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Medic for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a very common health problem. While both men and women get UTIs, women are more prone to them.

A UTI occurs when the bladder and its exit tubes are infected by bacteria. Some of the causes are sexual intercourse, waiting too long to urinate, pregnancy, menopause, and diabetes.

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Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, passing small quantities of urine, a burning sensation when urinating, change in urine color, abdominal pain, fever, nausea, and vomiting.

Immediate treatment is necessary so that the infection does not cause damage to the kidneys. In addition to the conventional treatment, many natural remedies can help prevent and treat UTIs.

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Here are the top 10 home remedies for urinary tract infections.


(Out of the 10, we have covered 3 highly effective home remedies in this video as well.)

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a rich source of enzymes, potassium and other useful minerals that can prevent the bacteria that cause UTIs from multiplying or growing. Those suffering from UTIs can use apple cider vinegar as a natural antibiotic to treat the infection.

  1. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. You can also add lemon juice and sweeten with honey. Mix it well.
  2. Drink this two times a day for a few days.

2. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

Indian Gooseberry is rich in vitamin C which in turn inhibits the growth of bacteria.

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  1. Take a cup of water.
  2. Add one teaspoon of Indian gooseberry (amla) powder and one teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  3. Boil the solution until half the water evaporates.
  4. Drink the residue three times a day for three to five days.

You can also eat more fruits like lemons, oranges, bananas, guava, kiwi, melon, raspberries, tomatoes, and papaya that contain a good amount of vitamin C.

3. Cranberry Juice

Certain compounds like proanthocyanidins found in cranberries prevent bacteria from reaching the walls of the urethra and causing UTIs. Cranberry juice also has a very mild antibiotic affect.

  • Drinking half a glass of cranberry juice daily is one of the easiest ways to prevent urinary tract infections.
  • Those suffering from a UTI should drink about three to four glasses of cranberry juice daily to prevent the infection from causing damage to the kidneys.

You must drink unsweetened cranberry juice. You can mix it with apple juice to enhance the taste.
Warning: Do not take cranberry juice if you have a history of kidney stones.

4. Baking Soda

Baking soda will raise the acid-base balance of acidic urine and give you relief from the pain. Neutralizing the acidity in the urine also will help speed up recovery. Simply add one teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water and drink it once or twice a day.

5. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties to help fight the bacteria that cause bladder infections like UTIs.

  • Mix 10 drops of tea tree oil in your bath water and use this water to wash the urethra opening.
  • Alternatively, you can mix tea tree oil with equal amounts of juniper oil and sandalwood oil and rub this mixture on the abdominal region and on the area near the bladder. This is very effective in reducing pain associated with UTIs. Follow this remedy once daily for three to four days.
  • Another simple way to treat UTI is to soak in warm bath water mixed with two teaspoons of plain yogurt and six drops of tea tree oil. Do this daily for 10 minutes for about 10 days.

6. Blueberries

Blueberries have bacteria-inhibiting properties that can help in the treatment of UTIs. The antioxidants present in blueberries are good for the immune system, and they prevent growth of bacteria that causes UTIs.

  • You can add some fresh blueberries to your favorite cereal and have it for breakfast.
  • You can also make fresh blueberry juice and have it daily, in the morning and at night for quick results. Do not add any artificial sweetener to the juice.

Including fresh blueberries or juice in your daily diet is a good way to prevent UTIs, too.

Medic for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) was last modified: November 1st, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies

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129 thoughts on “Medic for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)”

  1. Nice reading all the comments and happy to know that even though we don’t know each other trying to help by giving advice.

  2. I drunk water with apple cider vinegar couple of hours ago. I don’t feel cystitis of symptom now! I think it is important to remain on guard it every day.

  3. I know this is a women’s forum but I’m a married faithful guy who gets prostate infections quite often. My wife is a diabetic and suffered from UTI’s and yeast for years until she got her sugar under control and It would spread to me (love her anyways dispute the skin getting burned off you know what) LOL. I know what you woman go through now.

    Anyways I get UTIs periodically now. Has there been any research on if this works in men too and potentially revealing UTI from prostrate yeast infections. They have been giving constant cipro treatments but it seems like this just beats it back for a while and it comes back. I’m convinced its a very stubborn yeast infection that is nested in the prostrate that gives me my bladder issues.

