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Home Remedies for Bladder Infection

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Home Remedies for Bladder Infection

  • Drink more water. This treatment flushes out the offending bacteria from your bladder.
  • Bladder antibiotics. These tablets for 3 to 7 days kill bacteria just like they would for a strep throat or any other bacterial infection.
  • A glass of cranberry juice each day has been found in studies to reduce bladder infections by making the urinary tract difficult for bacteria to stick to.

Bladder Infection Causes

Bladder infections are caused by bacteria overgrowth in your bladder. The bladder is a urine resevoir bag just behind your pubic bone. Because the urethra - pee exit - is close to the anus in females, bladder infections are more common in females. Bacteria often reach the bladder from the bum while wiping away stool, or transfer during sex.

Bladder Infection Symptoms

  • Burning when you pee.
  • Frequent urination due to irritation of your bladder.
  • Feeling you must go right away when you feel an urge to pee.
  • Foul odor or cloudy pee.
  • Pain in your sides suggests and infection that has reached your kidneys i.e. pyelonephritis - this is the most serious form of urinary tract infection symptoms.

MLA Citation for School Reports, Links, and Presentations:
Helpful Links:

  • Urinary tract infection Wiki
  • Emedicine UTI Article
  • Mayo Clinic UTI Entry
  • HassleFreeClinic urinary tract infections
  • Medicinenet urinary tract infection information

     

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