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Top Homeopathic Medicines for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Urinary tract infection or UTI is an infection in any part of the urinary tract which consists of kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract –the bladder and the urethra. Women are more prone to UTI than men.

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Top Homeopathic Medicines For Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Homeopathic medicines work wonderfully well on urinary tract infections, whether acute or chronic. Natural and safe, these medicines strengthen the disease-fighting mechanism of the body and make it strong enough to fight disease and infections such as UTI.

 Homeopathic medicines that are highly reliable for treating urinary tract infection are Cantharis Vesicatoria, Apis Mellifica, Sarsaparilla Officinalis, Nitric acid, Sepia and Colibacillinum.

1. Cantharis VesicatoriaFor Extreme Burning Before, During and After Urination

Cantharis Vesicatoria is among the primary medicines for treating urinary tract infection. The key symptom to look out for while prescribing Cantharis Vesicatoria is intense burning before, during or after urination. There is a constant urge to urinate. Scanty urine or urine passed in drops from UTI is also best treated with Cantharis Vesicatoria. At times, blood in the urine can also be seen.

When and How to use Cantharis Vesicatoria?

The most striking feature to use this medicine is burning sensation — before, during and after urination, along with frequent desire to pass urine. Cantharis is best suited in 30C potency. It can be repeated 2 times in a day.

2. Apis Mellifica – For Severe Burning While Passing Urine

Apis Mellifica is the next important medicine for urinary tract infection. The person requiring Apis Mellifica will complain of burning or stinging pain while passing urine, especially last drops of urine cause intense burning. There is also bladder tenesmus (sensation of incomplete bladder emptying even when there is no urine left behind in bladder). In some cases, blood appears in urine. 

When and How to use Apis Mellifica? 

It can be used when there is burning, stinging sensation during urination mainly when passing last drops of urine. It can be taken in low 30C potency that can only be repeated twice in a day. It is also used in 200C but in order to do so, one should carefully look for the symptoms and not repeat it frequently.

3. Sarsaparilla Officinalis– For Intense Burning Towards The End Of Urination

To treat UTI with intense burning when a person finishes urination, Sarsaparilla Officinalis is the most reliable medicine. Other accompanying characteristics for use of Sarsaparilla are – scanty urine, urine with pus and blood and pain in urethra extending to the abdomen.

When and How to use Sarsaparilla Officinalis?

The key guiding symptom for the use of Sarsaparilla Officinalis is unbearable pain when urination finishes. It is recommended mainly in 30C and gives expected results. Doses can be repeated depending on the severity of the symptoms but not more than 3 times in a day.

4. Nitric Acid – For Burning During Urination With Foul Smelling Urine

Nitric Acid is one of the most effective medicines for urinary tract infection where the major symptoms include burning while passing urine that is highly offensive (foul-smelling) like horse’s urine. Urine is scanty, cloudy, dark or bloody.

When and How to use Nitric Acid?

The offensiveness of urine is the marked feature of nitric acid. This remedy is best suited to patients who have foul smelling urine passed with burning and stinging pain. It works well in low potency i.e. 30C, normally use of this medicine is limited to once to twice in a day. Higher potencies are not recommended until a physician asks you to do so.

5. Sepia – For UTI In Women

Sepia is rated among the most beneficial medicines for treating urinary tract infection in women. Sepia is prescribed when there is cutting pain in the bladder. The urinary stream is weak and the urine smells bad. There is a feeling of the pubic area getting pushed down. Sepia is also very useful in cases of chronic cystitis (bladder inflammation). It is also recognized as the best medicine for urinary tract infection in women going through menopause.

When and How to use Sepia?

Sepia is a highly recommended medicine for UTI which has proven to give phenomenal results, especially in females. From handling symptoms like painful and slow urination, feeling of pubic area getting pushed down to chronic bladder inflammation, this remedy seems to work on every aspect of the problem. It gives remarkable results in 30C potency but should not be repeated frequently.

6. ColibacillinumFor Escherichia Coli (E.coli) Positive UTI

For urinary tract infection that tests positive for Escherichia coli bacteria, Colibacillinum is the best medicine. The symptoms to use it include an urge to pass urine frequently, scanty urination and pain while passing urine. The urine may smell. Blood in urine is noted in certain cases.

 When and How to use Colibacillinum?

This remedy is specific for cases of urinary tract infections with Escherichia coli (E. coli) Positive culture report with symptoms of painful, frequent urination.

It is advisable to use it in lower potency 30C only once a day. If there is no improvement, it is strongly recommended to consult a homeopathic physician.

Note The above-listed medicines can be taken for 1-2 weeks. If the symptoms still persist, it is best to consult a homeopath before taking it further or using high potencies (200C, 1M or higher).

Types Of Urinary Tract Infection

An infection can happen in any part of the urinary tract, following are the types of UTI:

Urethritis: An infection in the urethra is known as urethritis.

