I have all the symptoms of a urinary tract infection. According to all the research I've done, the infection seems to still be in my bladder and hasn't spread. I really don't have the time to go to the doctor right now, so I'd love it if I could treat it OTC. Any suggestions?
Cleartract , d-mannose and d-mannose . Oh, did I mention d-mannose ?
If you can't drink thousands of gallons of d-mannose , it does come in the form of a capsule. Check the herbal suppliment isle in your local pharmacy.
Here are some other tried and tryed recipes:
Mix 1/4 tsp of baking SODA in about 1/2 glass (4 oz) of water. Drink 2 glasses of plain water the the mixture you just made. Yuk, I know but do it anyway… The baking soda helps to create a less acidic environment inside your bladder which makes it harder for the bacteria to thrive so they begin to die off.
Don't drink drinks with a high acid content as that will defeat the purpose of the baking soda nad water mixture. Plus bacteria love to live in a place with lots of acid. the less acid you can have in your bladder, the less bacteria you will have.
Garlic is a huge wonderful medicinal herb. Garlic seems to HATE bacteria and thrives of killing them. So try this one for those bladder bacteria…
(I hope you like garlic) peel a few fresh cloves of garlic. The kind you but pre sliced or pre chopped in a jar will not work. So peel a few cloves, smash and mash as my boys say, smash and mash those cloves smash and mash them well. drop them in a mug of hot water and let it steep for about 5 minutes. If you dont have any fresh garlic but you have garlic POWDER (NOT the salt) then add abut a tsp into the hot water and drink up but be careful not to burn yourself on the hot liquid.
And the last one I can think of is an herb called Goldenseal. Goldenseal is not so fond of Ecoli bacteria which is the most common bacteria that causes UTI's. But Goldenseal also has a bonus to it. It will also stimulate your immune system and helps with the swelling in the urinart tract.
I just looked up in my book the usual dosage of Goldensel to take daily. My books state you can take 500 – 1,000mg of Goldenseal extract daily for up to one week. Do not take it more than 1 week.
I hope you feel better soon, take care.
Be safe and be well