14 Natural Home Remedies for UTI Pain & Discomfort

urinary tract infectionIf you’ve experienced a urinary tract infection (UTI), well, you understand there’s a reason the acronym rhymes with “cry.” You sit on the toilet darn near blubbering because you can’t pee but you feel like you have to-oh how you feel like you have to! And when/if you do manage to get a little out, it burns with the fire of ten thousand suns. Then you go about your day crunched over and cramping and absolutely miserable.

Use these effective home remedies for uti pain and discomfort…

So what evil forces are at work here when you are suffering like that? Your urinary system is made up of your urethra, which carries urine out of the bladder when you pee, your bladder, which holds your urine, your ureters, which carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder, and your kidneys, which filter waste from the blood to produce urine. A UTI happens when bacteria makes its way up the urethra. This can happen in any number of ways… you hold in urine instead of going to the bathroom, having a catheter, and for women not peeing after intercourse increases the risk. But no matter the case the result is the same-misery. If your UTI goes on for more than a few days or gets worse, it is important to see your doctor. If the infection spreads through your urinary system and to your kidneys, you can end up with a nasty situation on your hands. But to fight them off in the beginning, here are some home remedies for UTI’s that can help get things flowing smoothly (and painlessly) once again.

When it comes to herbs that ease UTI’s, here are the main properties to look for:

Anti-microbial properties: Helps to wipe out the bacteria causing the infection.

Diuretic properties: Diuretics are used to treat a number of problems, and work by increasing the amount of sodium your kidneys excrete in urine. When they excrete sodium, they take water along with it, and the amount of fluid in your blood goes down. Less fluid means less pressure on the arteries, this is why it’s used to treat high blood pressure. In the case of UTI’s we just want to encourage an increased amount of urine to keep flushing out bacteria and relieving discomfort.

Anti-inflammatory properties: When the lining of the urethra becomes inflamed it can cause serious discomfort. By lessening the irritating inflammation, you can relieve the associated pain. It’s no fun feeling scared every time you need to pee.

Anti-spasmodic properties: Anti-spasmodics can help relieve any painful spasm or cramp caused by a UTI. Generally a spasm takes place in the bladder.

1. Drink Water-A lot of Water

This may not sound like the most extraordinary remedy, but it is one of the most important things you can do when you have a UTI. It can help flush out bacteria, and (almost) more importantly, it gives you something to actually push out when you pee! A lot of home remedies for urinary tract infections are drinks because you should always be flushing fluid through your system to give it a helping hand in getting rid of the nasty bacteria.

You will need…
-An ice cold glass of fresh water

Drink like a fish stranded in the desert at the first hint of an infection. Get your 8 glasses, and then some more. Keep clearing out your urinary tract and you may be able to bounce back rather quickly-or at least be comfortable!

Drink Lots of Water

2. Go Pee!

It may sound obvious, but when you need to pee-UTI or not- do it! If you hold it in, you increase the chance that bacteria will develop and multiply and cause an infection. If you do have a UTI, every time you pee you get out a little bit more of that bacteria. Even though it can be uncomfortable, peeing every chance you get is a vital part of recovering.

3. Drink ‘Soda

No, not soda as in a sugary soft drink, soda as in baking soda, that miraculous substance that can help anything from heartburn to, of course, UTI’s. Baking soda is an alkaline substance-the opposite of acidic-which means it can help neutralize or lessen the acidity of your urine. If you find yourself resisting the urge to pee because of a burning sensation, baking soda can help ease the discomfort.

You will need…
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-8 ounces of fresh water

Stir the baking soda into the water until it dissolves, and then drink the whole glass. Do this first thing in the morning. Don’t do this for more than a week, or if you are trying to avoid salt, since baking soda is high in sodium.

4. Enjoy Parsley Water

Aside from the fact that it makes a wonderfully refreshing after dinner drink, parsley water can help relieve a urinary tract infection and speed up the healing process by acting as a diuretic. Diuretics are used to treat a number of problems, and work by increasing the amount of sodium your kidneys excrete in urine. When they excrete sodium, they take water along with it, and the amount of fluid in your blood goes down. Less fluid means less pressure on the arteries, this is why it’s used to treat high blood pressure. In the case of UTI’s we just want to encourage an increased amount of urine to keep flushing out bacteria and relieving discomfort. Parsley is thought to work by inhibiting a Na+-K+ (sodium and potassium) pump. By inhibiting the reabsorption, sodium levels rise. To balance out the concentration, kidneys excrete more sodium in the urine. More sodium means more water which means an overall increased output of urine.

