Cure Urinary and Bladder Infection

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You feel like you have to urinate constantly and when you get to the bathroom nothing comes out. It is a condition that affects at least 40% of all women in their lifetime. It is called bladder infection and it is a problem that can cause some women to suffer from chronic infection. They are caused by a bacterial infection and are actually infections of the urine. Here are hints on  how to avoid and treat them.

  • Drink cranberry juice. It is known to have a curative effect because it contains quinolic acid which converts to hippuric acid. This along with vitamin C has a bacterial killing effect. It will not cure the infection, but it will help.

  • Take aspirin or ibuprofen for their anti-inflammatory effect. This helps with the inflammation of the bladder.

  • Wear cotton underwear, and keep away from tight clothing that may lock in bacteria.

  • Do not use tampons. Use pads and change often.

  • Wipe from front to back to prevent contamination.

  • Do not use a diaphragm if you are prone to infections. Bacteria may build up around it and cause chronic infection.

  • Do not douche. It will kill friendly bacteria that will naturally kill the bad stuff.

  • Keep your vaginal area very clean, but do not use anti bacterial soaps. These also kill beneficial bacteria.

  • Drink a lot of water and other fluids to flush the contaminated urine. The more you drink the better.

  • Take hot baths. It helps the pain. Stay away from bubble baths though. They can introduce bacteria.

  • See a doctor and get an antibiotic if necessary. Because of the overuse of antibiotics this should be used as a last resort.

  • If you experience nausea, vomiting, blood tinged urine, fever, or pain in the lower back see a doctor immediately. This is a sign of a more serious infection.


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