    1. Mike…frequent toilet visits, especially at night, may mean an enlarged prostate..something very common in men as they get older. This is easily treated by a visit to your doctor. In some men, it can mean prostate cancer, so you should ask your doctor for a P.S.A. test, which is easily done with a blood test. The prostate and bladder are right next to each other, so an enlarged prostate will press upon the bladder..hence the frequent toilet visits. Good luck.

  4. am impressed about what am reading here,but then,I real wanted to know what can heal /cure UTI for good because according what I have been reading from different people’s comments,baking soda just takes away the pain but does not heal such infections completely.I real feel terriable thou I pray.

    1. Take Vitamin C pills every day. Our urinary track needs the acid in Vitamin C every day to keep from getting urinary track infection.

  5. All of these suggestions are great, and they do make you FEEL better, but you do not GET better….UTI is very serious & anyone who is going through one, should definitely seek medical care, either with your primary physician, or a walk-in clinic. If left untreated, the infection could move into your kidneys. Best to get everything over with quickly with the 3-day antibiotic regiment.

    1. easy for you to say evidentally, but i beg to differ with u miss!! i have been fighting a UTI since 2-3-16 and becuz i am low tolerant to any medication and mostly all foods because of past drug abuse, the so called ‘DOCTORS’ that can help most all people ‘CAN NOT’ and have not been able to help me one bit, so please dont come on here like u know everyone and everyone’s situation! each of us is different, that is why there are so many on here trying to help one another, cuz what dont work for one of us, might just work for another and i find all of this very refreshing–to know that i am not the only one who cant take so called ‘doctors’ meds and be healed!! And i am in the process right now–fighting for my life cuz i have not been able to beat this monster inside me–and for 2 days now i have been drinking 1/4 tsp baking soda in 1/2 cup of water and so far it seems to keep the UTI at bay, so those of u that pray–PLEASE pray that i will finally get the answer to my prayers and the healing i have begged for since this started many months ago, and yes, i know–we r not suppose to beg our Creator either, but when u r screaming and crying in pain and feel like for the 1000th time in a yr, u feel like u r dying, one would say just about anything and we wont even get into what else i have said to Him as well–matter of fact, i am surprised i am typing this to u right now! Please have a blessed one and how ever any of u get healed from this monster, PLEASE post till your hearts content–cuz a dying person such as myself, sure needs all the help I can get!!! God/Yh bless and keep all of you safe and healthy–i pray!!!

  6. I personally know several women who have died due to not getting help for their UTI, they became septic and then a coma and then died. So I run not walk to the nearest bladder doc.
    I do appreciate this site, I am taking antibiotics, I am also going to try several of your suggestions due they keep coming back.. I think this is due not being completely cured by antibiotics. I also read a book Healthy Healing by Linda Paige. It also has helpful hints for certain foods to avoid etc. good book to look into for many health issues.

  7. I’m only fifteen, and I’m not sure if I really have a uti. Although, I do feel a burning sensation when and after I pee. My mom is currently out of state and I’m being watched by my grandmother. I don’t want to bother about going to the doctor, so I tried the baking soda remedy. So far, it’s relieving the pain.

  8. Thanks for the advice! I will try these ways. I cant focus on my studies because of this UTI. By the way, some also says that young coconut water is also good in UTI. Hope these works. Thanks!

  9. Will regular vinegar work instead of the cider vinegar. I’m at deer camp on an island so things are very limited for me to deal with the painful uti. I can’t even go hunting with my husband

  10. The last time I had a UTI, the doctor prescribed me an antibiotic in which I ended up being severely allergic to, and actually damaged my liver. Now, I will do all I can to avoid getting “help” from that sector. So far the baking soda and water seems to help…along with drinking loads of water.

  11. I have been prone to Urinary Tract Infections my whole life. I’ve probably tried every home remedy that I could find out on the market today! DO NOT drink Cranberry Cocktail–theres a lot of sugar in it and it will just aggravate your condition further.) Cranberry Juice has a dry taste for me, so I haven’t always been a huge fan of

    The Lady Soma cranberry Concentrate is a great alternative – I take it in the morning when I take my regular vitamins. I have made it part of my regular routine so that my body is prepared if another Urinary Tract Infection is lurking in the shadows. These pills are small and easy to swallow as well as not having any taste. Good Luck!

  12. God exist yeah right,he only exists in your heads,not mine or a lot of people I know, there is no God,never was never will be.