You will need…
-Roughly 1 cup of fresh parsley OR 2 tablespoons of dried parsley
-1-2 cups of water

Bring water to a boil and add the parsley if you are using fresh-which is preferable in my opinion. Reduce the heat so it simmers steadily and let the leaves infuse the water like this for 6-10 minutes. Strain the leaves out and drink the water hot. If it’s a hot summer day, pop it in the fridge for refreshing parsley “iced tea.”

If you use dried parsley, simply place it in a cup of boiling water, cover, and steep for 8 minutes before straining and drinking.

Parsley Water Remedy

5. Chew Some Celery Seeds

Celery seeds also act as a diuretic, due mainly to one of the constituents of celery oil, butylphthalide. If parsley water just isn’t your thing, chewing a handful of celery seeds can help increase the production of urine. If you want to get some more fluid, make celery seed water (follow the method for dried parsley.)

You will need…
-A handful of celery seeds

Once or twice a day, snack on celery seeds right after a meal-it can also help with digestion, so why not? If you do this daily, some anecdotal evidence suggests it can help prevent UTI’s.

6. Mmm Cucumbers

This is an easy one for me-I love cucumbers! I don’t know why, but they’re one of my favorite snacks. While other kids at lunch were busy swapping candy bars, I was eyeing the cucumber slices. Thanks to their high water content, cucumbers are a great way to get to get extra fluid through your system when you find yourself having a hard time drinking enough water.

You will need…
-1 cucumber, sliced

Rinse and slice a cucumber-enjoy!


7. (Maybe) Avoid the 4 C’s

Chocolate, citrus, carbonation, and caffeine-these are 4 things that you should avoid if you find yourself getting UTI’s frequently. All of them can irritate the lining of the bladder, and potentially make it easier for bacteria to adhere. Citrus will increase the acidity of your urine, which will make it even more painful to pee. When possible, try to steer clear of as much of these as you can-it’s not easy, but it can make life more bearable. On the other hand, some people can find citrus actually helps, hence the “maybe” in the title.

8. Use Heat

It’s not just peeing that hurts when you have a urinary tract infection-the inflammation and irritation can cause a constant, nagging discomfort that makes you feel painfully cramped up. When this happens, applying heat over your bladder can bring some serious relief. The gentle warmth will relax your muscles, melting away the pain caused by spasms or inflammation.

You will need…
-A hot water bottle (or something similar)

Fill up your bottle with water that is hot, but still comfortable to the touch. It should be “toasty” not burning hot. It shouldn’t feel like a hot hard lump, but rather feel like a water bed. This way, the surface of the bottle can lie flatter than if it was bulging and rounded with water. Wrap it in a dishtowel and lie down, placing it right over your bladder. You can lightly rest your hands on it to increase contact, but don’t press on it-when you’re so uncomfortable it can be tempting to try and “push” the pain away, but it doesn’t work. Leave the bottle on for as long as needed.

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9. Ginger Tea

No list dealing with any condition that involved any kind of inflammation would be complete without ginger. Its chemical make-up allows it to block prostaglandin synthesis, a process which creates little messengers (aptly called prostaglandins.) Prostaglandins communicate about a variety of biological processes, such as inflammation. They also transmit pain signals to neurons. It can therefore help to prevent inflammation, reduce current inflammation, and reduce pain. This is the same process that OTC anti-inflammatory medications-just without all the nasty side-effects!

11. Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice is bit further down than you might expect on a list of home remedies for a UTI, but its helpfulness is not set in stone as much as people seem to think. The idea behind it is that the bacterium that causes UTI’s have fimbria (hair-like) appendages-that make it possible to cling onto the lining of the urethra. The combination of acidic substances in the juice may make it harder for the fimbria to stick to things, thus reducing chance of infection and/or making it harder for bacteria to multiply. Studies seem to show that it does indeed help, however, it is the most effective on women who have had UTI’s before, or suffer reoccurring infections. You also need to drink a decent amount of it to get the effects, and many people in the studies withdrew because they found themselves with a stomachache. All of that being said, its worth trying-and you may just find that it really does work for you.

