a year for the UTIs. Most of the time it happens when I hold it in too long or if I fall asleep after sex without washing thoroughly. Lately I've been slacking on prevention (drinking natural cranberry juices, eating lots of garlic, using a feminine hygiene gel soap or wipes). I ran around all day in a set bathing suit and now I have a UTI. Today I've taken a bath with Nivea Intimo gel, have been drinking loads of water and cranberry, and will later have a salad with raw cranberries and garlic.
I've never tried the baking soda trick, so I'm looking forward to testing that next. I hear it's also good for heartburn.
December 05 2014

M. from Malta

1 1

Alkaseltzer, d-mannose, uti clear

This seems to be working for me! I have terrible problems with UTI's. Recently started using. I have surgery soon. I think I'll switch over to baking soda and lemons now. Doctor said no infections before surgery. Did you know lemons become alkaline while you are digesting them. Anyways Alkaseltzer, baking soda and lemon will give you the alkaline you need to get rid of UTI. I can't use Alkaseltzer before surgery as it's a bloodthinner and I can't have bloodthinners for a week before surgery. Hope you feel better. The burning is awful! Men have no idea!
November 04 2014

Cindy from California

9 3

Blood in my urine

My problem started at 3pm where I go to the bathroom very often. Several hours later, the pain was getting worst then I started seeing blood in my urine and was so painful to pee.
I started panicking because we are living in an Island where medical facility is so far away. So, I started reading tips online and tried some of them. At 1:30am, I tried 1 Tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of water then lower the dose to half a teaspoon in a glass of water every 30 mins and I chewed two 400mg cranberry tablet every hour. After 1-2 hrs, I noticed the blood disappear slowly and felt less pain urinating and finally I was able to sleep at 4am.

I keep taking baking soda and water the next day 'till I see a doctor. That was my quick relief of my problem.
October 21 2014

Judy from Sook

7 0

My uti cure

Suffered for several years with uti.. Tried everything d-mannose, cranberry tablets, natures remedy uti treatment... None worked. Came across advertisement for ellura. It's the only cranberry supplement proven to works and it does. Very expensive $45 for 30, but cheaper than doctor bill. Also if I ever feel like I'm getting one I double up on ellura and take goldenseal... Next morning test strips will be clear. Only things I've found that work for me. Hope it helps someone else too!
October 03 2014

Laura from Texas

6 9



Cornsilk is a miracle worker.. Boil cornsilk in a pot for 15mins with about 250ml of water.. And drink the water. Do it once a day until the uti goes away which is probably three days. Put warm water in your hot water bottle, take of your panties and place directly on your girly parts for instant relief oooh that helps!! Always sleep with a hot water bottle at night. Keeping your body warm helps the body fight and expel the bacteria faster. And always keep your self super hydrated drink a glass every 30mins for two hours.
August 25 2014

Amabelle from Sunningdale

6 4

This stir is azaming....

So it's 6 in the morning and IV been up all night with server burning when I pee couldn't get off toilet. I found this site and tried a few thing.
Here's what worked:
1000 mg Motrin
1/2 tbs baking side in warm water( worst taste ever) drank it.
Drank Huge glass of cranberry juice
Took 2 AZO standard
And took a hot bath.

I'm back in bed burning when I pee is gone. Feeling way better now time for some sleep. Thank everyone for the help!
July 31 2014

Sarah from Texas

13 12


Yes D-Mannose is very effective in treating uti's BUT only for e-coli bacteria. Since the majority of uti's are caused by e-coli I can see why it gets so much praise on this site. Sometimes D-Mannose works for me and sometimes it doesn't, now I know why. Prevention for me has been 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water once a day and after sex. This has worked really well for me.

Unfortunately 2 days ago I had to pee really bad and couldn't find a bathroom and held it in, the next day I had a uti. I broke the 'bathroom breaks' rule, go even if you don't feel like you have to. I'm trying the baking soda remedy with the uti I have right now and it seems to be helping. I just had a uti 2 months ago, this has been going on for 20 years now.
July 17 2014

Kelly from Maryland

12 1

Canesten cream

I don't know why, but Canesten cream works really well for my UTIs. I hope that there are no detrimental effects, but honestly, it takes the pain and irritability away so I keep going back to it...
July 09 2014

Michelle from Canada

3 23

Sweet relief!

I had recently got a uti and went to a doctor for it, was prescribed 5 days of antibiotics (normally its 7) and was fine-for a few days. A few days after being sexually active again the uti was back, after I took ALL recommended precautionary measures. I didn't not understand why it was happening, and still don't, but with no medical insurance I didn't have time to figure it out.

My mom (thank god for her!) Suggested I get some baking soda and mix it with water. I did this while taking azo's pain relievers, so I couldn't feel the difference, but I could see my urine clearing up! It does upset your stomach, at least the first time you drink it, but the relief is soo much worth it.
I cant explain how thankful I am, its a day after I started and all my symptoms are gone!

