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Anyone have advice for UTI's? adult content

I have my first UTI in a long time and besides grape juice is there anything else I can do to help it go away faster? I can't get an antibiotic from the doc until tomorrow and I'm in so much pain!

 
Kentuckygal511

Asked by Kentuckygal511 at 10:42 PM on Oct. 4, 2010 in Health

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  • Cranberry supplements. Not the juice since it contains a load of natural sugar which will aggravate a UTI.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:45 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Cranberry pills are pretty cheap at Walmart, OJ and cranberry juice too, lots of water
    dancinintherain

    Answer by dancinintherain at 10:46 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • can you go to the er? they will get you the meds right away...those are so painful! I'm sorry! no grape or cranberry juice is going to flush that. you need to get that little orange pill that numbs the spasms that they give.
    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 10:45 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • water works also.like just drink alot of water and it should slow down the pain but don't take anything you know you're not suppose to.i have one too and i take tylenol when I'm waiting on my perscription sometimes but water worked for me when i just thought it was a pain and before i found out it was a UTI
    ForeverLove013

    Answer by ForeverLove013 at 10:46 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • cranberry juice and tylenol until you see the Dr.
    Darla47

    Answer by Darla47 at 10:46 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I meant cranberry juice and I'm not drinking it because I hate it anyway. Can I get cranberry supplements at the drug store?
    Kentuckygal511

    Comment by Kentuckygal511 (original poster) at 10:46 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Yes, they are with the other supplements and almost everyone carries them.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:52 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • * Drink plenty of fluids every day, preferably enough to prompt urination every hour.
    * Urinate frequently and try to empty your bladder each time you do.
    * Do not "hold it," or ignore the urge to urinate.
    * Wash your hands and genitals before and after sexual contact.
    * Wear loose clothing during physical activity.
    * Drink extra water during and after exercising.
    * Take showers, rather than baths, or urinate soon after batheing.
    * Reduce your caffeine and alcohol intake.
    * Avoid refined sugars and starches, as they may feed bacteria, sticking as much as possible to high-fiber whole-grain foods.
    * Drink at least one glass of cranberry, orange, or grapefruit juice daily to acidify your urine and kill existing harmful bacteria.
    * Reduce your stress to boost your immunity.
    * Take daily vitamins, particularly vitamins C and B6, as well as a magnesium-calcium supplement
    AugustMidge

    Answer by AugustMidge at 10:53 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

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