Everyone, men and women, go through the pain of a bladder infection at least once in their life. Some people have them recurrently.
Bacteria called E-coli is responsible for starting the infection process.
Many times, improper wiping technique after using the bathroom are causes of bladder infection. Some people wipe from the rectum towards the front, it should be the opposite, front to back.
Bacteria from the rectum can start an infection quickly in the bladder.
Not urinating before sex can cause germs and bacteria at the vagina to be forced into the vagina and travel to the bladder during the sex act.
Home Treating of Bladder Infection without Antibiotics
With all the hoopla these days about the overuse of antibiotics and the fears of damaging the immune system, people are looking for a better way to treat these painful infections.
Drinking cranberry juice daily can help prevent UTI and treat one in progress. It is considered a urinary antiseptic. Vitamin C, being acidic, is also good for fighting nasty infections.
Plain, fresh, water is one of the best medicines you can put in the body. It is a daily necessity in keeping the body hydrated and flushing toxins out. This cannot be emphasized enough.
Drink at least 8-10 big glasses per day, every day!
Do not douche, it pushes bacteria back up into the body.
Do not go overboard trying to keep the genital area clean. Using antibacterial soaps too much can destroy the natural lining of the vagina or urethra and set you up for a very intense infection as well.