Urinary Tract Infection can be tried before going to the doctor. Try UTI treatment without antibiotics at home first. Check Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms to determine the infection.
Urinary Tract Infection generally affects women more compared to men. This is because the urethra in women is much shorter than men.
A quick list of UTI home remedies in brief:-
- UTI flush sachet uses is the faster and simpler way to have to cure the urinary tract infection
- Apple cider vinegar comes here again handy home remedy for UTI
- Increase Vitamin C intake
- Increase your water intake to flush off the UTI
- Do urination when needed. Never to hold it
- Loose clothing helps
- Drink cranberry juice. It has the ability to flush off the bacteria
- Drink more of parsley tea
- Try heating pad to get relief from UTI
- Take NSAIDs
- Eat yogurt help you in UT
What is UTI?
The main cause for the UTI a bacteria know as Coli E (Escherichia Coli) reaching bladder and kidney from the large intestine of our body. The other species that may cause infection are Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus, and Klebsiella pneumonia.
You also can have UTI at having intimate/sexual moments with your partner or anyone else.
Symptoms of UTI are mainly, pain in the pelvic area, urge for frequent urination, burning sensation while urinating, cloudy and dark urine and unusual smell of urine and so on.
Can you get rid of a UTI without antibiotics?
Antibiotics are the best way to treat UTI. However, in the initial stages and with the mild infection UTI treatment without antibiotics is the best option.
Generally, home remedies will cure and relieve UTI. If the home remedies are not helping you do not hesitate, get diagnosed by the doctor to avoid it leading to further complications.
Antibiotics Treatment for UTI
If you approach doctor they will mostly prescribe with antibiotics. Antibiotics are the standard treatment that is available for UTI. Antibiotics kill the bacteria causing the UTI infections.
The intake of antibiotics is the quickest way to treat UTI. However, expect side effects with antibiotics treatment and know the aftercare. The possible side effects are diarrhea, rash, nausea or vomiting, headache, abnormal liver functions.
Top 10 Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Home Remedies
1. UTI Flush Sachet Uses
This is my personal experience and hence placed at the top of the list which you should try when you find UTI symptoms.
Mix the one sachet of URAL powder in a glass of water and just drink it off. Drink four times a day. If the symptoms last for more than 5 days then see your doctor.
This will easily cure your infection at a faster phase. Opt for antibiotics only if you are not cured with URAL intakes.
In most cases, I am sure this URAL intake is good enough to get cured of urinary tract infection very fast. Ural Sachets are available over the counter at pharmacies and are very much affordable. UTI Flush Sachets is a good remedy to get rid of UTI without antibiotics.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar for UTI
Apple cider vinegar is a natural antibiotic and good to treat urinary tract infection. It consists of several minerals along with enzymes and potassium and prevents a build-up of bacteria that cause UTI.
To a glass of water add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, little fresh lemon juice and little of honey. Drink the solution twice a day for about a week. This is another effective UTI treatment without antibiotics that is easy with fewer efforts.
3. Increasing your Vitamin C for UTI
Vitamin C helps to relieve you from the pain caused by the UTI. Also, it has the ability to control further infection by bacteria that cause UTI. The effect of more intake of Vitamin C will make your urine to become more acidic. That means it restricts further bacterial infection in your urinal system.
Vitamin C can be taken through supplements or by taking Vitamin C rich food. Supplements for Vitamin C are the best way for your intake to combat UTI. Because you are sure that the Vitamin C level in your system is increased through the supplements. Just ask the pharmacist or follow the given in the supplement, how frequent you should be taking Vitamin C and quantity of intake at a time.
Vitamin C for UTI is one of the effective ways to control the infection and it gives you other benefits too.
4. Increase the intake of water
Drinking lots of water are the best medicine to keep your body healthy and out from may ailments. In this case, drinking more water means it flush the bacteria through your urine out of your urinary system.
Drinking more water also helps to dilute the urine and as a result, it will reduce the pain and burning sensation felt at urination.
