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Image - ShutterstockPyuria, a condition characterized by excessive pus cells in the urine, is an early sign of kidney, bladder, and urinary tract problems. Pus consists of bacteria, dead white blood cells, and other cellular matter, and it is a symptom of infection.

Pus cells in men should be up to 5 pus cells/hpf and for women, it should be 10 pus cells/hpf (high power field of microscope). Pus is thick glue substance and it is in whitish or yellowish or slightly green in color.

Two main causes of this infection are Urinary tract infection (UTI) is more common among women than men. This is because the female urethra is shorter, which means it’s easier for bacteria to transmit and sexual transmitted diseases.

Fungal and viral infections, kidney stones and problems, chemical poisoning, anaerobic bacterial infections, cancer of urinary or genital organs, certain infections in the prostate glands in men, tuberculosis of urinary tract are some other causes.

The symptoms include fever, abdominal cramps, foul-smelling urine, the constant urge to urinate, cloudy urine, vomiting, and pain or burning while urinating. When left untreated it can cause serious kidney problems and permanently damage your overall health.

Healthcare professionals usually proscribe antibiotics to treat it, but these can damage the balance of good and bad bacteria in the body if used for long periods, and lead to other problems. The simple home remedies listed in this article are safe, natural, and effective home remedies to treat kidney pain and they carry no side effects.

Home Remedies for Pus Cells in Urine:

1. Fluids

Everyone should drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. Water flushes bacteria from the urinary tract, toxins from the body and keeps it hydrated so it can function properly. In addition to water, drink organic fruit and vegetable juices and coconut water, and eat fruits that contain a lot of liquid. These contain the vitamins and minerals your immune system needs to protect against infection.

2. Cranberry Juice

Cranberries are perhaps the best fruit juice for treating UTI. They are a rich source of catechin, anthocyanins, triterpenoids, flavonoids, and ascorbic, malic, citric, quinic, benzoic, and glucuronic acids.

Benzoic acid help to balance the pH of the urine. Cranberries also contain two essential compounds, called fructose and proanthocyanidin, which prevent E. coli and other bacteria from adhering to the bladder and uroepothelial cells.

  • Eat fresh cranberries.
  • Or Mix 1/4th glass of cranberries juice with 3/4th glass of water (OR) 1/2 glass (equal quantities) of water and cranberry juice.
  • Drink this juice 2 to 3 times daily.

3. Uva Ursi

Uva Ursi, also known as bearberry, prevents cystitis, nephritis, urethritis, pyelitis, pyelonephritis, and other urinary tract infections. Uva Ursi contains a compound called glucoside Arbutin, which acts as an antiseptic and reduces inflammation.

Bearberry is also a mild diuretic, which means it will detoxify the urinary tract by causing you to urinate more frequently. Be aware that Uva Ursi contains tannin, which is not recommended for pregnant women. Uva Ursi is available in supplement form, and you can use it by following the processes outline below.

Process 1:

  • Boil a cup of water.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of dried Uva Ursi leaves.
  • Let steep for 15-20 minutes.
  • Strain and drink.
  • Drink 3-4 times daily to get rid of pus cells in urine.

 Process 2:

  • Fill a bowl with water.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon of dried Uva Ursi leaves.
  • Let soak 12 hours.
  • Strain and drink.

4. Garlic

Garlic is a natural antibiotic and a mild diuretic. It also strengthens the immune system. Use garlic in your cooking or try the methods outlined below.

Process 1:

  • Crush 2 cloves of garlic.
  • Chew them for a few minutes or swallow with water on empty stomach in the morning.
  • Follow this daily to reduce pus cells in urine.

 Process 2:

  • Peel and mince 2 garlic cloves.
  • Add them to a cup of boiling water.
  • Remove from heat and let steep 10 minutes.
  • Strain and drink.
  • Repeat 3 times daily.

 Process 3:

  • Peel and mince 2 cloves of garlic.
  • Mix them with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Consume this mixture daily.

