Urinary Tract infections are more common in women because of their anatomy. If caught early enough, there are some home remedies for UTI’s that you can start using right away to help fight this painful infection.
Some common symptoms of a UTI include:
- painful urination
- lower back or abdominal pain
- Fever and chills
- frequent urination
- nausea or vomiting
- Many of these symptoms besides painful urination are common in more sever infections, and you should consult your doctor about whether a home treatment is safe.
A UTI can be caused by holding the bladder often, as this weakens the bladder, and not all the urine is excreted, which can lead to infection. Another common cause of UTI’s is frequent sexual intercourse. To prevent this experts recommend urinating frequenlty and completely, as well as urinating before and after intercourse to best prevent infection.
A urinary tract infection can get out of hand quickly and cause many more problems if it reaches the bladder or wose, the kidneys. This is why it is important to get started on a home remedy right away before the problem gets worse. Before you start drowning yourself in treatment, it might be a good idea to get an at home UTI testing kit. You can pick them up at most grocery stores for around 10 to 15 bucks.
Most experts recommend trying to treat a UTI at home for a max of one to two days before going on to get more help. Be sure to stay on top of the infection, and your treatments. Here are a few things you can do, which in combined effort, can stop UTI’s without antibiotics and doctors appointments. These tips can also be combined with antibiotics to help the process go smoother and faster.
- Drink 8 glasses of water each day
- Drink Cranberry juice or take a cranberry suppliment
- Take a daily vitamin suppliment (vitamin C is especially important)
- Avoid sugar, caffiene and alcohol
- Use a heating pad on the lower abdomen
These procedures are in order of importance with the first three being a very critical home remedy for UTI’s. If symptoms do not ease up or go away within two days, it is a good idea to consult your doctor and get further action with possible antibiotic use.
~ Get better soon! -HealthyGirl