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I get frequent UTIs (urinary tract infections). Is there anything besides cranberry juice that may be able to help prevent them? I dislike the acidity in cranberry juice. I’ve tried cranberry pills and drinking extra water.

First, talk with your physician about your UTIs. If you need a physician, go to BJC HealthCare's online physician finder. There are other factors that cause frequent UTIs. Cranberry juice is known to be helpful; perhaps mix it with grape juice or apple juice to improve the taste. Drinking plenty of water and fluids also helps, and make sure you are getting eight 8-ounce glasses of water in each day.

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