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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Alka Seltzer
- Alkaline Diet
- Antibiotics, Cranberry Juice
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cranberry
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cranberry, Vitamin C
- Apple Cider Vinegar, D-Mannose
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Ginger Root Tablets
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Uva Ursi
- Avoid Alcohol, Drink Water
- Avoid Garlic and Citrus Avoid Backlighting Computer Monitors
- Avoid Spermicides
- Baking Soda
- Ball Stretch
- Bladder Infection Causes
- Chinese Herbs
- Citric Acid Supplements
- Club Soda
- Coconut Milk
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Cornsilk and Shave Grass Teas
- Cranberry for Prevention of UTI
- D-Mannose, Garlic, Alkaline Pills
- Dandelion Tea and Oregano Oil
- Dietary Changes
- General Feedback
- Golden Seal and Echinachea
- Goldenseal and Echinachea
- Grape Leaf Pickles
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Grapeseed Extract
- Group B Strep
- Hematuria Remedies
- Herbal Tea
- Himalayan Salt
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hygienic Practices
- Lime Juice for UTI Prevention
- Link to Drinking City Water
- Marshmallow Root Extract
- Multiple Remedies
- Olive Leaf
- Olive Leaf, Turmeric
- Oregano Oil
- Pilates and Chiropractic Treatments
- Plantain Tea
- Probiotic Suppository
- Remedies for Recurrent UTI
- Remedies Needed
- Rock Salt
- Sea Salt
- Sea Salt, Baking Soda and Cranberry Pills
- Ted's Remedies
- Treat According to Your Urinary pH
- Urinate After Sex
- Uva Ursi
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Water With Lime and Lemon
- Watermelon Seed Tea
- Watermelon, Baking Soda, Azo
- White Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Infections
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Filtered Water
A day or two of twice daily ACV tonics should halt a bladder infection, but continue for a few days afterward to make sure—take 1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, unsweetened, in a tall glass of water.
[YEA] 08/16/2007: Michelle from Gladwin, MI: "I had been suffering from reoccurring urinary tract infections, and reading a lot about ph levels in the body. I found out by using ph strips that my body was at a 4.0 on the ph scale. I started taking the apple cider vinegar to change my ph (which is now stable at a 6.5). My urinary tract infections cleared up, my acne cleared up, my heart burn cleared up. I am completely shocked and grateful that I ran across this home remedy."
[YEA] 05/27/2007: Linda from Hollister, CA: "I read this site and I'm so glad I did. For a week I have had the sensation of needing to urinate, going often with very little output. I first got the cranberry juice which has worked in the past but didn't seem to this time. Last night I took a soup spoon and a half of vinegar by mouth and within an hour or so, no sensation like I'd had before! Thanks guys, very much! I also must say that I had no stomach pain or back pain or anything else associated with this, it was just the sensation which is very unsettling. I love asparagus, so I will try that remedy or maybe just eat them anyway----you know for extra insurance!"
[YEA] 05/02/2007: teechie from mansfield, ohio: "Last year i got my first bladder infection with antibiotic to treat it. But after 1 month it came back, again i got rid of it by pills from the doctor. During the process i told a friend about my painful experience. She suggested a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every night before bedtime. Since then ive had no more bladder infections! Recently it came back due to not urinating before or after having intercourse. so as long as you do that, and take the ACV, no more painful bladder infections!"Replies
09/12/2013: Karen from Boston, Ma replies: "Arm & Hammer doesn't contain aluminum - why did this myth get started? I read pure baking soda has no aluminum - ouch - poor
Arm & Hammer - they must be losing lots of customers and I am not a spokesperson for the company just a sympathizer"
EC: Yes, a contributor verified this years ago. Arm & Hammer Baking Soda does not contain aluminum!
[YEA] 04/13/2007: Anoo from Burlington, Canada: "I had my first bladder infecton today-sex related. I have gone from the extreme urge to urinate without having to, crawled up in fetal position to avoid pain, and extreme pain when urinating but not actually needing to. I drank alost 2 L of cran juice without need to urinate. Have been drinking 4 TBS of Apple Cider vinegar ever hour or so in a dash o f water, a full dropper of Oil of oregano every hour or so. I went from fetal position of urination urge and lv 18 of 1-10 of after void pain to lv 2 with constant apple cider vinegar, oil of oregano, and a urinary tract combo with d-mannose in a span of 8 hours."
