Key TakeawaysTo properly treat a UTI, it’s essential to consult with a medical professional. As of now, antibiotics are the only known way to treat a UTI. Home remedies such as cranberry juice, garlic, and Vitamin C do not have research to support their ability to treat existing UTIs, so ensuring appropriate treatment is essential since if left untreated UTIs can lead to serious health conditions.
When it comes to UTIs, there are plenty of home remedies rumored as effective; maybe you’ve been taught to drink cranberry juice or read somewhere that eating more garlic will provide relief from urinary issues.
Unfortunately, there are plenty of pervasive myths regarding UTI home remedies with little to no research that supports their effectiveness; in reality, it’s essential to see a medical provider to properly diagnose and treat a UTI.
Home remedies alone, including increased fluid intake, or drinking cranberry juice, do not effectively resolve active UTIs, and in many cases, may have very little impact on urinary health at all.