I truly hope this works for someone else, I know how helpless you can feel, especially when you don't have health care. I still understand why I keep getting these, even though I did everything I could to prevent it. But at least I have a solution until I can figure that out. Again, I hope this help as many people as possible.
Baking soda is a whole lot cheaper than a doctors visit and antibiotics!
July 04 2014

Young uti sufferer from Vegas

32 12

Frequent bladder infections

I woke up with terrible pain in my bladder and abdomen. I had the urge to urinate as soon as I woke up and even after I went to the bathroom I still felt pain. I read a few other posts about how women used garlic to cure their infection. I was a little skeptical and didn't know if I could handle eating a raw garlic clove. I got over my anxieties because I would try anything that would get rid of my pain.

So I chopped up a clove of garlic, took a swig of water popped the chopped up clove into my mouth and swallowed. To my surprise I didn't even taste the garlic at all. On top of that, I started to feel better almost instantly! The pain in my abdomen was slowly decreasing starting from the top down. Then I went to the local health food store and purchased a bunch of Kombucha, which is a organic raw drink made from fermented tea. It has tons of probiotics and antioxidants. I noticed that my symptoms were completely gone after eating the garlic and drinking the kombucha.

What a relief that I didn't have to go to the doctors just to be put on more antibiotics that work for only a week and then the infection comes right back. Also, not being able to afford health insurance, buying a bulb of garlic and some kombucha is way cheaper than paying for a doctors visit with prescription medicine. I hope this helps some other people out there.
July 01 2014

Leah from Atlanta

16 6

5 hrs of neutral

I had blood in my urine and it was painful going to the bathroom. (Shocking pain, really. But not long lasting.) I thought SURELY I will be going to the doctor to get an antibiotic that will get rid of my bladder infection, but leave me with a YEAST infection!
But by BEING PATIENT, like Stephanie from Florida suggested in her Jan. 5, 2014 entry, I believe I've won out. 7 hours into it, my symptoms vanished by 98 percent! Here's what worked for me, after reading many entries here.
Every half hour or so, for 5 hours, I ingested something Neutralizing. (5 hrs b/c then I had to go to bed) ... It went like this...
I ate half cup of organic Blueberries.
I drank PURE CRANBERRY JUICE, One Huge Glass. No Sugar. Just down it.
Half hour later, I took 2 - 500mg tablets of CRANBERRY.
A half hour later, I squeezed a lemon and drank it with a bit of almost boiled water and honey.
Next, I ate a Major GREEN SALAD, with lots of Natural Apple Cider Vinegar and Olive Oil. (organic Spinach, Arugula, Romaine, Onion, Garlic, Celery, Carrots) ... No Feta, No Nuts : (
Next half hour, I drank a cup of water mixed with 1 TBL Baking Soda. (this may have caused a bit of a headache, and a bit of a gurgling stomach ... on top of the salad -- just fyi, maybe wait for salad to digest more) (but I was anxious "Get it in there, Get it all in there.")
Next half hour, I a major glass of water.
An hour later, I took 2 more 500mg tablets of Cranberry.

Somewhere in there I did Yoga Postures which strengthen the 2nd Chakra, where your bladder lies -- 21 Cat/Cows, 21 Pelvic Lifts, 3 min. of Butterfly, 21 Kundalini Frog Poses, 3 min of Kundalini Sat Kriya.
I've been wiping with Hydrogen Peroxide after I go to the bathroom.

I went to bed at 9 pm, and when I woke to pee at midnight, I could ACTUALLY Pee with NO PAIN. At 5 am, same thing -- No Pain. It is 7 am now, and I can feel remnants of this UTI, BUT, I'm sticking with Neutralizing my Urinary pH, by ingesting NOTHING acidic today ... no coffee, no caff tea ... Starting off with Lemon water. And probably for a few days.

Thank you all for your advice. Even though the Pure Cran Juice cost $10, and the supplements were $17, I'd far rather buy these things than pay for a doctor and pay for a prescription (that will leave me with a yeast infection. Should I repeat that again ... Yeast Infection -- YUK).
June 03 2014
5 hrs of neutral
Robin T. from Annapolis, MD

20 10

Frequent uti's.

I'm only 17 years old, and for the past 6 years I've had problems with my bladder. I was tested for IC (intersitial cystitis) and I have frequent UTI's. Depicting whether I have a uti or IC inflamation is my most difficult task. But today I've noticed it's more than just acidic foods bothering my bladder tonight.

I've left work crying, running straight to the little clinic so many times the medicine doesn't work anymore. Over time my home remedy has become a big coffee cup with warm water, lemon juice, and a heaping teaspoon of baking soda. I run a bath as hot as I can stand to sit in it, no soaps, just hot water. Turn some soothing music on, and sip my coffe mug.

In about 20-30 my urge to pee every 5 seconds is over, the pain is gone, and I can return to my bed again.
May 23 2014

Learics from KY

17 7

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