Cystitis: An infection in the urinary bladder is referred as cystitis.

 Pyelonephritis – Infection in the kidneys is referred as pyelonephritis.

Pathophysiology And Causes Of UTI

A urinary tract infection arises when bacteria gain access to the urinary tract and begin to multiply there. Escherichia coli, commonly known as E.coli, (a type of bacteria commonly found in Gastrointestinal tract, GI) is the most common bacteria infecting the urinary tract. The bacteria mainly enter the urinary tract via the urethra and gut. Other less commonly known bacteria causing UTI are Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas and Klebsiella.

Cystitis is mainly caused by Escherichia coli (E coli), 90 % of bladder infections are caused by E coli, however, sometimes other bacteria are also responsible.

Urethritis: This type of UTI occurs when GI bacteria spread from the anus to the urethra. Also because urethra in females is close to vagina, sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhoea, herpes, Chlamydia and mycoplasma can cause urethritis.

Risk  Factors

Following factors make a person more prone to UTI. Women are more likely to contract this disease, risk factors specific to women for UTI are mentioned here:

1. Anatomy of female: The length of urethra is short and its orifice being quite close to the anus in women, makes it easier for the bacteria to spread to the bladder. This leads to higher chances of acquiring a urinary tract infection in women as compared to men.

2.Menopause: After menopause, there is a decline in circulating oestrogen that causes changes in urinary tract that makes the females more prone to UTI. Some women have urinary tracts that makes the bacteria easy to cling to them and are genetically prone to UTIs.

3.Sexual activity: Sexually active women suffer from UTI more times than women who are not sexually active.

4. Birth control agents:  Women using diaphragms for birth control and also those using spermicidal agents are at higher risk of UTI.

Other risk factors include:

Suppressed  immune system:  People who suffer from conditions like diabetes (high blood sugar) are more likely to develop UTIs because their bodies are less capable of fighting infection effectively.

Obstruction in the urinary tract:  Prostatitis, or obstruction of the urethra by an enlarged prostate, can cause insufficient bladder emptying in men which raises the risk of infection. Most elderly men experience it.

Usage of Catheter– People who are unable to urinate on their own and use a tube(catheter) to pass urine are at more risk of developing UTI.

Symptoms Of UTI

Symptoms of lower Urinary tract infection (bladder and urethra):

1. The most typical symptom is burning or pain when urinating.

2. Increased urinary frequency without passing much urine.

3. Strong need or urge to urinate but only producing a few drops of urine.

4. Urine has a foul odour and is cloudy.

5. Non-visible or visible haematuria (urine can appear bloody)

6. Pain in the lower back, lower abdomen, and even the pelvic region will typically make you feel the need to urinate more frequently.

Upper UTI Symptoms: It affects kidneys, the symptoms are:

1. Fever and chills

2. Nausea and Vomiting

3. Flank Pain (pain on either side of lower back between pelvis and ribs)

If the bacteria moves from infected kidney to the blood, it can be life threatening, the condition is termed as ‘urosepsis’ which can cause extremely low blood pressure, shock and death.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explain E.coli and its role?

Escherichia coli or E.coli is a bacterium that causes a majority of the urinary tract infections, nearly 85%. E. coli sits in the human intestine and is passed out in stool. If for some reason, the bacterium manages to reach the urethra, it leads to infection and subsequent symptoms of UTI.

What tests would have to be conducted to confirm UTI?

In suspected cases of acute UTI, a routine urine examination is the first step. Pus cells means UTI. A urine culture reveals the bacteria involved in causing this urinary tract infection. In case of recurrent urinary tract infections, a CT scan, MRI and cystoscopy may be recommended.

Can UTI lead to other complications?

A urinary tract infection, if treated well in time, does not lead to any complications. However, if untreated, there are chances of the infection ascending and travelling up to the kidney leading to its damage. In recurrent urethritis, there are high chances of developing urethral stricture.

I  have recurrent UTI and the doctor prescribe antibiotics each time. Does homeopathy have a permanent solution?

Yes, recurrent urinary tract infection can be treated with great success under the homeopathic mode of treatment. Homeopathy is a symptom-based science. Therefore, even though there are a wide range of medicines to treat recurrent UTI, the most appropriate among them is selected after a detailed study of the individual symptoms involved.

My routine urine test shows pus cells, what does that mean?

Pus cells in the urine mainly arise from two reasons – a urinary tract infection (UTI)  or a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

Can lifestyle changes help manage urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Taking the following lifestyle measure can help manage urinary tract infections:

1. Drink plenty of water.

2. Clean anus from front to back after defecation as the bacteria Escherichia Coli (E.coli) majorly involved in causing UTI is passed in stool.

