By Dr Harsh Sharma, DHMS, BHMS
Published February 11, 2015, Last updated October 21, 2016
Urinary Tract Infections or UTI can be really troublesome. At times, they last for a long time. Sometimes, they keep on recurring. UTI could mean an infection anywhere in the urinary system. The urinary system is divided into two parts for the sake of convenience. The upper urinary system consists of the kidneys and the ureters. The lower urinary system consists of the urinary bladder and the urethra.
What causes UTI or Urinary Tract Infections
There may be different reasons or causes of Urinary Tract Infections or UTI but most of the UTIs are due to E Coli. It is a bacteria that is normally present in the intestines. Often, due to poor hygiene and some other factors, this bacteria reaches the urinary system. Once they proliferate, they invade almost whole of the urinary tract ranging from the urethra to the kidneys. Certain people like those having Diabetes Mellitus or blood sugar are more likely to get urinary infections. At the same time, those having kidney stones or urinary stones also have more chances of getting UTI. Newly married couples are also more predisposed to get this problem as they can get infected from their partner.
Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections or UTI
The most prominent and common symptom of UTI is that it causes pain or burning during urination. There may be frequent urination, urgency of urination, fever, nausea and vomiting. If the infection is deep or has travelled to the kidneys from the lower urinary tract, the symptoms are likely to be more systemic. Fever is commonly present along with the local symptoms of burning and pain in urethra. When the infection has travelled up into the kidneys, there may be pain in the kidney region of the back. One often has high grade fever and chills may also be seen.
Homeopathic medicines for UTI or Urinary Tract Infections
When it comes to treatment, Homeopathy helps in curing Urinary Tract Infections or UTI in an almost magical manner. Homeopathic medicines for UTI are very effective and give results in a very short period of time. Anyone who has doubt over the efficacy of Homeopathy can see it for himself or herself in a case of UTI. How the miniscule pills of Homeopathy are able to cure will seem nothing less than magic. This is something I can say with a lot of confidence. I have seen so many cases of UTI in my practice that I have lost count of them. In all cases, the homeopathic medicines have worked miraculously. There is no doubt about that. On the basis of my experience treating UTIs, I am giving these 5 best Homeopathic medicines for UTI.
1. Cantharis-one of the best Homeopathic remedies for UTI with frequent urination
When there is a persistent and frequent urge to urinate, Cantharis is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for UTI or urinary tract infections. Every now and then, one feels the urge to pass urine. When one goes to pass urine, the quantity of urine may be little. But after a little time, the urge occurs again. This is one of the leading symptoms that point to Cantharis. When this symptom is present, the medicine is sure to give good results. Of course, there are other symptoms too. There is intense burning and cutting during urination. There may be pain after passing a few drops of urine. The burning is so intenses that the urine seems to scald him. The urine may even be bloody. Urine may pass only drop by drop. There may be pain in the back also. There may be cutting pain before, during and after urination.
2. Apis-one of the best Homeopathic medicines for UTI with burning at the end of urination
When there is burning at the end of urination, Apis is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for UTI. The urine may be scanty. Despite urine being scanty, there is frequent urge to urinate. The urine is high coloured and muddy. Another characteristic symptom pointing to this medicine is thirstlesness. The patient hardly seems to have any thirst. There may be some dropsical swellings around the eyes. The patient is worse in heat and hot weather. Cold weather and cold applications seem to relieve the patient.
3. Staphysagria-One of the best homeopathic medicines for UTI in newly married women
When UTI occurs in newly married men or women as a result of sexual activity, Staphysagria is one of the best homeopathic medicines for UTI. It is often known as Honeymoon cystitis and Staphysagria is a very good medicine for this situation. There is ineffectual urge to urinate. This can be extended to women who have UTI after intercourse, even when they are not newly married. This medicine is also good for bedridden patients. There is a sensation as if a drop of urine is rolling down the urethra. This feeling is constantly present. Burning in urethra while urinating is also present. There is pressure on the bladder and it feels as if it has not been emptied. Staphysagria is also good for urinary tract infections or UTI when it occurs due to prostatic enlargements.
4. Sarsaparilla-one of the best Homeopathic medicines for UTI with pain extending to back
When there is pain in the urinary bladder region or the lower abdomen and it extends to the back, Sarsaparilla is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for UTI. The pain is more in the right kidney region. The urine is sandy. There is sediment in the urine. At times urine may be bloody. It is also a very good medicine for UTI in infants.
5. Benzoic Acid-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for UTI with strong smell
When there is a very strong smell in the urine, Benzoic Acid is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for UTI. The strong smell is as if that of from horse’s urine. It is repulsive and one cannot stand the strong smell. Another strong symptom that indicates this medicine is intense pain in urethra when not urinating. The pain occurs when the patient is not urinating but does not occur while he is passing urine.