How can I treat a urinary tract infection at home?

The best way to treat a urinary tract infection at home is to consume large quantities of cranberry juice and lots of water. Cranberry juice contains a certain type of tannin that will not allow the bacteria to stick to the wall of the urinary tract, which is where the infection begins in the first place. Baking soda is also an excellent way to kill infections of all kinds. You should have a teaspoon of it mixed with a glass of water once a day. Make it a point to drink between 10 to 15 litres of water everyday, as this is the best way of flushing out toxins from your system. You must increase yogurt intake, because it has live bacteria which will help fight all kinds of fungus. You can also apply it to your vaginal area at least twice a day, leave it on for about 10 minutes and wash. This kind of topical application will help in killing infections as well as provide relief from the burning sensation.

You can also follow some simple rules to maintain hygiene. Wash the genital area regularly with warm water and soap. Once a day, wash with diluted hydrogen peroxide in order to sanitize yourself. Change panties at least thrice a day and wear only cotton panties. Wash them with hot water and iron them.

answered by M W

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