[YEA] 02/06/2007: Mary from Nevada City, CA: "I had great luck last year with d-mannose - and when I told my friends about it, they tried it too - ext me they needed it. They were also amazed at how quickly it worked. But I gave so much away that I didn't have any left when I felt a UTI coming on today. Normally these haven't reversed themselves and I was concerned - so I came back to your site wondering about ACV for a UTI. I have had a few doses today (2 TBL in water) and I think the problem is almost completely gone!"Replies
03/04/2011: Gigialex from West Sacramento, Ca, Usa replies: "I am a huge fan of Apple Cider Vinegar. I read on this website awhile back that it is effective in treating sinus infections. I now drink it daily mixed with tea and local honey which has made a HUGE difference with my sinus infections. When I recently ended up with a bladder infection I decided to try to apple cider vinegar to treat it since I do not like taking antibiotics. In the meantime, I went in and did a urinalysis and urine culture (which ended up coming back clear). The ACV seemed to help immensely with my symptoms. Whenever I started to feel bladder symptoms I drank a glass of tea mixed with apple cider vinegar. I was amazed that my symptoms seemed to get better until I started to have back pain about couple of weeks later. The back pain started as a general achy feeling in my back... Almost like the flu. I had been exposed to the flu at my daughter's birthday party so I figured I must be fighting it off. I probably wasn't drinking as much water as I sould have been at this time either. I went for about a week with the sore back when I suddenly developed a low grade fever, nausea and severe fatigue. I started to put two and two together that maybe I had developed a kidney infection. I went back to the doctor the next day and did another urinalysis and urine culture. The urinalysis came back with white blood cells and a small amount of protein in my urine which meant kidney infection. Two days later the culture came back with the specific bacteria so they knew how to treat it. I am now taking a disgusting antibiotic called Cipro to treat the kidney infection. I hate taking the antibiotics and certainly prefer natural remedies but I won't mess around when my kidneys are involved. My warning is to listen to your body. Even if you feel as though all of your bladder symptoms are gone, if you start to feel back pain or flu like symptoms or have blood in your urine, contact your doctor ASAP."
[YEA] 01/30/2007: Michelle from Kanab, Utah: "I had a kidney stone and was having a hard time passing it. I started taking apple vinegar cider in red raspberry tea after the second cup almost all my pain was gone. It also helps clear up blatter infections."
[YEA] 10/07/2006: Anonymous : "Organic Apple Cider vinegar, with the "mother" (the floating pulp) in the bottle, for a urinary tract infection. Two tablespoons to eight ounces of distilled water. Drink at least four times a day, but more if possible. Also, for a really sever UTI, try four tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar to sixteen ounces of distilled water. It cured my UTI last year, in less than one day. I felt relief almost instantly. I just got another UTI this past week, and the Apple Cider Vinegar worked again."Replies
[YEA] 09/14/2011: Julia from Box Elder, Sd, Usa replies: "I have had a uti for about a week thought I had it under control with cranberry pills, but I was wrong it came back with a vengence! So I tried ACV and WOW! This ACV works fast, I feel so much better now, I'll keep taking it for a few days and then see what happens but I feel so much better "thanks ACV"."
[YEA] 09/07/2006: Rami from Santa Cruz, CA: "This is how I cured my bladder infection. I had such frequent urge to urinate, and burning sensation I was going nuts. I could hardly fall asleep, and I could not be comfortable the entire day. After the initial infection, I had a low grade fever, with soreness and chills that lasted for three days. I followed the natural healing perscription based on my studies of the theory of Toxemia and disease, and as soon as I acknowledged my fever, I stopped eating, I also had little appetite.
After three days, I stayed really warm, and took very hot bath's, my fever left. But the burning urination only improved about 20%.
The improvement was largely from Apple Cider vinegar which I was consuming as often as I could tolerate. I noticed it was not helping too much, so I tried Echniacea tincture, and Goldenseal Tincture, frequently during the fast, they where of little help. My kidney's where aching, and I could feel my veins pulsating throughout my urinary system and lymph system.
I was getting desperate, I bought Oregano Oil extract from Gaia herbs. This instantly made me feel about 50% better, and my whole body relaxed. Even though I was gradually improving by this point, the Oregano Oil was not working as well as I would have liked.
I consulted with an acupuncturist, she recommended Uva Ursi and the Chinese formula Nu Ke Ba Zhen Wan, which also has a different name, but is the same formula. Anyway, both of those last two treatments, especially together, where magic. Thank you to all the people in the world who created Chinese medicine and its herbs. Instead of the typical dose of three pills, I took like 8-10. After I took the pills, my body would feel feverish, and it would feel like I was getting worse, in reality, the pills helped expell the toxins, a few hours later, I would feel much better.
