Home Remedies For UTI

Eric Bakker N.D.April 30, 2022

What were your treatment options for your most recent UTI? Taking an antibiotic is the gold standard treatment for a urinary tract infection (UTI), but it isn't the only approach to relieve UTI symptoms.

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Looking for a home remedy for urinary tract infection? Do you have a urinary tract infection (UTI)? Here’s what to do straight away, but you may want to see your doctor if you have spotted blood in your urine, have chills, or perhaps have nausea and vomiting or experience significant lower back pain.
It is no fun having pain when you urinate, and there are plenty of home remedies which work well, and I can highly recommend that you try these suggestions immediately, before a UTI becomes a kidney infection. This is a bit like stopping a sore throat becoming a chest infection. If you “jump” on an acute infection at once, you can often stop it in its tracks pretty quickly.

Check out this most comprehensive page all about Urinary Tract Infections.

Bicarbonate of Soda

At the first signs and symptoms, mix a half a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate in 250 mls of water and drink it. The bicarb raises (pH acid-base balance) of irritating, acidic urine.

Drink Water Hourly

Drink one glass of water every hour, this is one of the most important things you can do with a UTI. Drinking plenty of fresh water will increase the urine flow, which will help to expel bacteria that are attempting to adhere to the cells lining your urinary tract, especially your urethra. This will also help to decrease the irritation a lot. Keep drinking until your urine is clear. Aim for about ten glasses daily. I have always found that adequate hydration is probably THE most important thing you can do if you experience a urinary tract infection. Some doctors even believe that drinking 250 mls of water hourly is as effective, if not more so – than taking a drug.

Carry A Water Bottle With You

It is so convenient, and it will serve as a reminder to drink ample water.

Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice is very alkaline and can significantly help to decrease the bad bacteria from sticking to the cells lining the urinary tract. But in some women, it can actually act as an irritant so be aware! Make sure your cranberry juice is not laden with sugar either, as some commercial varieties are. I prefer to recommend the dried berries themselves (obtainable from your good health food or organic food store).

Stop These Urinary Tract Irritators

Some foods can really play havoc with your urinary system, and these foods include citrus (lemon is OK), tomatoes (all/any), mature cheeses, chocolate, spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol (one of the worst), silver beet (Swiss chard), rhubarb and caffeine.

Avoid Carbonated Drinks

Fizzy drinks, especially beer and soda drinks, can really play havoc with your brother.

Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

These artificial  sugars are seen by experts are amongst the worst offenders, and if you have a UTI I would certainly recommend that you avoid them.

Avoid ALL Sugars Until Your UTI Is Gone

It is best to avoid ALL forms of sugars and especially alcohol. Sugars only help bacteria to reproduce faster, and you will have a real struggle trying to kick this infection if you keep having sugar in your coffee or tea, sugar on breakfast cereals, jam on toast, etc.

Apply Soothing Heat

You will find great relief if you soothe away the pain of a UTI with a warm application, and a hot water bottle or a wheat pack can help significantly here.  Apply to the lower abdominal area and experience major relief.

Avoid Tight Undergarments and Wear Loose Clothing

Waring tight clothing will only help to force bacteria lining the vaginal area up into the urinary tube (urethra) more easily. If you have an irritation, constrictive clothing can cause significant pain and discomfort, because it can press against an already inflamed urethral opening.

Avoid Sprays

Throw away those “hygiene” sprays, they will delay healing and only irritate the already inflamed area.

Kidney Drops

There will be different kidney herbal medicines that are very beneficial, herbal medicines that have developed not just for kidneys, but for urinary disturbances in general. They work very well indeed to stop a UTI from becoming a kidney infection. Just take 20 drops in a glass of water every two hours throughout the day. Works well in conjunction with the application of a warm application to the lower abdominal region.

Discussion (1 comment)

  1. Hello,
    I just went through the three month supplement diet, remove, rebuild, and restore because of a bleeding UTI. I am on my final week of restore supplements. I recently had a urinalysis done and the results were very disappointing. I still have the UTI, yet I have no symptoms other than wanting to urinate quickly when I think about it. I am almost 65 years old and I do take 50mg of tofanit (antidepressant), along with bio-flex, one-a-day, your supplements and calcium/D3 vitamins.

    This all started when I had an allergic reaction to the statin Lipitor. My cholesterol was high (HDL level was 250 in Oct) and it was the third type of statin that my doctor was trying on me. I am sensitive to statins, they either give me arthritis or now a UTI. According to my daughter, who suffered from chronic UTIs until discovering your diet, turned me onto your diet because of the severe infection. I immediately felt better after being on your diet, along with a dose of prescribed bactrim. I am happy to report that while on your diet I have lost 26 #s and have lowered my HDL down to 189.

    I am indebted to both you and my daughter for telling me about your diet. I have been on them all… atkins, weight watchers, a private nutritionist, etc. and hated the diets and gained the weight back after stopping. Your diet is not like that, I do not feel the need to change my diet, I am never hungry, and it makes me feel fantastic. I also like your daily communications and appreciate your diligences on continuing to make people healthy. Your 5-minute videos are great. You definitely hold magic!

    Down to my question. My doctor prescribed bactrim. I have not taken the antibiotic yet, and is one of the reasons that I am writing to you. My daughter states that we suffer from “candida glabrata” in our gut and that it feeds off of azoles antibiotics, and that I should not take it. I will see my doctor two days from now to discuss. I not sure what she will say because I did stop the statin. She is happy with my diet, she says “my diet is my prescription.”

    My daughter prescribe a daily tea-tree/probiotic vaginal suppository with organic tampons and food grade diatomaceous earth. Are these two health measures healthy and will they get rid of my glabrata? I can I definitely know that the glabrata is gone, with a hair sample analysis? Or should I simply start the three phase diet again. Please advise. Thank you.

    My warm regards, Georgette Chalker

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