You will need…
-Cranberry Juice

If possible, get “real” cranberry juice, or at least juice that isn’t loaded with sugar. Drink a full 8 ounce glass three times daily. To potentially prevent infections, drink 1-2 daily.

Cranberry Juice for UTI

12. Start Feeling Blue

Blueberries are from the same genus as cranberries, Vaccinium, and may also help ward off potential UTI’s by affecting the fimbria of the bacteria trying to attach itself to the urinary tract. Blueberry juice isn’t as easy to come by as cranberry juice (and is usually mixed with things like grape or apple juice), so try consuming these tasty berries whole instead.

You will need…
-1-2 cups fresh blueberries

Rinse your berries and enjoy them daily. They make the perfect addition to just about any breakfast; I absolutely love them in oatmeal.


13. Hot, Hot, Horseradish

Originally from Europe and a member of the cabbage family, horseradish is known for spicy, pungent, sinus-clearing spread made from the white roots of the plant. A natural compound in the plant, allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), has a strong antimicrobial effect. While cranberries and blueberries may be bacteriostatic, meaning they inhibit the reproduction of bacteria, AITC is bactericidal, which means it kills bacteria outright. It does so by attacking the cellular membrane of the bacterium, making it impossible to be viable or survive.

You will need…
-1/2 teaspoons fresh horseradish (root)
-A grater
-A glass of water or milk

Grate the fresh horseradish, and start by taking 1 teaspoon twice a day. The max dosage is 1 ½ teaspoons three times daily, stopping if stomach upset occurs. If you have a hard time with the spice, a glass of water or milk nearby can help. I find milk to be preferable as water can sometimes seem to spread the spice around!

14. Cream of Tartar & Lemon

This is an old home remedy, not a shiny “this-new-study-just-found” type of remedy, but I love it anyways. Sometimes these old gems work better than anything else you can hunt down, and sometimes they don’t make any difference at all. Cream of tartar may work because it changes the pH of your urine, making a less-friendly environment that makes it harder for bacteria to thrive in. Add in a bit of lemon or lime juice for vitamin C, and you’ve got a powerful bacteria killing concoction that can dry a UTI right up.

You will need…
-1 ½ teaspoons cream of tarter
-Lemon or lime juice (preferably fresh)
-Fresh water

Stir cream of tartar into ½-1 cup of warm water. Add a dash of lemon or lime juice, and drink 1-2 times a day. This can also help prevent UTIs when taken daily.

We Want to Hear from You! Let us know which remedies work and do not work for you, ask a question or leave a comment:


  1. Wendy says:

    Juniper berries are also helpful.

  2. Patty says:

    Where can you find the lavender essential oils at.

  3. Sandy says:

    Coconut oil also works.

  4. Sharon says:

    I’m living in Peru for one week. I have suffered chronic UTI for years with antibiotic resistant bacteria. My urethra is so inflamed that I actually bleed. Antibiotics cause a horrible cycle.

    I met a Shaman who told me to drink clean water, room temp every morning and evening with the juice of one LIME AND LOCAL HONEY to taste. In 4 days I could not believe the change in my body ! The discomfort was gone , my urine was clear, the frequent urgency was gone. I was more able to empty my bladder.

    I just am not clear if I should use this as a preventive every day or only when I have symptoms. I faithfully take a cranberry sublime by daily and eat allot of Ginger. I might add the parsley tea. Thank you for this article!

  5. Faith says:

    I use cornsilk tea. It is also an old fashion remedy- but amazingly affective. You can drink it also as a preventative or when you feel a UTI coming on.

  6. Edwina says:

    The water you boil barley in is very fast in giving relief too.

  7. Joy says:

    I love your solutions! In recent years I have been dealing with bladder and kidney infections and it’s great to see more options than drinking cranberry juice. Hybiscus tea is a great remedy too given to me by my acupuncturist. Drink as many as you can. I did have a couple alarm bells ring with the parsley tea, and it is only through experience that I learned this, it is VERY dangerous for pregnant women and can cause miscarriage. Especially combined with vitamin C, which is highest in things like cranberry juice.

