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Bladder Infection Remedies

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 04, 2013
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Also known as Urinary Tract Infection, bladder infection is one of the leading causes for people to pay a visit to their doctors every year. This problem seems to be more prominent among women in comparison to men.

blue coloured toilet signIf in case you have bladder infection then you should take action quickly as this is an infection that could spread to your kidneys, and cause permanent damage. You could use these remedies in order to treat your bladder infection.


[Read: How do you get a Bladder Infection]


Antibiotics


If you ask your doctor you will get a variety of antibiotics prescribed by him or her, which includes amoxicillin, ampicillin and ciprofloxacin.
You may be under a short or a long antibiotic regimen depending on the severity of the infection. Take your medication even when your symptoms seem to have disappeared as this will help ensure that the infection is completely eradicated. Not taking your medications well could increase the seriousness of the infection.

Cranberry

Cranberry has been found to be effective for urinary tract infection, though it is not really a cure. Cranberry does something in the bladder wall so as to build up resistance, so one must take it on a routine basis. You could either take cranberry juice or the pills; however the pills will help you to avoid sugar and will also give you a sufficient dose.

Over the Counter Remedy

You could opt for over the counter remedies like Azo Standard to get a fast relief from urinary tract infection.
You must ask your doctor if you are fit enough to take this medication, this is for two reasons. One to make sure that you do not harm yourself and second to let your doctor read the test results without any hindrance caused.

Fluid Intake

Drinking lots of water is what you will need to do both during the infection and after; in fact drinking water is very necessary for all. Also, drinking lots of water will help you to prevent cystitis. Therefore, you should choose water over any other beverage. You could also drink non-caffeinated tea and other healthy drinks like natural juices made at home. You should try to avoid caffeine as it could dehydrate you, and also avoid sugary drinks and alcohol.

Water and Baking Soda

This is a home remedy that would give you relief, just stir 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into one cup of water and drink it. This baking soda neutralizes acid in your urine and thus makes urinating less painful. You must not overdo this because the baking soda can actually be disturbing the balance in your intestine. The key again is to drink lots of water.

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