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    Default UTI question

    Do any of you find Cranberry juice actually works for a UTI?

    Kiddo seems to be getting a UTI again, it doesn't seem to be making him too uncomfortable right now, I'd just like a way other than antibiotics to deal with it.

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    Nope, not at all!

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    Nope. Lots of water though. I wouldn't skip antibiotics even if he's not uncomfortable. They can cause scaring if left untreated.

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    I think cranberry juice just helps neutralise the symptoms rather than the actual infection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Nope. Lots of water though. I wouldn't skip antibiotics even if he's not uncomfortable. They can cause scaring if left untreated.
    True, I'll take him to the GP this morning.

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    I think it might help keep the urinary tract healthy but only treatment from a Dr would help cure a UTI. Please don't neglect if symptoms are getting worse. A course of antiobiotics will kill the bacteria. Drinking plenty of water certainly helps.

    Untreated could cause a Kidney infection.

    Kidney infections can be brutally painful. I'm one that has neglected a UTI.
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    The damage done by not treating it properly could be worse than using antibiotics when necessary in my opinion. I’m a little bit prone to UTIs and if I don’t get on top of it quickly it escalates to kidney infection FAST. In fact last time it happened it went straight to the kidneys and I admitted myself to hospital to get intravenous antibiotics.

    Especially with a child I would not try to treat it at home without medical supervision.

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