B.T. asks from Sandy, UT on February 28, 2008
I Have an UTI, Can I Get Rid of It Without Going to the Doctor?
I just went to the doctor a month ago for bronchitis, and he put me on Antibiotics. I really do not want to go back again for a UTI. Does anyone know how to get rid of it without antibiotics. I know Cranberry juice helps but does it clear it up completely?Any suggestions or homeopathic remedies would be greatly appreciated!!
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I called the doctor and got some antibiotics. I also got some cranberry concentrated pills to help prevent future problems. Thanks everyone for your advice.
S.R. answers from Salt Lake City on March 13, 2008
YOu can try pushing fluids. But if it doesn't resolve quickly it is better to into the doctor. I have seen girls in the office (at medical clinic) that have let it go and end up with a severe infection
R.L. answers from Great Falls on March 01, 2008
The most common homeopathics for bladder infections are Cantharis and Staphysagria. If you know about homeopathics there are certain symptoms that help you decide which one to begin with first. After three doses of one and there is no change, then you try the next one. Do avoid antibiotics at all costs in treating this. It may very well have been the prior antibiotics you took that set you up for this. I hope this helps. They are not any fun.
S.B. answers from Billings on March 01, 2008
I have had UTI's before and Cranberry juice really does work but only if you drink it all day, it takes a little longer to clear up, but it will clear it up.
S.G. answers from Boise on February 29, 2008
Uva-ursi is an herb that was used a long time ago to treat UTI's. Also there is an herb suppliment called Cranactin and it works REALLY well. Good luck. I hate taking antibiotics because you usually get a yeast infection with them. One good antibiotic though is macrobid- works quickly and usually with few side effects.
A.W. answers from Denver on February 29, 2008
I would suggest you reconsider antibiotics, or at least go to your doctor and get his/her thoughts on the effectiveness of alternative treatments. I had UTIs through college and had to get my kidneys checked. If not completely treated UTIs can lead to serious kidney complications. I now drink cranberry juice daily and for several years was taking one antibiotic a day prophylactically. I was told that some women have "sticky" urinary tracts - the infenction sticks easily to the tract wall and is released by the prophylactic antibiotic.
C.B. answers from Denver on February 29, 2008
Cranberry juice is helpful but making sure it is 100% pure juice, no sugar is crucial. Also supplementing with probiotics is very effective, esp if you recently went on antibiotics. I have found that 100 billion organisms to be a good dose during an infection. And if you have access to herbal tinctures- uva ursi, usnea, echinacea are all extrememly helpful. Those herbs in tea would be great too, not so much in capsules. Lots of water. Best wishes - know it is not fun, but you can get it without doc!
S.S. answers from Pueblo on February 29, 2008
J.D. answers from Salt Lake City on February 29, 2008
Just go to the doctors. i have my second UTI this month and you should be careful with things that you don't take on a regular basis. Many herbs can hurt you or make you worse if you don't know all the things it can do. Your antibiotics that you took earlier were not the same type for this problem so you need something different, and if you are at the doctors just ask them for the pill that helps with yeast infections. Don't mess around with that part of your body, I have tried some herbal remedies and they just put off the inevitable. You will still need to get checked out.
T.S. answers from Denver on February 29, 2008
Hi, There are many ways to clear up a UTI naturally, cranberry concentrate, not the juice with sugar helps. Uva Ursi is another herb that you can take in tincture form to help with this. Drinking apple cider vinegar can help. There is a chinese formula by Jade Dragon called urinary health. I would be more specific on what to take, but it is hard to say without knowing all of your symptoms. Just make sure it is just a UTI and does not go to a kidney infection.... if you start getting low back pain get it checked out.
In good health,
T. Sobel, Dipl.O.M.
Acupuncture, Nutrition & Herbs
R.C. answers from Billings on February 28, 2008
I was put on antibiotics indefinetly for a chronic UTI (low dose) but I found through young living oils a herbal supplement called K&B and it completly cleared up and I've not had problems for 5yrs it's a blend of juniper,parsley,dandelion,german chamomile,royal jelly etc....anyhow you can log onto younglivingessentialoils and order it..really really works...rc
T.D. answers from Pueblo on February 29, 2008
If you really don't want to go back to the doctor, you should at least call and ask if they can call a prescription in for you at your pharmacy. Cranberry juice is effective in preventing UTI's, by creating a barrier between the wall of the bladder and any bugs that get up there. If you don't treat this it can travel up the urinary tract and cause a kidney infection. Sometimes when the infection advances there is no longer any pain, and can lead you to believe it is gone. Untreated kidney infections can leat to kidney faiure and a lot more time a the doctor, and dialysis. best thing to do is call the Doc.