  8. Jamie says:

    I have not had many UTI’s , but I have had enough to know they hurt like the dickens and you want nothing more than relief. U will literally try ANYTHING. Water is GREAT but i was told by a little old lady one time to add lemon juice from a whole lemon to a whole glass of warm water. It was like magic the next time i actually had to pee for real it helped. I felt 100% better. Try it! It is not the best tasting thing in the world if you don’t like lemon but like i said u are willing to try anything. So try it I swear by it now and I start drinking it as soon as i feel a burn!

  9. Jeannette says:

    Thankyou guys so much.. Ive been in soo much pain just recently was told i had bv and a uti and neither will go away. Ive tried antibiotics and a few remedies so hopefully the remedies will work. The peroxide and coconut oil has helped so much. Thankyou all for your help

    • Robyn says:

      Bv is normally caused by being to clean or inserted irritations, try avoiding using tampons as they are the cause of many cases of bv and of course my own, also when washing use a no scented body wash or just plane bath/shower water! Unfortunately bv is a regular thing and will stay for the rest of your life but if you stick to avoiding scented body washes and tampons, it should stay away! Also contraception can be a big cause too, such as condoms, the coil, the mini pill!

    • Doreen says:

      Do we have to drink coconut oil not sure as ism struggling wit this situation very badly!!!?

  10. Cirita Watson says:

    Drinking concord grape juice is a recommendation that came to me from a urologist. For years now, whenever I or my children come upon a UTI we drink up (not cocktail or plain grape juice but usually the Welch’s brand) along with plenty of water and the symptoms resolve. I’ve never had much luck with cranberry juice but this helps every time with no need to visit the doctor.

  11. Shannon says:

    It’s nice to finally see a helpful list of natural remedies online. After struggling with back to back UTI’s and having antibiotics become resistant, I started drinking more water, cut out most sugar, soda and coffee, took cranmax daily and was able to go 1 year and 4 months without getting another UTI. UNFORTUNATELY, I’m here commenting because I just got another one. I can tell you that taking enchinachea at the onset of one has helped me bounce back several times and even beat it twice. Whenever I take it and have a urine test done it will always shows a spike in white blood cells but comes back negative for bacteria. Doctor thinks it’s because the enchinachea is fighting it so much that it keeps it from growing. Just ran to the health food store to try some of the suggestions above. Thank you! Oh, a few other suggestions I’ve stumbled across but haven’t tried: uva ursi, pipsissewa and d-manose.

    • Angelica says:

      I have an awful UTI right now, and cannot go longer than 5 minutes without feeling the urge to go. Burning, cramping, stinging, gritting my teeth… wow these things are awful! I have been suffering with them since I was very young, and am also antibiotic resistant. I was overjoyed when I thought I found a natural solution sometime last year, I started steeping Uvi Ursi leaves as a tea every day, only to end up at the doctor with a new stomach condition. Upon further research it is warned that this herb can cause stomach irritation. I ended up having to have an endoscopy to rule out a bleeding ulcer. Although these remedies are natural, it does not mean that they do not have side effects. Just wanted to get that out there for others to see. I am also a nurse, and prefer to the use of CAM therapies over conventional medicine, and have had to learn the hard way that ALL MEDICINAL HERBS have side effects, and should be used with caution. I am trying the lemon water right now – wish me luck!

  12. Chantal says:

    What if you’ve got none of the above in your house. It’s very late at night so I can’t even go out and buy them and it’s literally keeping me up and I can’t even go to sleep. What else can you use?

    • Esther Wilhelm says:

      Lots and lots of water. Heating pad. I found I felt better sitting up a little — “slept” in the recliner with a heating pad on low.

  13. Julie says:

    I used boric acid and it went away almost immediately. It’s a powder which you stick up you. It’s amazing. Also, eating plain yogurt is also very helpful.

  14. Melanie says:

    I’m only 15, but I have had troubles with UTIs since I was little. This past year alone I have had 4. It’s nice to find other alternatives other than cranberry juice to relieve the pain, because the trip to the doctors is an even bigger one. I take cranberry supplements daily, but I’m glad I’ve found other ways to prevent them and relieve myself from future discomfort.

  15. Brittnee says:

    I have none if the above at my house and its 2am and can’t go out!! I am in a lot of pain and discomfort what do I do?! Please help!

