I need a remedy for bladder infection.

A bladder infection also very commonly referred to as a urinary tract infection. UTI is an infection that affects the urinary tract. This condition has been seen to be more predominant among women as compared to men; 50% of women are said to have a bladder infection at some point in their lives. This kind of an infection is brought about when the E Coli bacteria, which is present in the human feces, enters the vagina and then gradually moves up the urethra. If the bacteria are present in the vagina, they do not pose any grave threat. It is only when they move into the urinary tract that trouble begins to arise. A bladder infection, if ignored, can have severe repercussions, as the infection could spread to the kidneys. Some of the symptoms of a bladder infection are; constant need to urinate, burning sensation while urinating, abdominal pain, whitish or discolored urine and so on.

Here are a few home remedies that can help in treating this condition. Cranberry juice is considered to be one of the best and most effective remedies for treating bladder infections. The juice has antibiotic properties and in addition it will prevent the bacteria from settling down in the bladder and spreading infection. Drinking 2-3 glasses of the juice on a daily basis will help in getting rid of this kind of an infection.

Another fruit that is helpful in treating a bladder infection is pineapple. They contain an enzyme known as bromelain that helps in getting rid of the infection. Consume 1-2 cups of diced pineapple on a daily basis, till you notice positive results. Baking soda can also be used for curing a bladder infection. This is because it is known to neutralize the acidity levels in the urine, thus leading to a speedy recovery. To one glass of water add a teaspoon of baking soda and stir well. This solution has to be had once a day in order to yield positive results. Water plays a very important when it comes to fighting a bladder infection. Make sure you drink a minimum of 8-10 glasses of water on a daily basis; this will help in flushing out the bacteria from the kidneys. Consuming golden seal root, yogurt, parsley and ginger root will also help in a speedy recovery. Avoid caffeine, cigarettes and alcohol when you have this kind of an infection, as they can tend to aggravate the condition.

answered by G M

Bladder infection occurs when the bacteria from the rectum enters the urethra due to improper cleaning or due to an infection in the kidneys. It generally occurs more in women than in men. Although, the infection causes a lot of discomfort and pain, it can be treated easily and quickly. It is very important for you to drink lots of water, as each time you urinate the bladder cleanses itself. Cranberry juice is also said to be highly effective. A good quality cranberry juice acidifies urine by producing hippuric acid that prevents the bacteria causing the infection from sticking to the walls of the bladder. Eating yogurt several times a week is also very beneficial. The good bacteria in yogurt help to fight the infection in our urinary system. Consuming a teaspoon of fresh garlic juice helps kill the bacteria and also reduces the bladder infection. You could also mix the garlic juice along with a teaspoon of olive oil in warm water and drink this thrice a day before each meal. In your diet, include fruits and vegetable that contain sulfur and acid such as spinach, asparagus, almonds, cashews, lemons, cranberries and blueberries. Drink lemon juice every morning for about two weeks, as this would help you clear the infection. Mixing two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of water would ensure speedy recovery. You should avoid coffee and alcohol until the infection is cured, as these drinks are highly acidic and could increase the problem.

There are several things you could do to prevent UTI, such as proper hygiene. After urinating or passing of bowel movements, you should always wipe from front to back with toilet paper. This would prevent the spread of bacteria. You should also visit the bathroom frequently and avoid holding your urine in for a long period of time. Always urinate after you have sexual intercourse. This would remove any unwanted bacteria for the urinary tract. Avoid wearing tight clothes and stick to wearing cotton under wear. Though natural remedies help treat the infection, it is always better to seek medical attention and not self-medicate. If not treated properly, a urinary tract infection can spread to the kidneys and if you get the right help, the infection should clear up within two weeks. If regular visits to the doctor also fail to cure the infection, you will have to opt for alternative treatments to heal it.

answered by G M

  • Drink ½ a cup of lemon juice after getting up in the mornings for a period of 2 weeks.
  • In 1 glass of water add 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp of honey and drink it for instant relief. You can also soak in a bath tub in which some apple cider vinegar has been added.
  • Mix 1 tsp of garlic juice and 1 tsp of olive oil in 1 glass of warm water. Drink it 3 times daily half an hour before your meals for 2 to 3 days.
  • Consume 1 tsp of garlic juice in the morning everyday for 3 days.
  • Have cranberry juice or cranberry herbal supplements which can be bought over the counter. Or you can add 1 tsp of baking soda to 1 glass of water and drink it for relief from burning sensation. But do not use both these remedies together as they negate the effects of each other. Pregnant women should not have baking soda.
  • Consume ginger roots, parsley, yoghurt and goldenseal root.
  • Add 1 tbsp of natural vinegar and 1/2of common salt to 8 ounce of water and drink it. When you will pass urine after this, there will be immense relief from pain and burning.

answered by D D

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