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Hi all I have had a water infection for about  6 months now and have had  lots of anti biotics a ct scan and a cystoscopy all of which have been to no avail.  I am drinking pro biotics and Cranberry juice but it persists.  I have also paid out for a substance called D Mannose but still it persists.  It is not cystitas just a water infection.  Has anyone had any success with anything to get rid this?  I am at a loss to know where else to go with this and worry that that it could eventually affect my Kidneys.

Beginning of the discussion - 20/10/2015

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I had success with Cranberry tablets, which worked where cranberry juice failed - more concentrated I think.  Avoid caffeine, alcohol, spicy food, nicotine, carbonated drinks, and artificial sweeteners can irritate your bladder further.  Vitamin C is also said to help when coupled with copious amounts of water to flush through.

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Many thanks Suncatcher I have tried Cranberry Juice to no avail but will try the Vit C and Tablets.

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Hi again @krissie - the cranberry juice didn't work for me, not the actual juice, but cranberry extract in tablet form did, as it is more concentrated.  Might just be worth a try.

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Hi everyone... I use  to have cystitis all the time and then I stumbled upon bicarbonate of soda and I changed my diet, I don't have cystitis anymore and didn't up until last year when I had a hysterectomy. Now my bladder doesn't have anything to lean against and occasionally doesn't empty as well, I just take half a flat teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda mixed with water and suck up with a straw ( so I don't taste it). Works wonders!

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Hi Hope 12 I have seen this but it also said that it was not good for you.

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Hi Krissie...  It would be dangerous to continually use it without regulation as the ph of the body can increase to unhealthy levels. The body prefers a lean toward alkalinity that way processes function optimally. Bicarbonate is found in all body fluids but our diets tend to be more acidic and hence can become the perfect environment for certain bacteria to thrive. Using bicarbonate changes that environment and bacteria find it difficult to proliferate. On the plus side it's cheap. Don't use baking powder it should just say bicarbonate on the container and Arms and Hammer are the preferred manufacturer because it is the purest on the market. Hope this helps.

Best wishes

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Thankyou Hope

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:)