Do I Have A Bladder Infection Or A Kidney Infection?
Before looking at a cure, it is important to establish that you do indeed have a bladder infection rather than a more serious kidney infection.
Symptoms Of A Bladder Infection
* Pain on urination
* Cloudy and strong smelling urine
* Mild abdominal pain
* Raised temperature
* A general feeling of being unwell
In addition to the above symptoms if you have any of the following symptoms you should see a doctor as you may have a serious kidney infection and a remedy just intended for the bladder would not be the most appropriate treatment.
Symptoms Of A Kidney Infection
* High fever
* Severe back or abdominal pain
* Blood in the urine
On the assumption that the symptoms you have are typical of those of a simple infection bladder infection treatment of the bladder, you can go ahead and use a suitable cure. The following tips may help give some pain relief although they are unlikely to kill of the bacteria altogether.
* Drink 8 glasses of water daily
* Avoid perfumed shower gels and soaps
* Take showers rather than baths
* Use a hot water bottle on the abdomen
* Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol
* Wear cotton underpants
* Drink 2 glasses of unsweetened cranberry juice each day
Antibiotics are also used sometimes as a way of curing this type of infection although it is less likely that you will be given antibiotics nowadays as doctors are concerned that the overuse of antibiotics is causing "antibiotic resistance" meaning that bacteria are mutating into different forms thus avoiding being eradicated. Fortunately, this is a condition which responds well to a natural bladder infection remedy and you can find details on the link below.