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Urinary Tract Infection Home Remedy Comments

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Alexandra

I was diagnosed with UTI when I was 22. At that time I was studying aboard and I went to the general hospital, got my urine checked and after drinking the antibiotics they gave me, the UTI was gone in a day. I was UTI-free for 3 years until last month I suddenly felt it again. I went to a clinic doctor, prescribed with antibiotics and for a while I got cured - but then 3 weeks ago I felt it again and this time I went to the hospital. They did the whole shenanigans, and I thought this time I'm cured (since the procedure was really complicated this time and I paid a lot too!) However, yesterday I felt it AGAIN and was so sick of it I decided to try home remedies since antibiotics is definitely NOT working for me.

I searched the net and read about cranberry, D-Mannose powder, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, etc. D-Mannose is not available in my country (I'm from Indonesia), cranberry pills are almost non-existent here, and I needed a fast relief, so I tried going with 1 tbspoon baking soda + 3 tbspoon apple cider vinegar mixture, diluted it in a small glass of cold water (it didn't taste as bad as I thought). Then I force myself to drink 1 liter of water a day. The relief was immediately felt when I went to the bathroom (approx 1-2 hours after) - thank you to whoever suggested this! I'm on my 2nd day of pain and I'll keep drinking this until my cranberry pills are here.

Btw I've finally gotten my hands on a local online medicine shop that sells cranberry pills (this was the only one in Indonesia that I could find, the rest has been discontinued): Nutracare Cranberry (7500 mg Cranberry, 35% organic acid) for Rp 128,000 per bottle. So for other Indonesian ladies, you might want to check out 'Apotik Medicastore' if you need to buy these pills. Their store is located in South Jakarta, Pondok Indah.

I'm getting them delivered to me in a few days, and hopefully 2 each day is going to kick this pesky infection away. I'll get back if it works for me or not.

A little extra tip, if you are going to the doctors and they prescribed you with antibiotics, make sure that you WRITE DOWN THE NAME OF THE ANTIBIOTICS. So if the UTI is recurrent, you'd know what works and what doesn't.

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Anonymous

Thanks Alexandra! I'm new to Indonesia and the doctor only offered anti-biotics. Thanks for the tip!!

Jenn

It's always smart to use home remedies as supplements to what a doctor recommends. The cranberry pills and juice seem to be pretty standard. I'm sorry they're hard to find in your country-- they're very common here. Good luck with your UTI!

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