Does Alka-Seltzer really cure urinary tract infections?
I just heard this and it sound too good to be true. But I was told that if you start taking Alka-Seltzer as soon as symptoms begin it clears it up quickly. Does anyone have any experience with this?
Yes, you could use alka seltzer. The reason is because it is alkaline in nature, just like baking soda, or calcium citrate.
Alkalinity helps keep the bacteria that causes UTI's in check.
Calicum citrate would be my first choice, and take up to six 1000 mg capsules a day, 2 at a time.
If you take a product that is alkaline when you FIRST barely, even start to feel the effects of a UTI, drink plenty of fluids to flush the bacteria, you may be able to effectively flush your system out.
You can drink d-mannose if you want, it is also helpful, but make sure it is low sugar.
Avoid caffine and carbonated beverages (I am not considering alka seltzer a carbonated beverage). You can even take a product like uristat or cystex to help with pain.
HOWEVER, if your symptoms continue after 2-3 days of self treatment, you must see a doctor. Unchecked UTI's can go on to cause major kidney infections that could require hospitalization.