If you suddenly feel a lot of pressure, pain, and burning when you urinate and around your vaginal area, you may be developing a urinary tract infection (UTI). Having a UTI can be very painful and typically requires taking antibiotics to treat; however, there are times when you might get a UTI and not be able to go to the doctor right away. If you are waiting for your doctor's clinic to open and need some relief in the meantime, you may want to try these three things.
Applying heat to your female area can be a great way to soothe the pressure and pain of a UTI. This will not cure the infection, but it can bring some relief while you are waiting to see your doctor. To do this, take a heating pad and place it on your urethra area. You can leave it there for 30 minutes or longer, and you can reapply the pad as often as you would like.
If you use this method, test the heating pad on your thigh first to see how hot it is. If it burns your thigh, let it cool down slightly before placing it on your urethra. In addition, you may want to leave your underwear on to avoid burning this sensitive area of your body.
Drink more water
Drinking water may not cure a UTI either, but it can help relieve the pain slightly. When you consume a lot of water, it helps flush out your system. This could help eliminate some of the bacteria that is trapped in your body, but it may also help you urinate. One side effect of a UTI is trouble urinating. You may constantly feel like you have to go, yet nothing will come out. If you drink a lot of water, you may actually be able to eliminate some of the fluids trapped in your bladder, and this too could help relieve the pain and pressure of the infection.
Use apple cider vinegar
A third remedy that may help with a UTI involves the use of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a natural ingredient made from apples, and it has the ability to kill bacteria and fungus. While you might not be able to fully eliminate the infection with this, it can make a big difference.
To use apple cider vinegar for this, you should mix two tablespoons apple cider vinegar with one glass of water. Next, drink the entire glass of water and repeat this several times a day. You can do this until you go to your doctor appointment.
Suffering from a UTI can be very painful and uncomfortable. If you feel one coming on, you should call your primary care physician and schedule an appointment with him or her.
Contact a group like Choice Medical Group for more help.Share
26 July 2016
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