Cranberry Juice and UTI

September 4, 2009 at 12:24 am


Thanks very much for giving a clear picture of neurogenic bladder and catheterization. It’s good to know what symptoms are more than just CIDP annoying but instead need medical intervention.

Has anyone suggested drinking cranberry juice to help control the bacterial infections? I realize most people think this is an old wives’ tale but here is a NIH study with the ” CONCLUSION: CJ (cranberry juice) improves urinary symptoms, leading to less antibiotic use, in paraplegic patients under CIC (Clean Intermittent Catheterization).

Type in “cranberry juice UTI” in Google and you will get a lot of supporting sites – some real medical science and some less sterling sources. Personally I have been taking my prednisone with cranberry juice for 10 years without an UTI.