While you are waiting for your non-herbal D-Mannose please remember that herbs can be as powerful as drugs and can interact with medications so please, always check with your doctor before embarking on any new treatment.
In addition, when you are using any product that is a known diuretic, please be aware that the acidity of the urine can increase significantly, that excessive loss of magnesium can occur and that increased acidity in the urine enables some bacteria to grow faster.
You may benefit from avoiding orange juice, cranberry juice, alcohol, fizzy drinks, red meat, coffee, tomatoes, or take Vit C tablets (unless buffered Vit C).
Garlic has natural antiviral and antifungal properties - a couple of cloves raw, (best to crush and leave exposed to the air for ten minutes before eating).
Most people report that a level teaspoon of sodium bicarb in a glass of water helps them while they are waiting because it alkalises the urine which slows down the growth rate of most bacteria (please take medical advice if you have blood pressure or kidney problems).
Drunk neat or very strong, (about 1/2 a pint) and repeated a couple of hours later has an alkalising effect on urine ph.
You know we just give advice based on our experience and our products, and it's not ever offered as a substitute for a thorough investigation by a competent and caring doctor who knows your situation.
If you suspect a kidney infection, seek immediate medical support.
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