Instead of reaching for an antibiotic to treat your urinary tract infection (UTI), consider trying some natural remedies instead. Start by hydrating your body. Drinking plenty of water, at least 16-32 ounces a day, is the best way to help flush out any bacteria lingering in your urinary tract. Adding a teaspoon of baking soda to your water will help make urination less painful.
You can alternate your water consumption with unsweetened cranberry juice. Cranberries are also great at flushing out your system, and preventing any bacteria from sticking to walls of your bladder. You should also add some yogurt to your diet. The natural probiotics found in yogurt will help regulate the bacteria in your system by getting rid of the bad and keeping the good in working order.
In addition to drinking more water and cranberry juice, you should reduce or eliminate your consumption of caffeine, spicy food, and alcohol. These stimulants can actually irritate your UTI and cause it to linger for longer. If you are experiencing any pain from your UTI, you can use a heating pad to soothe your lower abdomen.