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Cranberry for UTIs

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GrassW1dow Tue 23-Aug-16 12:48:42

I'm told cranberry is actually pretty useless once you have a UTI infection. But it's good as a preventative measure, so you should take one or more tablets every day (if you're prone to UTIs).

Anyone have any experience of taking cranberry regularly as a preventative measure?

I am so down about yet another UTI. Only happens after sex. Which makes me a bit apprehensive about sex.

EllenRipley Tue 23-Aug-16 13:02:36

D-mannose is very good if your UTI is caused by the E. coli bug. I've used herbs like uva ursi, buchu &cornsilk as well as high strength garlic for uti's - good to catch infection early if you're using natural remedies, not sure they're as effective if it starts heading to your kidneys. X

EllenRipley Tue 23-Aug-16 13:03:24

Oh and make sure you pee after sex!

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