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Bladder Infection

A bladder infection is inflammation caused by bacteria. It can cause pain and problems passing urine. It is treated with antibiotics. Symptoms will pass as you recover. Pain medicine can help manage discomfort. Some people turn to natural treatments to ease symptoms and prevent repeat infection.

WHAT RESEARCH SHOWS

There is not enough data to support that homeopathy is helpful in treating bladder infections. We will review future studies as they are published.

No homeopathic remedies have been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES TO BE USED WITH CAUTION

Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.

References

REF1
Homeopathy: what you need to know. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health website. Available at: https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/homeopathy. Accessed October 11, 2021.

REF2
Posadzki P, Alotaibi A, et al. Adverse effects of homeopathy: a systematic review of published case reports and case series. Int J Clin Pract. 2012 Dec;66(12):1178-88. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12026. PMID: 23163497.

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