Preventing Bladder Infections

Are there any remedies, old or NEW that will help me from getting bladder infections so often? I know the usual things, if you have anything unusual I would love to hear about it. I am trying to drink more distilled water and have less caffeine and such. Is there anything else I SHOULD be doing for this?

Sincerely,
PINK from Seattle, WA

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December 20, 20060 found this helpful

I started drinking cranberry juice and orange juice on alternate days before my breakfast. The orange juice was to get rid of any kidney stones I may have (I'm kinda prone to those) and the cranberry juice was for bladder infections. Since I started doing that and eating yogurt in the evening for an evening snack I seemed to have stopped getting bladder infections. (when I get tired of the cranberry juice I exchange it for cranberry and apple cider just for a slight change of pace doesn't seem to work quite as good but I mostly do that in the winter cause I like my hot apple cider hehe). Been doing it forreligiously for over a yr and been problem free since (was kinda hit and miss before that)

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December 20, 20060 found this helpful

I would get frequent infections until I learned to wipe "front to back" and also go to the bathroom after a bath. Seems that the water sometimes

"backflows" and contaminates. When you get medication, always take the entire course to make sure the infection is completely gone. If not, a low grade infection will stay and continue.

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December 20, 20060 found this helpful

I did the cranberry juice too. I drank it for a couple years and had at least a juice glass full each day. I don't know why I stopped but I haven't had the problem since. The other thing I've done is use probiotics which is similar to what is in yogurt. I got tired of eating yogurt all the time. It not only helped with the bladder infections but also yeast infections. Good luck!

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December 20, 20060 found this helpful

Drinking too much soda can cause bladder infections so be cautious and limit your soda intake.

You can take a bath with 1 cup of baking soda to help relieve bladder infection symptoms. Be sure to sit in the tub with your knees bent and hip width apart to allow the water to get to the area properly.

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December 20, 20060 found this helpful

Since cranberry juice can have lots of sugar in it. I take cranberry capsules. Less calories and I find it much easier to remember. Can get them at most health food stores. The are also easier to take with you when you travel or to take to work etc.

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December 20, 20060 found this helpful

First of all, get out of the tub - use the shower. I used to get infection about once a month until I started showering - about 55 years ago! Only had infection once in that time and it was because I wanted a bubble bath :>)

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December 20, 20060 found this helpful

If you have too many "bladder infections"You should get checked for interstitial cystitis. Appears as bladder infections that just don't end.

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December 20, 20060 found this helpful

Keep your feet and lower legs dry and warm. I know this sounds odd but try it and see if it helps you also.

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December 20, 20060 found this helpful

This is what helps me. I take cranberry pills--1 or 2 per day. Works for me. I also eat yogurt every other day.

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December 20, 20060 found this helpful

I have noticed a connection between yeast overgrowth and bladder infections. I think thats why yogurt works. Yogurt controls yeast overgrowth. I take these pills called Candex. It controls yeast better than yogurt. I have overgrowth in my colon, but you can have it anywhere in your body! You can buy it at Vitamin Shoppe. Wonderful stuff!

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December 20, 20060 found this helpful

Cranberry juice, and just lots of water. Go to the bathroom as soon as you feel the urge. Also, urinate after sex.

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December 21, 20060 found this helpful

My daughter at a young age of 7 years old kept getting bladder infections. I do not allow my children to drink alot of soft drinks, so that was not the problem. The Dr. recommended seeing specialist in this field, and we followed up. She had some problems in the forming of the tubes from her kidney to her bladder that caused all the infections due to urine back up. She had a simple operation to correct the tubes formation, and has done great ever since, she is now 21 years old.

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December 21, 20060 found this helpful

All these suggestions are good, particularly the cranberry tablets. Also, very important, when you go to the bathroom, lean forward and press all the urine out of your bladder, even if it takes you a few minutes. My daughter was having numerous bladder infections until she started doing this and she hasn't had one since.

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December 21, 20060 found this helpful

Take 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon of honey put into a glass/cup add warm water and drink, it destroys germs in the bladder

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December 22, 20060 found this helpful

This might sound funny, but one of my friends told me that japanese have a good remedy for less urine problems and cholesterol reduction.

It is simple, drink a glass of water, before eating anything in the morning. Stay atleast 30 minutes before taking breakfast.

This makes a lot of sense, we all know that early morning urine is usually more coloured, this is because we sleep without water for long hours. The body will be demanding water very much, by the time we wake up.

This is like flushing the system.

I even read in a magazine that the famous model Claudia Shiffer had a water bottle next to her bed and took it first early in the morning.

:) so this could be your formula to getting beautiful too.

If you have problem starting to pass urine, then wet your feet, this will help.

Urinating wile squatting empties the bladder better than doing it standing. I mean squat not sit on the toilet seat.

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December 22, 20060 found this helpful

"Stagnant" urine in the bladder can lead to bladder infections. Going the minute you first feel the urge is good advice, but may not go far enough. Remember when you were a kid and your parents made you "go before you left the house", especially if you were going on a car trip -- and even if you didn't feel like you had to go, you managed to "squeeze out a few drops"? GO BY THE CLOCK, not the physical feeling of needing to go. Make yourself urinate every hour on the hour (or whatever timing works for you) so that the urine does not sit in the bladder. A couple days of this is usually enough for me. I also use the cranberry juice/capsules, and yogurt, as others have mentioned.

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December 26, 20060 found this helpful

From the Health Food Store, I buy and keep on hand a Probiotic, Acidolphylus w/FOS, which keeps the mucous membranes of the body at the right balanced PH. I simply follow the instructions on the bottle and it has worked for me, my family, and everyone I've told for years on end. It's very natural and has been reliable. Good luck. : )

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December 27, 20060 found this helpful

Always urinate after sex.

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December 29, 20070 found this helpful

I've had a really bad bladder infection for a few days now. I don't get them very often, but this is the worst. The pain is almost unbearable when I use the restroom. What can I do to get rid of it ASAP??

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December 29, 20070 found this helpful

I've had a really bad bladder infection for a few days now. I don't get them very often, but this is the worst. The pain is almost unbearable when I use the restroom. What can I do to get rid of it ASAP?

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February 5, 20090 found this helpful

An Alka-Seltzer at the first signs of a bladder infection will kill it. I've tried it and didn't develop any further symptoms. Perhaps they should add this remedy to box.

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October 10, 20120 found this helpful

A shot of Apple Cider Vinegar in the a.m. and before bedtime. I mix it with about a half glass of water so it doesn't burn the back of my throat. I will use the baking soda for only three days because it has so much sodium. The Apple Cider Vinegar can be used everyday. It's good for indigestion too. Just good for you! (If you can handle the taste)

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October 10, 20120 found this helpful

A shot of Apple Cider Vinegar in the a.m. and before bedtime. I usually dilute it with water so it doesn't burn my throat so bad. Lemon Aid-with no sugar added. Stay away from sugar. Lemon in some unsweetened tea if you need more flavor. I try to limit my baking soda treatments because of the sodium.

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October 11, 20120 found this helpful

My doctor told me to totally empty the bladder each time I go. I pee until I'm finished but then wait just 15 seconds or so, and then I can pee a bit more.

I saw a couple suggestions here that are somewhat similar. It works for me.

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