It took about 2 weeks to heal. I never went and saw a doctor. I am still at 95%, but I keep getting better every day, and I no longer feel sick, and the urge to urninate frequently is almost entire gone. I hope this helps you!"Replies
[YEA] 11/02/2010: London from Sandusky , Ohio replies: "Apple cider vinegar IN CONJUNCTION with Echinacia herb pills 3 350mg pills 3 times a day cured my bladder infection. Also, I drank lemon water thru out the day too with this. 1 lemon a day"
[YEA] 10/12/2005: A Falco from Hamilton, Ont.: "I have re-occurancces of bladder infections. I either used anti-biotics or pills from a naturalpath doctor--but I have discovered acv and it works. 2tsp. in a glass of water 6 to 8 times a day for 3 days and reduce as you feel better. I feel more active as well."
[NAY] collette from gaway, ireland: "hi,this is a great site,just found it yesterday as looking for a relief from recurring sinus problem including painful sores on inside tip of nose...not nice! also had just finished taking medicine for cystitus and was all clear. took the 2 tblsp/8oz water and honey last night....loosened mucus almost immediately. but woke at 5 this morn with that burning urinary pain and wonder did the acid in the vinegar trigger the problem again? drinking cranberry juice now..... would really like to give the acv a good go but dont know what to do now!!! please help and god bless"
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda for Bladder Infections
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 to 2 Tablespoons
- Baking Soda - 1/8th Teaspoon
Two or three times a day, drink a large glass of water with 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and an eighth of a teaspoon of baking soda (watch out for the fizz!).
[YEA] 12/23/2013: Norm from Asheville, Nc: "I'm a 67 year old male who had ignored a urinary tract discomfort until it woke me up at 2:30 with acute pain. I read about the apple cider vinegar and baking soda cure, and went for it with 2 Tbs. of vinegar and the touch of baking soda. Back in bed it felt as if my whole body were being alkalized. After continuing with the treatment for 3 days, all the symptoms have gone, and I am grateful to this site for it's simple, effective wisdom."
[YEA] 12/10/2012: Sasha from Toronto, Ontario, Canada: "Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda cleared my UTI infection. I had two urine tests done before I started taking it and it showed that I had a UTI. Went here on earth clinic to search up remedies and started taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with 1/4 baking soda in a full glass of water. I did this 2 times a day after meals... I wanted to do it 3 times but I didnt want to drink after 6 pm (because I would be urinating all night). I did this remedy for 4 days. I went to another doctor to take a urine test and they called me to tell me that my test came back negative! Which means my urine was normal! Oh my god, I was so happy!! So it really does work! I'll keep you updated because I still had an appointment so see a Urologist so i'm going to double check one more time with him which is good. So please, try this remedy - it is AMAZING. Thank you earth clinic!"
[YEA] 02/02/2012: Tupelohonee from Tupelo, Ms: "Thank you for this site! I don't take any prescription medicines unless absolutely necessary (pain med for tooth extraction - only needed it for one day), so I really didn't want to have to do antibiotics for a bladder infection. I was having painful urination, and there was mild discomfort before and afterward.
I tried the baking soda in the morning and noticed that my frequency cut down first, from an hour to two hours between bathroom visits. By that afternoon the discomfort that stayed with me after a "visit" had diminished. I took another dose in the afternoon, and this morning there are no symptoms at all! I can imagine the acidity in my system came from too many desserts. I'd also had a shot of ACV mixed with lemon juice, water, and Stevia after something sweet yesterday, to keep my blood sugar from rising. I hadn't been doing that for a while.
Today, I'll continue both, since I've seen sites since then that said to mix the two. I'll rinse with water afterwards, (to protect tooth enamel), and skip two days after 5 days, as suggested on one of these sites. I need to make sure my ph level is more alkaline.
Thanks, Earth Clinic, for having such a great place to go for natural remedies. I'm adding you to my favorites bar!!"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 08/28/2009: Jenk40 from Seattle, Wa, USA: "Warning: ACV and Baking Soda for UTI. I woke up and realized I was getting a UTI this morning so I came to EC site to find out what I could do without having to use antibiotics. I saw all the positive responses for ACV so I tried that. I put 2 tbsp into to 2 cups of water and drank it down. 20 minutes later I was still in pain so tried again; 2 tbsp ACV in 2 cups water. 40 minutes went by, nothing. Then read that some had needed to add baking soda to the mix. So I put another tbsp of ACV and mixed with 1 tbsp baking soda. In less than 15 minutes the pain had subsided. However, shortly after started having watery diarrhea. I had read in another persons post that people who are experiencing stomach problems should be careful with the ACV/baking soda mixture because it can act as a laxative, but for some reason didn't pay attention. Well, my stomach has been touchy lately and this definitely made it worse. It helps with the infection, but may cause other problems. I don't recommend this cure to someone with stomach issues."Replies
08/29/2009: Jenk40 from Seattle, Wa, USA replies: "I have a question for Ted. I took 1 tbsp ACV and 1 tbsp baking soda together for UTI and it has caused watery diarrhea now for over 24 hours. Can you please recommend anything that will help?"
