I can say this having experienced bladder infections countless times.. after going to the doctor the third time in a year, I was taught some very valuable lessons. DON'T drink citro-soda, all it does is MASK the infection. In other owrds, it doesn't get rid of it, it just relieves the symptoms. So it will most likely come back again, or it will infect your kidneys (which is what happened to me). Unfortunatley the only real way TO GET RID of a bladder infection is anti-biotics. I also hate them, but as Paddy said, if you take probiotics with them they aren't that bad. I haven't had an infection for almost two years now since going on anti-biotics, as well as following the docs advice, which was don't put bubble-bath in your bath, don't use any soap in that area which had colourants or perfumes in it (Iuse jhonson's baby aqueous cream bar), after sex go to the loo straight away to "flush" out any bacteria that could go to your bladder. Take citro-soda as a relief of the symptoms, but I suggest going to a doctor as well and getting the right meds for it, before it leads to something worse.
45 mths ago