5. Baking Soda

Sometimes high level of acidin the body leads to pus cells in urine. Baking soda helps to neutralize excessive acid in the digestive system and restore the pH balance of the urinary tract.

Process:

  • Mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water and drink it.
  • Drink twice a day.

6. Yogurt

Yogurt contains good bacteria, known as probiotics, which help to fight off bad bacteria in the digestive and urinary systems. Yogurt will restore some of the good bacteria destroyed by the antibiotics your doctor may proscribe for UTI.

Yogurt is also a mild diuretic, so it helps to flush toxins from the body by increasing the frequency of urine and this in turn prevents the bacterial infections of the vagina and urethra.

Process 1:

  • Eat a cup of plain, unsweetened yogurt twice a daily.

Process 2:

  • Mince 2 tablespoons of onion.
  • Mix into plain unsweetened yogurt.
  • Eat daily to reduce the problem.

 Process 3:

  • Peel and chop or grate half a cucumber.
  • Mix into plain, unsweetened yogurt.
  • Eat daily.

7. Watercress

Watercress contains magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus, and vitamins A, C, and D. It Also contains mustard oil glycosides and other essential oils that fight bacteria. The potassium, iron, and iodine in watercress promote cell formation and, as a natural diuretic, it aids the kidneys in flushing out toxins.

Process 1:

  • Boil a cup of water.
  • Stir in 2 teaspoons of fresh chopped watercress leaves.
  • Remove from heat and let steep 15 minutes.
  • Strain and drink.
  • Drink this tea 2 times a day.

 Process 2:

  • Pour 4 cups of cold water over 2 teaspoons of fresh chopped watercress leaves.
  • Let soak overnight.
  • In the morning, strain and warm a cup of liquid for 2 minutes and drink.
  • Drink one more cup in the evening.

8. Onions

Onions contain sulphur, flavonoids, and potassium. They have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti–fungal, anti–thelmitic, anti–coagulant, and analgesic properties, all of which help to prevent infection. Onions are also a mild diuretic that prevents the water retention and help cleanse the urinary tract.

Process 1:

  • Rub half onion on the loins to increase the urine output to relieve from the problem.
  • Mix sugar with onions and eat in the morning on empty stomach to prevent the retention of urine in the bladder.

Process 2:

  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil.
  • Stir in ¼ cup of chopped onion.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until half the water dissolves.
  • Strain and drink daily.

9. Basil

Basil has anti–inflammatory, anti–bacterial, anti–oxidant, anti–viral, and diuretic properties which reduces the pus cells in urine caused by cystitis urinary tract infection. It prevents kidney stones by detoxifying the urinary tract and reducing uric acid in the blood.

Process:

  • In the morning, on an empty stomach, chew 4-5 fresh, washed basil leaves and sip water 5 times.
  • Do this again before bed.

10. Alma or Indian Gooseberry

Alma, or Indian gooseberry, contains vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system to protect against bacterial infection. It also helps flush toxins from the body and soothes the inner layers of the bladder to suppress the frequent need to urinate.

Process:

  • Mix 2/3 cup of Indian Gooseberry juice with 1 ½ tablespoons of raw honey.
  • Drink this mixture 2-3 times daily.

11. Coriander Seeds

Coriander seeds or cilantro or Chinese parsley are diuretic, and they contain a volatile oil called linalool, which reduces flatulence and regulates the digestive system. They also fight fungal and bacterial infections and relieve the burning sensations that come with UTI.

Process 1:

  • Crush 250 mgs of dry coriander seeds with a mortar and pestle to remove shells.
  • Mix equal quantities of coriander seeds and powdered sugar.
  • Store in a jar and leave for overnight.
  • Twice a day, mix 1 ¼ teaspoons sugar-coriander into a cup of water and drink it.
  • Don’t eat anything within 1 hour of taking this mixture.
  • Repeat in the evening by not eating anything after lunch.
  • Repeat twice a day for a week to prevent pus cells.