06/03/2013: Cena from Glendale, Az replies: "To the person who commented saying they drank a whole tablespoon of baking soda, that's probably what messed you up. The recommended dose is one TEASPOON baking soda per one CUP of water. I lowered it myself to an 1/8 of a teaspoon and 2 tablespoons of ACV in the tallest glass I had full of filtered water. I did this twice a day and it cured me of my bloody urine within 24 hours and I barley notice anything anymore when I pee. I think one more day and i'll be good as new. Thank God for this site!"
[YEA] 02/05/2009: Margaret from Ucluelet, British Columbia Canada: "I looked up your site after a bladder infection came on quite suddenly late in the day. I havn't had many of them so my first response would be to immediately get in a doctors visit especially since there was blood in my urine.This couldn't happen until the following morning but having to work I needed something right away. I remembered reading about baking soda helping but then I read all of the successes from your site about acv.I had some on hand and I followed the advise from one of your postings to start off flushing the bladder and voiding by drinking large quantites of water- 8 oz. or more and after an hour or so I started with the acv. I used two tablespoons in about 8OZ. of water and did this almost on the half hour. After about four hours I was still experiencing painful urination and blood but the urgency was easing up some. It was getting close to bed time and I decided to try some baking soda - two teaspoons in 8oz. of water. Within half an hour the urgency was definitly subsiding. Before bed I took on more dose of acv and took two anti- inflamatories. I slept on the couch so my husband could sleep. Amazingly I only had to get up twice to urinate and the pain was definitly better with much less blood.I was able to sleep and in the morming - much to my grateful relief I had no pain and the blood was gone. I took another dose of baking soda and after about a half hour took another dose of acv. I called to cancell my doctors appt. I made it through my day at work even though I wasn't drinking as much water as I probably should have because I couldn,t take all the bathroom braeks- I didn't have the urge to go. Today I am home flushing my system some more and feeling very good. I will continue with the acv . I took the baking soda this morning and will take another dose this evening. I am so impressed with my recovery and the power of this remedy. I will be using acv for its tonic and curative effects daily in my life."Replies
05/01/2012: Linda from Los Angeles, California replies: "Yes! This seems to work!! Its only been three days, but I'm feeling back to normal, and I had another one my SEVERE UTI episodes, to where I thought I would need Cipro again as my usual herbal remedy techniques including just staright apple cider vinegar, were not working at all. It felt the way it did before I got a kidney infection, so this was an advanced bladder infection. What I did::
I've been drinking a TON of fluids, constantly. Fruit juice and ice with dilited purrified water, TEA, water, Apple cider vinegar staight, 1/4th of a cup first thing UPON rising in the morning on an EMPTY STOMACH, (very inportant). Most people cannot do this, and it is, indeed, highly unpleasant, especially if you have stomach/heartburn problems/issues, but this has worked for me and UTI's in the past, but I pretend in my mind that Im drinking at the bar and taking a shot of some crazy strong alcohol, lol!
Then twice a day, I fill a large glass of water, and two capfuls or more, apple cider vinegar, than 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and drink throughtout the day. The first day, (while you are in extreme and uncomfortable pain) I just chugged it. Once in the morn, fixed another concotion, nursed it thru-out the day, (along with other fluids, juice tea, etc) then chugged another concoction before goin to bed.
I'm gonna continue this for another week, altho I feel completely symptom free. I'm not chugging anymore, I'm just gonna nurture 2 glasses of this thru-out the day, (morning evening) I am so glad to be pain free, my God. I feel like Im going to die, it gets so bad, I was crying!
Also, becuz I'm fighting a cold, Ive been taking goldenseal tincture, and Grapefruit seed extract in empty gel caps twice daily aswell. Ive read before, both these herbs do indeed help with UTI's =, so they may be helping aswell. I feel a dropperful of goldenseal tincture in a gel cap in the morn, and about 6-10 drops grapefruit seed extract in another cap and take that in the morn, and do again both in the evening..."