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Charlotte

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Hi,
Ive read a few times on different blogs people put baking soda/ bicarbonate of soda in water.
Does anyone else do this? Does it help? What does it actually do? Also, how much to how much water? Sorry about all the questions!
Thank you x
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Hello Charlotte
see my other replies for you in other threads.
Bi Carb can be taken usually half to full teaspoon in a glass of water....but high salt  and should not be taken regularly,as with all medications there are always risks etc. so do be careful again speak with BHUK and your Doc

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doloroso

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Hi Charlotte.

For me bicarb was an absolute no no. !!! Burned my bladder like crazy.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Charlotte

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Thank you for your replies. I need to look into it more but nervous just incase i make it worse but its good to get experinces from real people other than google!
Thank you both again
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Hi Charlotte.

Baking soda was like putting a lighted match into my bladder!! Absolutely not for me!

Good Luck and Keep Posting!
sadie

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Baking soda made me vomit and upset my stomach for days
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Hello sadie
Welcome to our Forum. you will find much to support you throughout this Forum, by reading other members postings.

As we all are aware, we are all different and react different, what helps one person as you have already discovered is not suitable for someone else.

An alternative to Bi Carb is potassium citrate available over the counter, which some may find acceptable, but it is wise to consult your Doctor, with any UTI.

Also look through the diet section , as some find some foods will cause irritation.Aiming to keep the urine as alkaline as possible. is what we endeavour.

If you become a Member of BHUK you will not only receive a wonderful welcome pack, but you will have access to so much more advice and help,with our regular Continence Nurse on the phone on Wednesdays.

Do keep posting.
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Holiday11

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I agree with Sadie gave me a bad stomach please don’t believe everything you read online about miracle cures for UTI the best imho is 2 teaspoons of manuka honey 10+ everyday on an empty stomach pure not mixed with water etc straight off the spoon
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No side effects with Rowse manuka honey
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