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Home Remedies For UTI: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

UTI stands for urinary tract infection and is more prevalent in women. If there is an infection in part of the urinary tract - mainly in bladder or urethra and in severe cases kidney, then it is termed as UTI. It can lead to pain and burning sensation while urinating, and may also result in bleeding.

    1. Drink a lot of water: One of the most effective home remedies for UTI is drinking plenty of cold water in order to flush out the infection-causing bacteria like Staphylococcus Saprophyticus etc. while passing urine. Direction: Drink at least 8 glasses of chilled water every day if you have symptoms of UTI. 2. Drink water with Baking Soda: Baking soda is alkaline in nature thus help reduce the level of acidity in the urine thereby soothing the discomfort to some extent while urinating. Direction: Mix 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda in 8 ounces of water. Stir the mixture until the soda dissolves completely. Drink this every morning for a week. Have less salt during this time as baking soda is rich in sodium. 3. Urinate frequently: An affected person should pass urine very often. Every time the bladder is flushed out, some bacteria causing UTI are also removed from the urinary tract and bladder. So avoid restricting the urge to urinate. 4. Increase intake of Vitamin C: Citrus fruits like Lemon, orange, grapes, guava etc. are rich in vitamin C. These fruits are acidic in nature that prevents the growth of E.coli bacteria in the urinary tract. Daily intake of 100 mg of vitamin C can prove to be useful. 5. Proper outfit selection: Tight underwear, denims and trousers of non-breathable fabric may prevent air circulation. So trapped sweat and moisture may help bacteria to grow thereby increasing the chance of UTI.

Are there any side effects?

While preparing the mixture of Baking Soda and water, baking soda should be used very carefully. If it is taken beyond the required amount then it may cause health hazards. High or extended doses can cause nausea, irritability or head aches. So drink this mixture once a day for 1 week only.

If you have liver or kidney related problems then excessive water intake should be restricted as per the guidelines given by doctor.

If you have acidity and heart burn related symptoms then restrict the intake of citrus fruits like lemon and orange. If oranges are taken in excess then they may cause gastrointestinal problems like stomach cramps, digestion problem and sometimes diarrhoea too. The other remedies are quite safer with no side effects as such.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

    1. Try to avoid using nylon and synthetic trousers and underwear especially in summer season. 2. Always drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. 3. Don’t restrict yourself from going to toilet whenever required.

How long does it take to recover?

If the infection is not severe and is treated carefully at the very beginning, then it should be cured within 5-6 days.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

If the infection is not cured and the post remedy guidelines are not followed strictly then chances are there that the infection may return. So the results of the remedy are not permanent.

Is there any training or experts required?

Generally training or professional help is not required to use the home remedies for UTI. But one should be careful and knowledgeable enough about the quantity and usage of Baking soda while using it as a home remedy for UTI. If the infection is taking a serious turn or is recurring frequently then you should immediately seek medical help without any further delay.

Effectiveness: Medium Side Effects: Low Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range :

Approx Rs 10 - Rs 200

Training Requirement:

Usually training or professional help is not required to use the home remedies for UTI.

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