The upside to a mild UTI for a 5 year old? She figures out the pause button on the TV remote pretty quickly.
For those of you who don't like to rely on antibiotics, I have been very pleased with D-Mannose in treating Bella's UTI.
D-Mannose is a natural occurring simple sugar that's a safe, practical alternative (even for infants) for the treatment of urinary tract infections. D-Mannose is absorbed eight times slower than glucose, and when ingested, is not converted to glycogen or stored in the liver, but rather goes directly to the blood stream from the upper GI tract. Hence, D-Mannose is mostly filtered through the kidneys and routed to the bladder.
It is also 10x stronger than cranberry which is great because Bella refuses cranberry in any shape or form.
I don't consider myself "alternative" or a hippie, but I do like having options for my family's health and well-being!