3. Avoid holding urine for long and attend the call of nature without delay.

 4. Maintain personal hygiene.


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  1. Md Sohail alam says:

    Urine karne samay lahar urine karne ke baad bhi jalan hota h urine last me ruk ruk kar aata h urine se pahle ya baad me white white nekalta h dhat nahi h 4 saal se h kuch dawa batayea

  2. Rama Sharma says:

    Dear sir, I , Rama Sharma,66+ yrs, 3-4 times in the year suffers from UTI. Culture of urine test always shows E.Coli infection. Undergone all the test adviced by urologist n nephrologist….. All test reports are satisfactory. Kindly advice me homoeopathic medicine for UTI , will be highly obliged n grateful. UTI gives a mental trauma n depression at this age

  3. Pragati Kumar says:

    I am 66 year’s old male
    During urination feel burning and foul smell. I can’t hold urine long time when feel it.Burning sensation in toes and tales. Pain in calf muscles.
    1. In urine test report 10-12 pus cell and 1+ leucytes found.
    2. After urination Urinary bladder retiaim more than normal
    3. Uric acid is. 8.2. I am avoiding to take protein
    4. BUN is less 7.93 normal 9 to 23
    5. Bun creatinine ration is 6 34 instead of 12.1 to 20
    6. Blood urea is less 16.97 (normal 19.26 to 43)
    7. Very mild prostate enlargement.
    8. Fatty liver 1

    Please suggest homeopathic medicine for

  4. Raksha
    Vagina me ulcer ki homoeopathic medicine

  5. Shweta Ghoshal says:

    Hello, I am 50yrs female. I want to have timely medication After 2min I urinate, and drops of urine continue to pass.
    I feel uneasy while at work. Please suggest dome measure.

  6. Your advises are great and have nice explanation.
    Thank you very much for your kind guidance and love you so much…. Wishing you all the best forever…

  7. Vishal kakuva says:

    My daughter -7 years age having VUR grade 2-3 in both side of kidney and she has been operated while 14 since last 3 months she is suffering frequently UTi with 50-60 pus cell.kindly suggest for homeopathy medicine in this case

  8. Varinder Puri says:

    I have been treated for UTI from the last 3 months with lots of antibiotics even surgery in the scrotum to remove excess puss but still my urine routine test says Nitrate detected, leukocyte esrerace detected +++, pus cells wbc 20-30 and bacteria detected, please advise my line of treatment.

  9. Javeed Iqbal says:

    I have a pain in my bladder and in back specially in hipp area front and back kindly advise me a home path medicine for treatment.thanks..

  10. Muhammad Ali Sherani says:

    my friend is age 55 years, his problem urine comes many times in the day time, and his money/ime period is short. My mobile No. 0092-0336-735768

  11. Hello – My friend has Alzheimer’s and we think she has a urinary tract infection, quite possibly from wearing her diaper and having had diarrhea on Friday, now it’s Tuesday night. She can’t talk yo us what would be the most logical remedy? Colibacillium?

    We will be doing a urine test – should have results in a couple of hours.

    Thank you!

  12. My friend has Alzheimer’s and we think she has a urinary tract infection, quite possibly from wearing her diaper and having had diarrhea on Friday, now it’s Tuesday night. She can’t talk yo us what would be the most logical remedy? Colibacillium?

    We will be doing a urine test – should have results in a couple of hours.

  13. Samir Tewari says:

    I am 80 yrs old male. I am suffering from recurrent UTI for the last 6 months. I have taken lot antibiotics but not getting permanent cure.
    I am having severe burning sensation during urination after passing urine and persists for few minutes. I feel burning pain while starting urination. Other symptoms frequent urge for urination, scanty urine and smelly urine.
    Urine test and culture report indicates bactrial infection. I am based in Kolkata.
    I seek your advise to cure my recurrent UTI problem.


    Good afternoon, please advise what is the best homeopathy Medicine to cure male UTI?
    Thank you

  15. AFZAL AHMED BAIG says:

    I have recurrent UTI. PLZ suggest.

  16. hello my name is Kim i’m 68 yrs. old and am now on low dose cephalexin once a day because of reoccurring uti, i have been diagnosed with cystitis cystica by a urologist, Hiprex is not available in Canada nor is the uromune vaccine, what would you suggest i take so i can get off the antibiotics
    thank you

    • I’d recommend seeing a qualified homeopath. They can prescribe a remedy just for you that can eliminate the UTIs for good, no more antibiotics needed!! I know this because that’s what I did. My chronic UTIs are gone!

  17. am 64 yrs old. I have had uti’s all the time. For the past 2 years I have the burning pain symptoms very much. My symptoms are usually cloudy urine, different smell, back pain, tired, irritability, nausea and pain with sex. The urine culture each time says infection wit e coli and pus cells. However, I keep getting them and keep having to take antibiotics. I don’t want to keep taking antibiotics especially for 10 days. How can I stop this?

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