    • Carol says:

      Take a hot bath, as hot as you can stand it. Do not use any scented or antibacterial products. The best thing is just water. I start with about an inch of warm water and gradually add in HOT water. It turns my skin very red, but it helps a lot. It also helps with other aches and pains. While you are in there also drink a couple cups of warm water or parsley tea. Another thing I use is water with apple cider vinegar. Use about 2 teaspoons to 8oz. of water. I sweeten it with stevia to make it palatable. It taste like sweet and sour. Use honey if you don’t have any natural sweeteners or drink it straight if you can.

    • Sophie says:

      I know its a bit late now Brittnee, but if you get stuck like this in future, take some panadol or ibuprofen, drink 2 massive glasses of water, get comfy and read a book or watch a movie to get your mind off it until the pain relief kicks in. It’s worked for me

    • Della says:

      You may not currently have any watermelon seeds either but when you have the next watermelon instead of throwing away those seeds keep them and dry them out to make tea next time a UTI rares up. Just break up a few (maybe 5-6) seeds and steep in cup of hot water five or so minutes, strain out seeds and drink. It doesnt taste like watermelon or really anything but I usually start feeling better before my tea is finished. Repeat as often as you wish.

  16. Mary says:

    Uva Ursi has been used for hundreds of years in many cultures. If you feel a UTI just beginning, it can be very effective to use Uva Ursi and avoid having to take antibiotics. I’ve done this in pill form, but my preferred form is a liquid Tincture available at health type shops. The best is a Swiss one by A. Vogel, and it’s been around over 90 years. Taking 15 drops in water three times a day works wonders. Of course you might want to check with your doctor first. Also this one has echinacea as a secondary ingredient and they caution people who have allergies to the daisy family.

  17. Cierra says:

    I actually have a question. I went to the doctors back and fourth for my pain and discomfort before, during, and after urinating. Right now I have this pain down there that is very sharp and comes every 10-15 seconds. And it lasts for 2-3 seconds. Ive done all the medicine you could think of, and pain remedies. But all of them don’t seem to help because it keeps coming back. Is there anything else that I could do to get rid of this? Please and Thank You.

    • Misty says:

      Cierra I went to the doctor and they told me the reason my uti’s were so frequent was because I had poop backed up in me and it was causing bacteria down there, take daily fiber supplements/ this is the most likely way to stop your uti’s is too clear your system. If this doesn’t work, id try lemon and water , and cranberry supplements. If that doesn’t work go to the doctor!! The medicine I take works, amoxicillin, it works really well, you take it for about 5-10 days depending on what your doctor says. If they keep coming back, it is probably bc of poop, or your hygiene may not be good, or you probably should drink more water, stay off of soda, caffeine , and citrus. I don’t drink a lot of soda or coffee anymore, and it works to not drink them!!

    • H says:

      It may be pelvic floor pain. See a physical therapist that specializes in pelvic health.

      • N says:

        YES! While I still suffer with frequent UTIs (I’m on of the lucky 2% of the population who has bacteria in their bladder all the time), I learned that a great deal of my chronic pain was due to (in my case) Spastic Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. I became aware that something other than UTIs might be causing my pain when on two occasions I had lots of the UTI-type pain but both cultures came up negative. I went to a Urologist and she identified that I had SPFD. I have had PTand it helped, but it was too difficult a process for me for a number of reasons. I now do a form of breathing called Coherent Breathing and it is working as well as the PT for me without the intrusiveness. Finding out the correct diagnosis made all the difference to me. I don’t feel hopeless about my conditions. UTIs and PFD may never go away but I was to control my pain.

  18. Ankita Singh says:

    Hey thank you so much for providing so many helpful and effective home remedies. It’s almost 5th time I am suffering from frequent urination and I am really gonna try that water, lemon and honey combo and plain curd.
    And I think avoiding contraceptive options will reduce the risk too. Thank you!!

  19. Shah says:

    Chia seeds really help and also coconut water.. Soak spoon of chia seeds in water for few minutes and mix in juice or water and drink it.. Really helpful

  20. Brydie says:

    Water! Water, water, water, water. As much water as you can possibly squeeze into your body, all day long! Mix that with a high dose of vitamin c every day and a bit of cranberry juice. If the pain bothers you, use heat. I have found this is the single most effective thing, and I have uti’s recurring. I have done the antibiotics thing and it just doesn’t work as well as the natural treatments.

