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10 Home Remedies to Prevent & Treat a Urine Infection

Parul Sachdeva | May 7, 2018

You sit on a toilet seat with an urge to pee but you cannot. And if you manage to get a little out, it burns like fire. This is a sure-shot sign of a Urinary tract infection. When you are suffering from urine infection, just the thought of peeing can scare you.

It is very common to fall prey to a UTI nowadays. Here are the causes of Urinary Tract Infection in women-

  • Incomplete emptying of the bladder
  • Dehydration
  • Using feminine products
  • Constipation
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Using dirty toilets
  • Residual urine on underpants

Though there is nothing severe about it,  it is important to treat this infection in a timely manner otherwise it may have serious effects on your kidneys. The symptoms of a UTI are-

  • Pain while urinating
  • Frequent urine sensation
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Presence of mucus or blood in urine
  • Pain while having sex
  • Foul smelling urine
  • Frequent visits to washrooms
  • Pain and tenderness in the bladder area
  • Fever and chills

Although a urinary tract infection is usually cured by a course of antibiotics, you can also try these home remedies to prevent a urinary tract infection and to eliminate the toxins from your body:

1) No Water, No Life

The first and foremost thing to do is to drink plenty of water. Water is essential for flushing out the harmful bacteria from your body during urination. In order to prevent recurring UTIs and to maintain your urinary health, drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day.

 

2) Load up on Citrus Fruits

Loaded with Vitamin C and citric acid, citrus fruits such as amla, orange, cranberry and lemon fight against harmful bacteria. Bacteria cannot thrive in an acidic environment and these amazing fruits inhibit the growth of these bacteria.  Vitamin C supplements are also choice but consult your doctor before using these.

 

3) Keep Bladder Irritants at Bay

Whenever you develop UTI, reduce the intake of caffeinated drinks, alcoholic drinks and carbonated beverages. Make sure you allow your body to heal in order to fight the infections.

 

4) Don’t Avoid Bathroom Trips

Whenever you get the urge to pee-UTI or not- just do it! Holding it in increases the chance that bacteria will grow and cause infection. When you pee during UTI, it means you are taking out a little bit of that bacteria.

 

5) Include Probiotics in your Diet

Churned curd (Lassi) and curd can greatly contribute to flushing out toxins from your body. Consumption of probiotics also reduces the burning sensation that accompanies the infection. 

 

6) Take Help of Oregano Oil

Oregano oil is widely used for its anti-bacterial and its anti-microbial properties that help to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.

 

7) Enjoy Parsley Water

Parsley contains apigenin, a major component that has anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. These properties help to get rid of excess water from your body through urine. For soothing the infection and quick healing, refresh yourself with parsley water.

 

8) Munch on Cucumbers

Due to their high water content, cucumbers encourage production to flush out harmful toxins from your body.

 

9) Apply Heat

During UTI, you feel painfully cramped up. Applying heat over your lower abdomen and pelvic region will provide some relief from the pain. 

 

10) Eat Garlic

If you are looking for a potent remedy for urinary tract infection, look no further than garlic. The antioxidants present in garlic and its anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory effects is a great treatment for UTIs.

 

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Parul Sachdeva

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