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How can one treat a possible bladder infection using home remedies that DO NOT contain vitamin c.

my 9 year old niece may have yet another bladder infection, she is allergic to vitamin c so the cranberry juice is out of the question. she drinks a ton of water so she is flushing the system. any ideas?

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An old farming community remedy is to drink asparagus juice straight down. Nothing to drink for about an hour, then drink about 3 glasses of water over the next hour or two. Asparagus does have a small amount of vitamin c in it though, so you need to see exactly what kind of allergy your niece has. If she is able to do this, her urine will smell awful when she goes. I drank it from the canned one but your can boil your own. Worked for me.

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cool, she's a weird kid and loves her veggies, think we might give it a go. the allergy was by process of elimination. it's a biggie if there's a high vit c concentration.
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Cranberry juice

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Get the poor kid some antibiotics. I hope she got something for the pain at least. Bacteria in the bladder has a difficult time surviving in an acidic environment. Eliminating acidic, ascorbic acid containing drinks is kind of limiting. Call the doc or take her to the health department for treatment.

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You can get a prescription for Bactrim for $4.00
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I get UTI fairly often so I know the stuff is cheap but I know there are lots of folks struggling with no insurance. If adults want to tough it out, fine. But don't make the kids.
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looking for alternatives, this is NOT a primary issue, through process of elimination it's more vitamin c reactions with other things ending in a minor uti. so antibitotics isn't a good solution.
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