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Can I use vinegar to treat urinary tract infection?

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Does vinegar help urinary tract infections? How much does this cost?
Posted Sat, 11 May 2013 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 30 minutes later

Welcome to XXXXXXX

Vinegar especially XXXXXXX cider vinegar is thought to help in UTI but do not take it to treat a UTI without consulting your doctor first. Most UTIs require antibiotic treatment and the vitamin C in XXXXXXX cider vinegar can interfere with the effectiveness of certain prescribed antibiotics. The most effective way to treat a UTI naturally, in conjunction with antibiotics, is to drink plenty of water to help flush out harmful bacteria.

A urine culture and sensitivity is usually performed to find the exact microorganism that is causing the infection and to determine the most effective antibiotic to treat it.

A short course of antibiotics is all that is required for the management of UTI. You should also ensure to take plenty of fluids as eradication of infection by flushing out the bacteria with adequate fluid intake does help a lot.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Hope it helps you. Regards.
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