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How much baking soda can you safely consume in a day as a home remedy?

I'm trying to stave off a urinary tract infection to avoid having to go to the hospital and a friend recommended I add 1 tsp baking soda to the fluids I'm consuming. I'm just wondering – what effects can baking soda have and how much would be too much and make myself sicker? It so far has made the pain tolerable enough to wait to go to the doctor rather than the er – but I don't want to cause other health issues either. Can you suggest any other helpful remedies I can try other than just the basic d-mannose vitamin C and lots of fluids?

I always tell people this….Too much of anything can be harmful to your body. You would be better off getting something from your doctor or go to the emergency room at the hospital. Do not mess around with a urinary infection!!

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3 Responses to “How much baking soda can you safely consume in a day as a home remedy?”

  1. MissySue says:

    I always tell people this….Too much of anything can be harmful to your body. You would be better off getting something from your doctor or go to the emergency room at the hospital. Do not mess around with a urinary infection!!
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  2. princess_deja_boyd says:

    it really doesn't matter because baking soda is used for cooking foods like cookies. and i know lots of people that eat cookies each day with baking soda in them. so it's should be ok. i use that same baking soda used for cooking (the powder) and mix it with my toothpaste for whiter teeth.
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  3. Sam says:

    ok, i've had urinary tract infections since birth, so i know from experience that you do need to see a doctor and get antibiotics. if you dont the infection could travel to your kidneys and when that gets infected, you could be in serious danger. i've had this happen 3 times and i needed to be hospitalized. the result of kidney damage (depending on how severe) can result in lifetime damage. please see a doctor. if you dont go for a simple appointment now, you could be in the hospital for much longer. good luck!
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    LOTS of experience

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