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    I apologize for asking on the quilting section but could not see where else to post.
    I have a UTI. Does anyone know of home remedies to help till I can call the doctor tomorrow?
    Thank you in advance!

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    drink a lot of water, preferably bottled spring water that you know has no bacteria in it. Do see your doctor though ASAP because it can be very serious.

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    cranberry juice, drink a lot of it too!

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    Cranberry juice is helpful

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    Yep, cranberry juice.

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    Like others have suggested...plenty of fluids. UTI's can really make you feel bad so you might want to arrange to have someone take you to the Doctor's office tomorrow, just in case you don't feel like driving. Be sure to take all the antibiotics you are prescribed, even if you feel better long before they are gone. I hope you feel better very soon.♥

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    4th that..cranberry

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    All great advice, if you can't get hold of cranberry juice try 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in a glass of water (about 8 oz of water). You might try gently washing the area in cool water (no soap) after each bathroom trip. Please get to your Dr asap...as mentioned this can have some quite nasty consequences if left untreated.

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    No home remedy will do much in a day. Thank goodness you can get meds tomorrow.

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    Thank you so much everyone! I do have some cranberry juice. It does say it is 27% juice. Is that the norm?

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    make sure it is juice and not "cocktail" - most cranberry products have a lot of sugar (high fructose corn syrup) in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    make sure it is juice and not "cocktail" - most cranberry products have a lot of sugar (high fructose corn syrup) in them.
    Oops! It is cocktail! Oh well! Drinking like a fish!

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    It should be 100% juice with no sugar added. There are brands out there that sweeten the taste with a bit of apple juice mixed so that it is not so sour (instead of sugar, which only makes matters worse). Also, you can take cranberry pills - all natural. But, the problem with these things is that, once you have a UTI, they really will not help much at all. Lots of water actually helps to flush the urethra and makes it a tiny bit less painful to go to the bathroom. Outside of that, the best thing is to get in to see the doctor as soon as possible. They can even give you medication not only for the UTI but something that actually lessens the pain in that area. Though it will discolor your urine. loll. But hey, it helps.

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    No that's cranberry juice drink. Cranberry juice is a wonderful preventative but apple cider vinegar (1-2 tablespoons 4-5 tImes a day in apple or other NON citrus juice) works wonders.

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    I had quite forgotten about apple cider vinegar. It is very good for your health even without an infection. But, still, it would really depend on how bad the infection has set in. It can cause kidney problems. Pain in the kidney areas or a fever ... if you have any of those symptoms, do not even waste time with trying a home remedy, you need to get seen by a doctor quickly.

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    How about lemons? They are acidic and that is what cranberry juice is. I have a friend that was told to eat one lemon per day and it would keep the kidney stones away. Same principal, keep the urine acidic and the bacteria can't tolerate that environment.

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    All of the obove and I would add you can get a product at walmart or any pharmcay called AZO but you can get the generic like walmart brand. It works wonders and it is for the pain. My daughter bought the generic at dollar general it is about 3 dollars. Hope you feel better. Marilyn

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    You can also get AZO Standard over the counter...
    •Provides fast, maximum strength OTC relief of urinary pain, burning, urgency and frequency.

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    you can but cranbury capsules at walmart. I had bladder suegery Friday and it sure is helping me.

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    Cranberry juice, the highest concentration you can get. Actually there's an anti-spasmodic for the bladder which turns the urine bright orange which will give pain relief but not cure the infection. It's over-the-counter. Pyridium, Azo-Standard, Uromide are trade names. The chemical short name is phenazopyridine hydrochloride. Not advising or prescribing for you, just saying it exists OTC.

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    A teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water. Then drink some cranberry juice

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    Drink 100 percent or as close as you can get cranberry juice.

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    Here in Australia you can get a product from the chemist call Ural, which is a sachet and makes a fizzy drink. Don't know if you have it there but it's helped me before and I haven't even had to go to the doctor. Guess it depends on how bad the infection is though

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    My husband stated do not do more than 3, 1/2 teaspoon in 24 hrs. in a glass of water. Then take vit. c. for prevention after your done with the antibiotic.I take 1000mg a day .

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    I take cranberry pills from Wal-mart. I have problems all the time in that area.

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