Bladder Infection

Published on June 23rd, 2013 | by Tom


Home Remedies for Bladder Infection, Symptoms & Treatments

Bladder Infections, more commonly referred to as Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is on the rise. In fact, UTI is the second most common reason why people visit the doctor.  UTI can affect both men and women. However, as per statistics, the number of affected women easily outnumbers the men. That’s not all around 20% women are likely to have a second UTI.

One needs to check the symptoms of the infection as you end up going to the toilet on numerous occasions. When you do hit the toilet, you end up squeezing a little urine every time, that too with a lot of pain in the bladder or urethra. In extreme cases, you may even end up catching a fever, Back Pain, chills and in worst case scenarios there may even be blood in your urine.

When you encounter the above symptoms, one needs to take care as it is a sign that something is terribly wrong. You need to visit the doctor, who can advise you steps to rectify the problem and relief from the infection.

There are antibiotics to take care of the infection. However, you always need to keep one thing in mind. Antibiotics contain strong drugs to work in such a way that they attack the virus to provide relief. It is a common sight where people complain of side affects of using antibiotics in the long run. In short, antibiotics do provide relief from pain in the short to medium run. But, the side affects will always show in the long run and you may then end up nursing multiple sicknesses.

Therefore, it is recommended one avoid the very strong antibiotics and instead opt for a home remedy to try and remedy a Urinary Tract Infections. Let’ have a look at some of the options.

Home Remedies for Bladder Infection, Symptoms & Treatments

Parts of the bladder control system: nerves and brain

Baking Soda

Infections that last for more than 2 days require medical attention as the infection is likely to affect the kidneys. The kidneys are vital to your survival and one needs to take utmost care of these organs. You can add one teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water. This will definitely help in easing the pain and will neutralize the acidity in your urine. While the acidity is neutralized, this will help in speeding the recovery process.


Blueberries are known to have bacteria-inhibiting properties. As per a study Blueberry juice can prevent Urinary Tract Infections. However, it can be difficult to find Blueberry juice in stores. Therefore, it is recommended you sprinkle a few of Blueberries in your morning cereal.

Cranberry Juice

Numerous studies have proved drinking Cranberry juice can help you keep your Bladder Infection free. Like Blueberries, Cranberry juice too possesses properties can prevent infection causing bacteria from bedding down in the bladder. In fact, drinking as little as 4 ounces of cranberry juice daily can help keep your bladder infection free. Suppose you are already infected, it is recommended you drink 2-4 glasses of Cranberry juice as it will definitely help in curing the infection.


Pineapples contain a enzyme called Bromelain. As per a recent study, a people infected with Urinary Tract Infections were given Bromelain with a dose of antibiotics and are today cured of the infection. Having a Pineapple sounds really healthy and it can help you keep away from urinary infections.

To conclude, Urinary Tract Infections must be treated in the right manner. If one eats and drinks healthy foodstuff as the options listed above, he or she can always keep their bladders infection free. One needs to take care of this infection as it can always affect the kidney and such an instance can be disastrous.

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