  21. Rylan Gibvens says:

    Number 9, the Ginger Tea, is a little misleading as a potential cure based on your description. From what you say it is not curing anything only relieving the pain, or masking symptoms.
    That might not be good in this situation as it could allow the infection itself to get worse without the symptoms getting worse. That could result in a relatively simple infection becoming more complicated

    Thanks for the other tips. I like that you don’t proclaim natural remedies to be the only way to go, your advice seems moderate and sensible.

  22. Melissa says:

    If you are able to stomach it.. mix 1 shot of apple cider vinegar (pure with the mother) with 8 oz of water and drink it every morning.. it’s absolutely awful, but it naturally balances out your ph levels and does wonders for your body.. including clearing up uti’s. I always have something sweet to stick in my mouth right after.. like a piece of candy or fruit.. you might need to hold your nose lol. Also, if you soak in a hot tub with about 7 drops of essential tea tree oil, that will draw the infection out as well.

  23. Saba says:

    Yogurt lassi works fast for urine infection
    It’s the healthy bacteria fights irritant bug

    Half cup plain (unflavoured) yogurt
    1 litre water
    Salt to taste (or maybe a pinch)

    Blend the lot in a blender/or mix well with a spoon. Dink it throughout the day …
    ….Infection away by the end of the day.
    Good luck

  24. B. A. says:

    My wonderful cleaning lady from Mexico says the women there who can’t afford antibiotics boil the Cornsilk from four ears of corn with 4 cups of water, strain it & drink 2 cups every day until the UTI disappears.

  25. XYZ says:

    I am suffering from heat in urine, I don’t get any relief please advise.

  26. Dory says:

    I have been getting UTI’s for the last 23 years. Have been told many things over the years, Mine are always do to intercourse with my husband of 25 years. We have both been tested to rule out any other problems, I always make sure I urinate after intercourse and even shower but still I manage to get a UTI. Have always just immediately gone to Dr. but worried I will become antibiotic resistant if this keeps happening and I keep seeking conventional methods of treatment. I am in the middle of a UTI at this moment and decided to change my way of helping myself. Last night I used the Parsley Tea WOW! When I had to urinate at 2 this am it was no problem. Even now I am feeling better, just wondering if this actually cures the problem or masks it. Should I still seek Dr. help?

    • Claire Goodall says:

      I am sorry to hear about your reoccurring UTI’s, they are so awful! Glad that the parsley helped. Parsley in and of itself does not kill off bacteria that is causing the infection, but because it creates an increased output of urine it CAN help flush out bacteria that’s creating problems for you. I’ve always found that when I am able to actually get something out when I go, I not only feel better but the issue clears up faster. However if you’re concerned, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor. The biggest concern with a UTI is it spreading eventually to the kidneys and become a serious problem. I hope you continue to feel better, and that some of these remedies continue to help!

  27. smith says:

    I have undergone treatment and had lots of tablets . Actually i don’t have painful urination but the place is fully itching can’t stay quiet and it really hurts .Am i still affected with this UTI ?
    What should i do to Stop this itching???

    • Ana says:

      Hi there, I’m not a doctor, just speaking from experience.
      Personally I’m very sensitive to antibiotics and usually after taking them I get Candidiasis, which has the symptom you describe: lots of itching, so it is possible that you no longer have an UTI, but the meds you took have given you Candidiasis, if I was you I would go to the doctor to be sure of what it is.

      Woke up with an UTI today, and am roaming the Internet in search of alternative treatments because I’m dreading the effects that come after I take antibiotics…

      • Sophia says:

        I am surprised that people avoid cranberry juice because, they say, it’s too hard to drink enough and because it has too much sugar. I recommend buying real cranberry juice, which doesn’t taste sweet at all. In fact it is so pungent that it tastes like a strong medicine. I drink just 2 to 4, or as many as I can tolerate, shot-glass-sized glasses per day when I have a UTI. Pure cranberry juice seems expensive, but it really isn’t. A few pints to a quart costs between 8 and 12 dollars, but since no water is added a little goes a long way. I imagine there’s less than a shot of cranberry juice in an eight-ounce glass of those cranberry juice “cocktails” people buy. Sometimes I’ll drink a shot a day for maintenance; and sometimes I’ll follow the shot with a tall glass of water or other drink because the real juice is really pungent and dry. If you can’t find undiluted cranberry juice in your supermarket, I recommend looking for it at Whole Foods or a “health-food” store.

