Before the age of the antibiotic, everyone treated their UTIs at home with natural solutions. And they worked! Here are lots of ideas you can try to eliminate, eradicate and wave goodbye to UTIs.
- Drink lots of fluids. I know you’ve heard this one before, but you may have struggled with it. I know it can be challenging to be consistent enough with water to get the desired results. How about setting an alarm every two to three hours during the day to remind you to drink at least one glass of water. Flush out that bacteria by getting up from what you’re doing when it goes off and drinking that glass of water. Take water out with you so you can (again, safely) drink up when you’re not at home. Keep it in the car.
- Urinate often. After sex is a very important time to pee. However, going lots of times during the day can be annoying, I know. Particularly when your body is telling you to go but when you get there, just a little urine flows out or it’s painful to go. Persist and you’ll get better sooner.
- Experiment with probiotics. This good bacteria helps support your body’s normal flora, which defend against UTI infections. This is even more important if you have been on a course of antibiotics recently, which can wipe out beneficial flora that is needed to prevent the overgrowth of microorganisms that lead to illness.
- Garlic carries out a variety of antimicrobial activities in its pure form. Try adding it to your diet or choosing a garlic supplement to combat your UTI.
- Clove oil: This oil has antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral activity. It can be taken internally for two weeks, by which time your UTI may be long gone. It is best used under the care of a healthcare provider or nutritionist.
- Myrrh and oregano oil. Myrrh can be applied onto a warm or cool compress or rubbed into the skin. Oregano oil can be taken internally for two weeks, but it should also be administered under the guidance of a health care provider.