Urinary tract infections (UTI) are a very common occurrence among both men and women, although women are more prone to it than men.
When bacteria invades the bladder and its exit tubes, you feel a burning when you pee, have painful cramps, are barely able to pass any urine and feel miserable in general. In worst-case scenarios, you might suffer from chills, high fever, back pain and may even pass some blood in your urine.
From waiting too long to urinate to pregnancy, menopause, diabetes and sexual intercourse, UTIs can happen for many reasons. More than 8 million women get treated for UTIs every year and many of them go back for treatment for a second infection. To avoid any sort of damage to your kidneys, treatment is necessary urgently.
But besides a prescription based treatment that includes taking antibiotics, you can also go for alternative methods as drugs are not the only cure for a UTI. There are some perfectly effective UTI home treatments that work wonders for the pain, discomfort and misery you may have been suffering from.
Before we list out the most effective UTI home treatments, know that you need to go to a doctor and not follow any homemade cure without medical approval. For instance, the home remedy utilising baking soda and water in a drink can cause poisoning if consumed in a large quantity.
Here are eight UTI home treatments that will help you in dealing with a painful UTI.
1. Drink a Large Quantity of Water
This is might not seem like a very helpful remedy for treating a UTI, especially if you are nauseous and have abdominal cramps, but it is certainly one of the most effective ones. Water flushes out the harmful bacteria and it also provides you with something to ‘push out’ when you urinate. The more you drink, the better you’ll feel as you flush out the toxins when you pass urine at frequent intervals. Therefore, fill a large bottle with water and keep sipping it throughout the day.
2. Urinate Frequently
The more urine you pass out, the more you get rid of the bacteria, and vice versa. Even if hold your urine for a few minutes, your UTI might cause you more discomfort as the bacteria then thrives and multiplies.
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