A urinary tract infection is of 2 types, upper case that is the infection in the kidneys and lower case; an infection in the bladder. It is a bacterial infection that can be bought about by usage of public toilets and urinals. If the lower tract infection is not treated in time it can lead to infecting the kidneys and thus causing an upper tract infection. The only form of cure is to get rid of the bacteria from spreading.
A simple way to eliminate bacteria is to drink plenty of water so that you eliminate the harmful toxins from your body. This helps in preventing the spread of the bacteria. Drink 2 to 4 liters of water in the day to make sure that the bacterium is flushed out of your system.
Cranberry juice is acidic in nature and so is the fruit. Eating the fruit or drinking the juice can help to kill the bacteria that persist in your system. Grapefruit juice will have the same effect as cranberry, however; one must make sure that the juice is in the natural form and is freshly squeezed. Avoid using a blender as it kills the medicinal properties of the fruit. Drink 8 to 10 ounces of the juice.
Orange juice is a good source of Vitamin C and is useful in getting rid of the bacteria that cause the infection. Drink the juice or eat the fruit to ensure that the bacteria are taken care off and they do not spread to different parts of the urinary tract.
There are a few herbal remedies that you can try as well, however; you must be sure that your doctor is aware of the herbal remedies that you are using and the way of administering the herbs.
Ginger is effective in the cure of the urinary infection. The root has anti biotic properties and the pungent flavor of the juice helps to cure the burning sensation and inflammation. Add ginger paste to your soup or salad dressing or a spoon of ginger powder must be consumed mixed with honey.