Does Corn silk tea relieve Uti? and where can i buy them? my uti keeps on coming back and forth and its annoyi?
my uti keeps on coming back and forth. i took doxycycline hyclate, it doesnt really work it. Would the tea help? and where i can buy it from and how can i make it completely go away. TIRED OF THIS
i dont get pain like other people while they pee they have pain. i have pain after im done.. what is this?? and why?
- Ⅿ❂✖ⅈ℮Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Corn silk is only used fresh - it has no usefulness once dry. Horsetail is a great remedy for uti. Real cranberry juice is a useful preventative for uti. Acidophilus is necessary to take after taking antibiotics or you will continue to get uti or other problems (eg. stomach, bowel, etc.).
- 1 decade ago
1) Drink lots of fluids... more than you think you should drink.
Drink water at room temperature by the pint or quart (liter). The more fluid you drink at one time, the more urine you will have to dilute and flush out the bacteria. As soon as you pee, drink more water. Keep doing this. Usually when you get a UTI, you will feel an overwhelming sense of thirst. This is your body naturally trying to tell you to flush out the bacteria. Drinking too much water can be harmful, so don't drink more than 1 liter (~32 oz.) at one time. Wait to drink more until you pee (it should be a significant amount if you drink it all at once). Try to drink at least 6 liters (quarts) to about 8 a day while your symptoms persist. Doctors recommend at least 2 quarts of water a day for most people, although this changes with level of activity and the time of year.
2) Take lots of vitamin C.
Usually 1000 mg is the most vitamin C that should be taken without the recommendation of a doctor, and even this is considered a high dosage. However, if you take 1000 mg multiple times a day (without exceeding 6000 mg), this will boost your immune system, helping your body naturally fight the infection. The biggest benefit, however, is that, like cranberries, it will create an acidic environment for the bacteria in your urine.
3) Ingest all the cranberries you can.
You can get cranberry extract in 9000 mg tablets. Take one or two a day. Supplement these with fresh cranberries and simple (sugar free) cranberry juice. Don't buy the sugar-free **** in the juice aisle. You can get natural, unsweetened (pure cranberry juice) from health food stores and good grocery stores. It's quite expensive. So are cranberry pills. The juice isn't necessary if you have tablets, but the extra fluid is nice to flush out your system. You should definitely splurge on a bag of fresh cranberries if you can find them. They aren't tasty but they will work very well.
Make parsley tea. If you steep fresh parsley in boiling water and drink it as a tea, this will also help you. Parsley is known to have beneficial effects on the urinary tract. The extra fluid will also help flush out your system.
5) Take Acidophilus tablets / Eat yogurt.
Natural yogurt contains probiotics, the good bacteria in your body that helps fight infections. Eat one or two cups natural yogurt, with as little additives as possible, per day. It will help boost your body's natural immune powers. Activia is a really popular brand and has a great variety of flavors.
- ArtemiscLv 71 decade ago
Sounds like one of those crap cures. Drink lots of cranberry juice. There are a lot of little things women can do to decrease them. Sometimes it's a little as changing to cotton underpants.
You might try taking acidopholus tablets. They have them at Walmart, or you can get it through yogurt. I know a couple women how had repeated UTIs and acidopholus helped decrease them.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
uti is a bacterial infection that can only be cured with antibiotics. go to the doctor.
if it becomes a kidney infection you will die