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Old 06-30-2003, 11:51 AM   #1
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Question helping two year old with vit. C?

i have been reading on here how vit. C and cranberry juice helps with UTI's and bladder infections. Does that work for children too? my 2 year old gave a urine sample and there was pus in it so we did the antibiotic thing and it went away. i think it may be back but the doctor said the urine was clean so she is going to do a culture on it. anyway, back to my question. is it safe to give a two year old alot of vit. C and cranberry juice and if so how much is safe for her to help prevent another infection? i really do appreciate any input anyone may have. this is my first time ever dealing with something like this and i hate to see my baby feeling so ucky.

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Old 07-03-2003, 07:13 AM   #2
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You need to ask your child's dr. this question. You also need to consider that loading her system with high amounts of vitamin C and cranberry juice, the pH of her urine will decrease which in itself may cause irritation on her bladder lining, causing burning and discomfort in the absence of bacteria. If a child (or an adult) is getting frequent UTIs, the underlying cause need to be unveiled.

Old 07-19-2003, 05:44 AM   #3
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my daughter had frequent bladder infections when she was 2. vit c was part of the solution. a childrns
urologist suggested it with the cranberry juice and
it helped. plus she had to go on a once a day antibiotic dose for a few months to maintain. luckily they seem to get better as they get older. Good luck

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