Natural remedies for a UTI

Reviewed by Dr Jonah Mink, April 21'45 sec read

Antibiotics are usually the most common way to treat a UTI because they kill the bacteria that cause the infection. 

Sometimes, uncomplicated urinary tract infections can clear up on their own; Taking a rest and drinking plenty of fluids can help. Painkillers can also help to cope with UTI symptoms. 

There are other natural remedies some women use:

  • Cymalon sachets are one of the most popular remedies for a bladder infection (also known as cystitis) in the UK. They contain sodium citrate, which works alongside your body to neutralise the acidity within your bladder. This provides effective relief from any discomfort and irritation.

  • Uva-ursi is a natural herb food supplement that contains tannins. This is believed to have astringent effects, causing the mucous membranes in the body to shrink and tighten. As a result, the inflammation caused by UTIs, and particularly cystitis, can be significantly reduced.

  • Azo Urinary Pain Relief is a supplement that contains cranberry, vitamin C and probiotics. It’s an effective pain reliever for UTIs and can be used to alleviate symptoms such as pain, burning sensations and an increased urge to urinate.

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