6 Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

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Also known as UTIs, urinary tract infections are one of the very common health problems. While UTIs can affect both men and women, it is most commonly seen in women. UTIs are a result of our urinary bladders and their exit tubes beind infected by bacteria. UTIs can be a result of pregnancy, diabetes, menopause, sexual intercourse and even holding your urine for a long time.

Here are a few remedies which can help you if you are suffering from urinary tract infections.

 
 

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1. Apple Cider Vinegar

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Make a mixture using two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and honey to make it sweeter. Add it to a tumbler of water and mix it well before drinking. Drink a cup twice a day for a few days.

2. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

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Being rich in vitamin C Indian gooseberry helps in inhibiting the growth of bacteria, which can cause UTI’s. In a cup of water, add a tablespoon of Indian gooseberry and a teaspoon of powdered turmeric. Boil it well until half of the water evaporates and creates a solution. Drink the solution thrice a day for three to five days.

3. Baking Soda

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Baking soda helps in relieving the pain caused by UTI’s, by raising the acid-based balance of your acidic urine. This process of neutralizing the acidity of your urine helps in speeding up your recovery. Take a glass of water and add a tablespoon of baking soda mix it well and drink it. Do this twice a day.

 
 

4. Pineapple

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Pineapple is rich in Bromelain, which is an enzyme with a lot of anti-inflammatory properties. This may help in reducing the symptoms of UTI. Taking pineapple along with the antibiotics given by your doctor helps get rid of the infection at an accelerated rate.

5. Hot Water Compresses

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Hot water compress can help in decreasing the inflammation and preventing the growth of bacteria, which causes infection. If used on a regular basis it will relieve the pressure from your bladder and subside the pain which is caused by the infection.

6. Water

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Drinking a lot of water is generally good for your health and especially in this situation as well. Make it a point to have at least ten to twelve glasses of water every day. Consuming a lot of water makes your bladder full soon and you urinate more frequently. This can help in clearing the infection.

 


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