Bladder Infection Treatment

How to pick the right one for you

The main priority for a bladder infection treatment is for it to work... Fast! Peeing razor blades is no fun. But there are other things to take into consideration when choosing the treatment that is right for you.

  • Will it definitely get rid of the infection or just mask the symptoms?
  • Is it good for my body?
  • Is it expensive?
  • Do I have to have to go somewhere to get it? (Waiting in a line while you need to pee every two minutes is less than desirable!!)

There are a huge range of bladder infection treatments available. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks. So how do you choose the right one for you?

Everyone is different and has different priorities. Perhaps if this is your first bladder infection, you might just want to get rid of it as simply as possible. If you have dealt with recurring bladder infections, you may be more worried about the long term implications of which treatment you take.

Read on to discover which bladder infection treatment is right for you.

Antibiotics

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Antibiotics are the treatment most often prescribed by a doctor. You must visit a doctor to be prescribed antibiotics for bladder infections, which often means a wait at the doctors office and then at the pharmacy to collect them.

Antibiotics are very effective against bladder infections, however I do not recommend them personally as they have other side effects. Antibiotics may be a bladder infection treatment but they can make you more susceptible to further bladder infections in the future. Here is why I no longer use antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance - another reason to choose an alternative treatment

Cranberries

Of all the ways to use cranberry as a bladder infection treatment I have personally found cranberry extract powder the most effective. While it doesn't work in every case, when it does, it works fast.

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Click here to read about cranberries as a treatment for bladder infections.

Home Remedies

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There are a lot of ingredients you will probably already have in your home which can be used for treating your bladder infection. Home remedies are easy to get and cheap but can be very hit and miss as to whether they work. There are also some home remedies that in my experience have masked the symptoms and when I stopped taking it, the bladder infection came back much worse! Read about that home remedy here.

Click here for a list of home remedies that are safe to try. My experience tells me that if you have are not getting any results within a few hours, then move onto something else. Don't spend days counting on a remedy that may not work.

Homeopathic Remedies

My go-to treatment is a homeopathic remedy – it has worked for me every time since I discovered it.

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Pharmacy Treatments for Bladder Infections

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My experience with pharmacy treatments for bladder infections has mainly to be prescribed Ural – which has never worked for me. Click here to read more about why Ural is just a home remedy in expensive packaging..

There is now a new product on the market which has come out since I have solved my own bladder infection problem, called Hiprex. I am currently researching this and will report back on it.

Pharmacists also stock probiotics and vitamins which can be helpful in treating bladder infections. Boosting your immune system allows your body to heal itself - click here for ways to help your body treat itself.

Pain Relief

Click here for some ideas on ways to give you relief while you find a bladder infection treatment that works for you. Please note these will not fix the problem but will help you manage the pain while you find a solution.

For more reading:

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