A UTI, or a urinary tract infection, can be painful and affect the bladder and connecting tubes. While these infections usually aren’t that serious, according to WebMD, they can cause kidney infection if they’re not treated promptly – which can be serious.
While some painkillers can help alleviate the symptoms of a UTI and antibiotics can help clear up the infection, there are a number of things you can do without a prescription to help the recovery process. Here is a list of 12 of them…
Drink a Lot of Water
And we mean a lot. Water can help flush out the bacteria that are responsible for your UTI, according to EveryDay Health. The amount of water you should drink depends on your body mass, it adds.
However, it notes, “aim for half of your body weight in ounces of water, up to 80-ounces (oz) a day.” For example, if you weigh 140-pounds, drink 70-oz of water (that’s about 9-glasses daily if you have an 8-ounce glass).