Urinary tract infectionsare very common in women. Usually caused by bacteria, it infects the urinary bladder, ureters and urethra. If the condition is serious, urinary tract infection can also adversely affect your kidneys.The condition is also called Cystitis. Urinary tract infection home remedies are well known and are often used by women before they consult the doctor.
Also called grandma’s remedies, urinary tract infection home remedies are very effective and help in bringing the condition under control within three to four days. More serious cases may take weeks to cure and it is better to consult the doctor in the case of the severely affected.
The bacteria causing the urinary infection enter through the mouth of the urethra and increase manifold within the urinary tract, causing the infection. Some common symptoms of a urinary tract infection are; a frequent urge to urinate, presence of blood in the urine, a burning sensation at the time of passing urine, strong smelling urine which is cloudy in appearance, body pain under the ribs and at the back and all this may be accompanied by high fever and nausea.
Symptoms of urinary tract infection are a tell tale give away of the disease and it can be easily diagnosed. Pregnant women often suffer from urinary infection.Urinary tract infection cures can be affected by the increased consumption of vitamin C. This can be taken as oral medicine or by eating oranges, gooseberry, grapes or lemon juice. The acidic environment thus induced in the urethra is detrimental to bacteria.
Urinary tract infection cures can best be brought about by consulting the doctor. However, it is quite normal for women, who are the most affected by urinary tract infections, to try out home remedies first. Fresh berry juice at night as well as in the morning is very effective. Marshmallow tea is antiseptic and helps in routing out the bacteria.
Cranberry juice has a high vitamin C content. Externally applying tea tree oil, bergamot, sandalwood oil and juniper oil has also been found to be extremely beneficial in addressing the problem of urinary tract infection and is the most commonly used home remedy. Drinking plenty of water flushes out the toxins from our body and reduces pain. When baking soda is added to this water, the urinary tract is cleaned.