  13. I Drink Cranberry – Grape Juice as I do not like plan Cranberry juice for my UTI and Kidney infections . and take a bath in as much hot water as you can stand. it helps with the pain.

  14. Desperate times call for desperate measures right? I am 53 years old and this is my first UTI…very painful and a 3 day course of cipro was not doing the job completely….so I tried some of the home remedies…and within 30 minutes to an hour I began to feel so much better. First I tried baking soda and water….not tasty…but worth doing as I felt better quickly. An couple of hours later I did the apple cider vinegar, lemon juice from real lemon, and honey combo….again…not tasty…but continued to feel better. I am also taking a probiotic specifically designed for UTI healing. AND….DRINK DRINK DRINK WATER…I added fresh squeezed lemon to keep the vitamin C intake going. I don’t think the Cipro antibiotic would have killed the bacteria on it’s own…these home remedies have been a life saver for me. Thank goodness for this site and for everyone who posted these suggestions. Feel better everyone.


  16. I’ve been diagnosed with uti for over a year. I’ve tried many home remedies, but the improvement was little. Now, i’m on a herbal medication called diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill. Hope it helps.

  17. I take care of an 88yr old lady that just got over a UTI, and a month later she has another one. I’m going to try this with her.

  18. Maybe leaving sex til marriage with one man, as follows from God’s 10 commands, could be a huge preventive.– especially unwise are multiple partners. Sadly, here is such pressure in our current culture to engage in sex as though it is form of recreation rather than a special sacred gift. However there are other sources of UTIs. Helps for women are as suggested by careful cleanliness. But some women just have a natural weakness for UTIs and similar infections. Great ideas shared help us to avoid taking too many antibiotics if wanting to prevent their side effects. Not an easy circunstance. Blessings to all.

  19. Sad that our current culture demands women must have sex freely before marriage to one man and some of this results in UTIs. God set it up otherwise in His Ten Commandments, that sex is a gift those married give each other. Women now seem pressured to make sex part of normal dating or they are considered odd. Sad. UTI ‘s happen more frequently in that dating expectation, though many other circumstances can be causal. Thus, all this good sharing and advise is so helpful to all who wish to avoid antibiotics, with some AB’s having grave side effects & repercussions, but AB’s may otherwise be viewed as the only resort for the cure of UTIs. Thanks to all who shared their experience and wisdom.

  20. Quit white sugar forever ! Bacteria’s feed on the sugar as this white sugar sticks to the bladder wall.
    You will never get this UTI if you quit sugar. It worked for me.
    Also try homeopathy medicine .

  21. Do not take acidic products such as fruit juices or lemon juice. The problem with UTI’s is that the urine, due to the bacterial growth, has become too alkaline, which is why it burns. Drinking something acidic, like lemon juice, will not help to counterbalance the alkalinity of the urine, because the digestive system converts the acidic quality of the juice into an alkali, which will only make the problem worse.
    Apple cider vinegar is a different kind of juice, but you must ensure it is organic RAW cider vinegar, not the processed commercial kind found on supermarket shelves…

    Oh and all this God/Allah nonsense? Stop it. It’s irrational, inaccurate and totally misleading.
    UTI’s have nothing to do with sex before marriage or only one partner. It is a purely biological/anatomical thing, and nothing to do with morality. Grow up, and get an education. It is utterly ignorant to connect having a UTI with God’s alleged opinions of pre-marital sex.
    I used to attend a convent and one of the nuns used to get regular UTI’s the poor thing. Trust me, it had nothing to do with sex.
    Wearing close bulky clothing and synthetic fabrics is also a cause of UTI’s.
    So much for all this rubbish about sex and God’s plan.

    Gimme a damn break.

  22. I have frequent UTI.s and take antibiotics . Ths tome the infection is coming on. But I am trying alternative stuff. . Will get some Vit C have cranberry juice and pills. Just took glass of water with baking soda and let us see what happens.

  23. Helpful info in this article. I had uti for about 3 years. I had to urinate frequently and urgently. The frequent need to urinate at night severely affected my sleep quality. I kept strictly to the food requirements, avoid spicy foods, alcohol, smoking, coffee,etc. But the medicines I took couldn’t help to cure it. Then a friend recommended me a herbal medicine called diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill, after 3 months medication, the infection was cured completely.

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