Keep drinking more and more water even when you are antibiotic (if prescribed by a doctor) medication for UTI. Help yourself drinking water as it is easy and simple and of course not costly.
5. Use the Restroom frequently
You will have an urge for frequent urination when you have a Urinary Tract Infection. Please do not hold it, used the restroom and let the urine pass out. This is important to let the infected urine to go out from your body.
Never mind, even if the urine is passed out in small quantities. The small quantity of urine means lots of bacteria in the urine. You can even notice that urine color has changed and it may have an unusual smell. Make sure to pass out the urine without holding on to it.
6. Wearing Loose Clothing
Synthetic and tight underwear is one of the major culprits for UTI. If you still want to wear such clothing do it on special occasions only for a shorter period of time. Other times opt for cotton fabrics and loose-=fitting to allow ventilation and breathing space in your pelvic area.
Tight-fitting does not allow moisture to escape making bacteria to dwell and you to end up with Urinary Tract Infection.
Keep yourself hygienic with a daily shower and with clean clothes so that bacteria build-up can be controlled against UTI.
7. Drinking Cranberry Juice
Cranberry Juice does the trick. This is quite a good home remedy for Urinary Tract Infection. Because Cranberry Juice is capable of flushing out the harmful bacteria-infected in the Urinary system. Always try to get a fresh cranberry juice.
If you are not able to get fresh juice then get from the supermarket. But ensure you buy the cranberry juice that is with no or less artificial ingredients for effectiveness.
Alternatively, you could buy cranberry capsules as a supplement that has a good concentration of an active ingredient in it.
8. Drink more of Parsley Tea
Parsley tea is also as good as the cranberry juice. It flushes out the UTI bacteria from your urinary system. Making Parsley tea is very simple. Get the parsley tea from the supermarket.
Pick a teaspoon full of Parsley tea and put it into the cup of boiling water. Leave to skim for about 20 minutes and strain it off. Drink and enjoy the tea.
Parsley tea has anti-bacterial properties that help to get rid of urinary tract infection.
9. Use a Heating Pad
This is to get you relief from the pain that you experience in your pelvic area when you have a urinary tract infection. Use the heating pad to ease your pain with the other home remedies for UTI provided in this article or medicine prescribed by a physician.
A heating pad is maybe a little bit expensive. If you afford it then well and good. Look for protective sleeves are present in the heating pad so that it will prevent from burning your skin.
Use the heating pad over the lower abdomen or in the pelvic area in a sitting or lying position for about 30 minutes.
10. Take NSAIDs
For pain relief, you may try NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen. These drugs help to relieve your pain in the lower abdomen and in the pelvic area that is caused by the UTI.
Ibuprofen and naproxen drugs are very much affordable and can be purchased at any pharmacies nearby you. Get the assistance of the pharmacist for the dosage.
Do not take too much of these drugs else you may end up with liver problems. If these drugs are not helping to relieve your pain consult to doctor soonest possible.
11. Eat Yogurt to combat UTI infection
One more remedy. Let the bacteria fight the bacteria. Yes, Yogurt has “good bacteria” in it. Good bacteria overpower the harmful bacteria and restrict the urinary infection.
The problem is you are not sure which is a good yogurt with a high concentrate of good bacteria. Greek Yogurt is known to be better for UTI.
Things to avoid if you suspect you have UTI symptoms
Irritants - Alcohol and caffeine are the most common irritants when you have a urinary tract infection. So better avoid having these beverages until such time you are fully cured of UTI. Simply drink more water and it will do good for you.
Tight Clothing – Avoid wearing tight underwear. Tight underwear traps moisture and allows for bacteria to develop faster causing UTI.
Fabrics – Avoid using underwear made of Nylon or synthetic fabrics. Choose cotton fabrics instead to allow the skin to breathe and moisture to escape. So that it will keep your pelvic area dry and clean. This helps to restrict UTI to a greater extent.
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