How To Treat UTI
Learning how to treat UTI involves learning the symptoms and some simple steps to take at the onset of these. Urinary tract infections or UTI’s are uncomfortable infections caused by bacteria in the urinary tract. They are more common in women but they can occur with men and children as well. Here we will show you how to recognize the signs and treatments for UTI’s.
Some of the most common signs of a urinary tract infection are:
- Feeling like you need to go, however little or nothing comes out
- Painful or burning urination
- Abdominal cramps
- Foul smelling and/or cloudy urine
If you are experience one or more of these symptoms you may have a urinary tract infection and should begin taking some steps to treat it. Here are a few simple steps that will help your body to naturally treat a UTI.
- Drink lots of fluids especially cranberry juice and water. Both of these are naturally cleansers for the urinary tract and will help remove the bacteria that is causing the UTI.
- Drink orange juice if you do not like cranberry juice. Orange juice helps make the urine acidic which will cleanse the urinary tract of the bacteria that is causing the infection.
- Empty your bladder when you feel the need and empty it completely. Do not hold it because this fluid is a breeding ground for bacteria and will only prolong the infection.
- Avoid alcohol and coffee since they will irritate the urinary tract and prolong the infection.
- Avoid using bubble baths and bath oils because they can irritate the area.
- Parsley, celery, and watermelon are natural diuretics and will help you clear out the infection and bacteria.
- Colloidal silver is a natural antibiotic and can help rid the urinary tract of the infection.
- If the symptoms do not subside within 24 hours, or if you experience fever, chills, abdominal pain or nausea, call your doctor.
By knowing how to treat a UTI, you can significantly reduce the duration and severity of one of these infections. Knowing how to recognize and treat a urinary tract infection starts with some simple steps but can provide significant relief. Knowing when to get medical help is also important. UTI’s can rapidly become kidney infections, which are much more serious.