  28. Lynh says:

    I have been having very painful urination for the last 4 days now. I have never had it before. I am travelling overseas so I would love to hear more about ways to naturally cure my painful urination other than medication.

  29. apple says:

    Hey, i have learned a lot from these comments. I’ve suffering with this burning and tingling sensation every time i pee. So disturbing since last night. Just notice unusual discoloration on my pee and there is like small blood like fluid. Im taking water as mich as i can now. And will try some lemon. Lets see. Hope it will wrk. Thanks.

  30. MerryMarjie says:

    Hi! Little old lady here who started getting UTI’s last year after hurting my back (spondylolesthesis). I know there must be some connection. I’ve tried the antibiotics but was looking for home remedies since the doctor’s office charges $100 to come in for a test. Thank you so much for not only your suggestions, but for the women who took the time to comment here with their own experiences, very helpful to everyone. Women helping women is one of the most valuable ways we can learn, and each additional comment is useful. Thank you!

  31. Alison says:

    Wow the baking soda and parsley ginger tea gave basically instant relief from discomfort and frequency thank you sooooo much

    So good to know they’re natural and healthy remedies

  32. Sage says:

    I have just gotten my second UTI and im only 18. I have a constant burning, even when I’m just sitting or laying down. The only thing that I have found that relieved the burning was the hot water treatment, holding it in the pubic bone or even a bit lower to where the burning is helped within minutes. Thank you for all your advise!

  33. Jody says:

    My youngest daughter gets a lot of uti’s. The pediatrician has told me to add some baking soda to a few inches of water in the tub and let her sit in it for 15 minutes or so. She’s 16 now and has been doing it for years…it works! She is a vegan now so avoids pop, sweets, junk food etc but still gets them. I wish we could figure out how to stop it altogether but until then I’ll continue to keep a box of baking soda in the bathroom cabinet for her. Best wishes!

  34. Perly Akh says:

    For the UTi treatment, can you please guide on the horseradish treatment. IS it to be taken cooked or uncooked, I have always taken it after cooking, however the way its written on the website it seems like it needs to be taken without cooking. Would appreciate if you can clarify.


  35. Roycee says:

    I’m 73 with a history of UTI’s. I am antibiotic resistant. I make a health drink with 1/4 c. freshly ground ginger, juice from 4 lemons, 1/8 c. fresh mint leaves, kale (a handful), and a whole cucumber. I grind it all up, add one gal. water and refrigerate overnight. This lasts me four or five days. (I strain before drinking, and put pulp back in water. Well worth the twenty minutes it takes to make. A gallon each week does the trick for me.
    Thank you for your wonderful ideas.

  36. emaily says:

    Number 3 really helps thanks

  37. Mairina K says:

    I have severe UTI for 7 months I took 10 different antibiotics including copro, levofloxacin, bactrim, etc. I have burning sensation after I use restrooms. I’m taking now cranberry in capsules, D mannose, vit. c nothing helps so far

  38. Prissy says:

    I am suffering from a UTI as we speak. I’ve been up since early yesterday and have taken ibuprofen 600mg tablet & have already put down 4 full glasses of h20 in the last hour & 1/2. Like many of the other women on here, I’ve suffered from chronic UTIs for years and geeze they are so painful. I find it useful to drink cranberry juice & loads of water. I actually do not drink sodas as I don’t care for them but I love coffee. I’m not sure of the cause of this one because it happened so quickly with just dull backaches then I couldn’t pee. I pray for all of you women that suffer UTIs and i will be trying the essential oil tree tree bath soaking as soon as daylight hits and stores open.

  39. Lindsey says:

    I tried explaining to my husband that condoms could cause this to happen and he didn’t listen and now that I have one he doesn’t care at all. He has never had one and doesn’t understand he just thinks it’s like when you pregnant and have to pee all the time. I tried explaining it and he calls me a hypochondriac. This sucks

    • Veronica Ross says:

      I would get rid of that SOB. I wouldn’t have a man around who didn’t show me some compassion. Unfortunately some dont wake up till you are gone.

  40. Carmen says:

    White vinegar does the trick. Bath in about 1 x cup of white vinegar twice daily

  41. Franklina Budu says:

    Can boiled sour sop leaves be used?

  42. Nechamah says:

    Pomegranate juice helps me

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