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Ok so I just got my test results back for my culture sunday evening they said i have a uti. My doc says in all women and men the common source was e-coli of the bladder, which is extremely treatable but can turn into a kidney infection if left untreated. This is the same doc who safely delivered my baby boy to me, via c-section because his heart rate was too low. I trust his opinion a lot! There is no longer a burning sensation when I urinate just the urge to go a lot. Mine isn't like they said they are its a lot when I have the urge to go, when according to most studies its only a small amount. I got prescribed Macrobid or Nitrofurantoine started it Monday. 2 pills daily 7 days but my appointment is wednesday. I have always been one to like natural cures. My antibiotic makes my mouth dry and I am itching like crazy. I am drinking pure cranberry juice without sugar,non sweetened pineapple juice, and lots of water. I have heard you can almost cure a uti with natural remedies. I am 23 year old new momma to a 3 month old baby boy. I can't afford to have something like this get me down... Does anybody know if cranberry juice works or any other natural remedies for a uti?I am willing to try something as long as its natural and not too expensive, but some opinions on cranberry juice would be appreciated! I already know sugar and caffeine trigger it to stay longer. So thanks for your time and I'm looking forward to everyone's responses!redface.gif
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but- if you started the antibiotic already- I'm not sure if you should stop. You can use d-mannose regardless and it helps prevent UTI"s too.

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If you already started a cycle of antibiotics, finish them.

There is also a Traditional Medicinals Tea called Cran-Aid for urinary tract health.

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Thanks For the suggestion I am going to try it when it can! =)
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I am also finishing the anti-biotics as well! Even though I feel worse under them lol but does anyone know where I can find crantea or d-mannose without buying it online and are there any side effects to either or health that anyone knows of with either of these? Thanks everyone I felt so lost in this situation!
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Can you use d-mannose for a two year old with a UTI?

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Blueberry extract also helps with urinary tract health.  My urologist gave me a whole list of different things to try for urinary tract infections.  The best one I have tried so far is the blueberry extract, which can be bought at a health food store.  You can also eat dried blueberries, just like you'd eat cranberries to prevent infections.  They make your urine acidic.  Probiotics also help reduce infections and help replace good bacterial back in your system from being on antibiotics.  Both are under ten dollars. 

 

Since I use catheters all the time to empty my bladder, I found that taking cranberry tablets everyday helped dramatically reduce infections.  Cranberry tablets can be bought at almost all pharmacies and discount stores like Wal-Mart.  I usually buy the Azo brand of cranberry tablets. 

 

If all else fails and you can't get any natural products, buy some AZO Standard tablets, which you can get over the counter at a pharmacy.  These are wonderful at relieveing the pain and urgency of a UTI.  The only annoying side effect is that it turns you pee orange-red and will stain underwear if you are leaking a tiny bit (so you'd have to wear liners). 

 

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Bilberry and Barberry are both good herbs for clearing a UTI. I really like UTI-Clear formula from Native Remedies. It has both herbs plus several others and it works really fast! OP - I hope you are feeling better by now. UTI pain is no fun!

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Here in India we prepare Barley water for uti... its supposed to help prevent it and help you get rid of it too...

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Can you use d-mannose for a two year old with a UTI?



Yes, but reduce the dosage according to baby's weight and age. Our doctor told us to give half of the adult dosage, which is also what was printed on the bottle label.

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d-mannose works very well and yes, you can use it on children as well.  

 

Cranberry and blueberry also work very well - just make sure that if you are using the juice, it does not have any added sugar or any other added fruit juices to sweeten it.  


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Yes, but reduce the dosage according to baby's weight and age. Our doctor told us to give half of the adult dosage, which is also what was printed on the bottle label.

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Thanks!  DD 2 years old just got a UTI this week which is why I looked on here for information.  I had never heard of d-mannose.  I took her to the doc who prescribed a broad-spectrum anti-biotic while waiting for the culture to come back.  I held off on the anti-biotic for 24 hours to give the d-mannose a try.  Within 8 hours, her screams of pain during urination turned to yells.  8 hours later, it was just a slight moan and she slept through the night.  The next morning, 24 hours later, the pain was gone and she tested negative for a UTI.  Amazing!  I will continue to give it to her for the rest of the week, but this is the third day and she still has no signs of it.  Yay!  And thank you, thank you, everyone who mentioned d-mannose.  I am eternally grateful!
 

 

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Thanks!  DD 2 years old just got a UTI this week which is why I looked on here for information.  I had never heard of d-mannose.  I took her to the doc who prescribed a broad-spectrum anti-biotic while waiting for the culture to come back.  I held off on the anti-biotic for 24 hours to give the d-mannose a try.  Within 8 hours, her screams of pain during urination turned to yells.  8 hours later, it was just a slight moan and she slept through the night.  The next morning, 24 hours later, the pain was gone and she tested negative for a UTI.  Amazing!  I will continue to give it to her for the rest of the week, but this is the third day and she still has no signs of it.  Yay!  And thank you, thank you, everyone who mentioned d-mannose.  I am eternally grateful!
 

 



Glad I found this thread.  Ds just got over a terrible virus w fever last week and now is really cranky asking to go to the bathroom alot more than usual. I'm wondering if it could be a UTI since

I'm sure he did not drink enough this past week.  I've taken D'Mannose and have told numerous friends that have used it without fail. I have never tried it on a child though.  I opened a capsule last night and gave him some and also this morning.  The directions on my bottle say 2 capsules a day for adults so I am assuming I should give him one-since he is four.   I don't think giving too much can hurt them since its just a sugar.  I think I followed the directions on the bottle for dosage when I had my UTI a few yrs ago.   

 

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