White Vinegar for Urinary Infections

By David McGuffin

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is caused by the bacteria Escherichia coli (E. Coli), which normally lives in the digestive system. When it spreads to the urinary tract and combines with the bacteria Staphylococcus saprophyticus, the result is a painful and unwanted UTI.

Symptoms

Common symptoms of a UTI includes a feeling of always needing to urinate, sensations of pain and burning during urination, and bloody or cloudy urine. Oftentimes lower back pain, fever, and nausea are also associated with a UTI.

White Vinegar

Drinking white vinegar can kill the bacteria causing a UTI as well as provide several other benefits to your body. Add 2-3 teaspoons of white vinegar to a glass of water and drink it daily; if symptoms persist, then try drinking the solution of vinegar and water more often or consulting a doctor to determine other options for treatment.

Facts

Although UTIs are much more common in women, they do occur in men. About 11 percent of women report the occurrence of a UTI annually, and women with diabetes and a family history of UTI are at higher risk for having repeat infections.

Considerations

If you have blood in your urine, then you need to consult a doctor. Also make sure that you drink a lot of water to continuously flush your system so as to help prevent and cure an infection. White vinegar alone will not completely solve the problem.

Other Uses for White Vinegar

Drinking vinegar regularly can help with a wide variety of ailments such as arthritis, asthma, colitis, cough and sore throat, diarrhea, eczema, fatigue, food poisoning, and hair loss, and it can help prevent tooth decay. Naturally, there are certain conditions for white vinegar's usefulness and it is not a panacea.

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