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4 Ways to Help a Bladder Infection November 19, 2018

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4 Ways to Help a Bladder Infection, Bronx, New York

Bladder infections are the most common type of UTIs — or urinary tract infections — and are caused by bacteria moving through the urethra and into the bladder. These infections can be incredibly uncomfortable and often require the assistance of a doctor for treatment. If you’re experiencing cramping, vaginal irritation, the need to urinate frequently and a burning sensation when you use the restroom, here are a few remedies to soothe the issue.

Top 4 Ways to Remedy a Bladder Infection

1. Antibiotics

Antibiotics successfully kill the bacteria and germs causing the infection in your bladder. This is the doctor-recommended treatment option, as it ensures germs are killed quickly, and symptoms subside in a matter of days. Should you experience symptoms indicating a bladder infection, consider a visit to a walk-in clinic immediately to save yourself additional discomfort.

2. Hydration

If you can’t see a doctor immediately, start your treatment process by drinking plenty of water. By staying hydrated, you’ll urinate more frequently and flush bacteria out of your system. Additionally, water will dilute your urine so that the process of going to the bathroom may be less painful.

3. Cranberry Juice

DoctorWhile trials and research are still underway, many embrace the natural remedy of drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry pills to prevent or treat bladder infections. Should you have to wait on seeing a medical professional due to your schedule, try cranberry juice in the interim to help flush out bacteria.

4. Heating Pads

In addition to experiencing discomfort while urinating and the urge to use the restroom frequently, a bladder infection can result in abdominal pain. Consider using a heating pad to soothe this symptom. When applied in conjunction with antibiotics prescribed by a medical care professional, you’ll see improvements within a day or so.

 

Conveniently located in the heart of the Bronx, Morris Park Medical Center brings top-notch medical care to this thriving New York City neighborhood. If you’re dealing with a bladder infection and looking for a friendly, compassionate doctor that tends to patients in a state-of-the-art facility, call today at (718) 664-7679 to schedule an appointment. For more information on the family medicine services this walk-in clinic provides — from routine examinations to treating adults and minors experiencing headaches, diabetes, asthma, or respiratory infections — visit their website.

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