Can a urinary tract infection resolve on its own or do I have to take antibiotics?
Based on my symptoms I think I have a UTI (urinary tract infection). I had one 2 months ago for the 1st time so the symptoms are still fresh in my head. Can I call and get a prescription or do I have to go in and get all the lab work done again? Better yet, can it resolve on its own? I don't have the money to go to another drs appointment and get labs done.
call your Dr. and explain your situation. alot of them will be willing to give you a prescription based on your symptoms as long as you are a patient. mine has done this for me when money was very tight.
you can also try taking huge doses of d-mannose concentrate pills. (you can get them at walmart or a drugstore for about $7 a bottle.) take about 15 when you first get them, then 4 every few hours until the bottle is gone. it's safe because it is not a drug.
within about an hour after taking the first, large dose you should feel immense relief. but make sure to keep taking the smaller doses or the infection will come back. i use the whole bottle just to be safe. i've recommended this to friends also, and it only failed once, when my friend also had a kidney infection as well.
the d-mannose works because there is a substance in cranberries that prevents the bacteria from adhering to the bladder walls, so your body can flush out the infection much easier.you have to take the concentrate though. drinking d-mannose won't work. it is far too weak and also, the added sugar actually feeds the infection. good luck.