Even though a medical doctor really needs to exam you and diagnose Urinary Tract Infection, after you’ve had this medical condition a few times, you become accustomed to the common symptoms: your urine is cloudy or has a strong smell; you feel a strong desire to urinate; (when you do urinate, you feel pain or burning); you feel pain in your lower back or abdomen. The next time you feel this condition coming on, use these homemade treatments for Urinary Tract Infection.
A Urinary Tract Infection is ordinarily caused by bacteria from the anus or genital area. That’s why the medical experts warn against wiping from the back to the front after you’ve gone to the bathroom. They also advise to wash one’s genital area before, and after, intercourse so bacteria can’t be spread that way either.
An effective homemade treatment for Urinary Tract Infection is to simply drink plenty of water when you feel the symptoms coming on. The water will help flush the harmful bacteria from your system.
You should also take Vitamin C supplements if you don’t already, and eat citrus fruits. The Vitamin C will help make your urine more acidic. The acid, in turn, will reduce the number of bacteria in your urinary tract.
Another homemade treatment for Urinary Tract Infection is to take Goldenseal. Goldenseal is a root that possesses natural antibiotic properties. Take it in capsule form or drink it in a tea to help kill harmful bacteria in your system. But, avoid eating acidic food and drinks when you’re taking this, and it will work better.
Drinking pure cranberry juice or taking it in supplement form is another effective homemade treatment for Urinary Tract Infection.
Or, drink Juniper Tea at the onset of Urinary Tract Infection. This tea is a natural diuretic. It’s also good for killing bacteria.
You can find Goldenseal and Juniper Tea both at your local healthfood store. Follow the dosage instructions on the packages.
In the meantime, you should also avoid douching while you have Urinary Tract Infection. Douching isn’t beneficial anyhow because it kills the beneficial bacteria inside a woman’s vagina. It can also inadvertently spread the harmful bacteria that causes Urinary Tract Infection.
And, whether you feel up to it or not, you should refrain from sexual intercourse during the time you have Urinary Tract Infection. Again, this activity can easily spread the harmful bacteria that causes the infection in the first place.