Natural Remedies for UTIs

May 16, 2023

Dr. Shaw was recently quoted in an article in LiveStrong about natural UTI treatments you can do at home, noting there are risks with this type of infection and that treatment should be administered by a physician.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are uncomfortable, even painful at times, and should be treated with antibiotics. As Dr. Shaw told LiveStrong, “you will need a round of antibiotics geared specifically to the type of bacteria you are infected with.” While waiting for medical assistance, some people may try home remedies or natural supplements to alleviate symptoms. However, experts emphasize that these remedies are not proven treatments for UTIs.

Home remedies like drinking water, cranberry juice, probiotics, vitamin C supplements, and D-mannose supplements may offer some benefits in preventing UTIs but are not standalone treatments. It’s crucial to consult a doctor to ensure the right treatment and avoid antibiotic resistance.