Process 2:

  • Soak 10 gms of coriander seeds in a glass of water overnight.
  • Next day morning grind these seeds with the water.
  • Strain it and drink this infusion by mixing with sugar candy.
  • Drink regularly to prevent the pain and discomfort caused by it.

12. Vitamin C

Vitamin C strengthens the immune system to fight against infection, and it increases the acidity of urine, which prevents the growth of bacteria in the urinary tract. Eat the foods listed below to get tons of vitamin C.

  • Indian Gooseberry
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Guava
  • Kiwi
  • Grapefruit
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Bananas
  • All types of berries
  • Green and red bell peppers
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Broccoli

13. Cucumber Juice

Cucumber contains molybdenum, sulfur, manganese, potassium, silica, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, vitamins A, C, and B, and folic acid. Cucumbers are also about 90% water, which means they provide fluids that flush toxins from the body. Cucumbers also neutralize acid in the urine to relieve pain and burning sensations.

Process:

  • Use a blender to juice one cucumber.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice with ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and ½ teaspoon of honey.
  • Consume this mixture.
  • Repeat 3 times daily.

14. Wood Apple

Wood apple is a good source of citric, oxalic, malic, and tannic acids, and it contains iron, phosphorus, calcium, carotene, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, and vitamin C. It strengthens the immune system and fights against microbial and viral infections. To alleviate burning sensations, soak wood apple overnight, then mash and eat it in the morning. To remedy UTI, follow the method outlined below.

Process:

  • Crush 2-4 tablespoons of wood apple.
  • Mix it with 1 cup of milk and 2 teaspoons of sugar.
  • Consume 2 times daily.
  • It also gives relief from frequent urination.

15. Radish Juice

Radishes contain folic acid, anthocyanins, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin C, and B–complex vitamins. Because it contains so much water, it also serves as a diuretic. Radish leaf juice contains even more proteins, calcium, and vitamin C than the radish root. Crush, grind, or blend them to extract juice and add it to beverages.

16. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Regular usage helps prevent and fight infections.

Process:

  • Add a teaspoon of tea tree oil to your bathwater.
  • Stir well and make sure to cleanse the urethra opening thoroughly.
  • Repeat 3 – 4 times a day to get fast relief from the problem.

17. Golden Seal

Golden seal is an herbal remedy that treats Chlamydia, a cause of pus cell in urine. It comes in capsule form, and should be taken at least 2 times daily to stimulate the immune system and fight against bacterial infection.

18. Hot Compress

When placed on the lower abdomen, a hot compress will help relieve the pain and discomfort of UTI.

Process:

  • Simply soak a towel in hot water, wring out the excess.
  • Place it on your lower abdomen. When it gets cool, repeat the process.

Tips To Treat Pus Cells In Urine:

  • Women should avoid douching, as this throws off the pH balance of the vagina and thus flush the infection in the uterus and fallopian tubes which in turn results in pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)..
  • Use echinacea which has anti – microbial property that helps to strengthen the immune system. You can take this in capsule form by consulting your doctor.
  • Use wild oregano regularly to prevent bacterial infection.
  • Mix 2 grams of cinnamon in a glass of water. Drink regularly to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Do not have sex if you or your partner is suffering from this problem.
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid saturated and Trans fat.
  • Maintain good hygiene.
  • Drink a glass of pomegranate juice daily to prevent the pus cells and also UTI problems completely.
  • Drink green tea as it contains antioxidants which improves the immunity to fight against the infection.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine and don’t smoke.
  • Eat fiber-rich foods like nuts and beans.
  • Eat pineapple, it contains bromelain which has anti – inflammatory property which reduces pain and inflammation.
  • Avoid spicy, greasy, sugary foods and caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea.
  • Urinate immediately after sexual intercourse to flush out bacteria and other toxins.
  • Never resist the urge to urinate, as this allows bacteria to stay in the urinary tract longer and infect your system.
  • To keep clean and dry, wear cotton underwear and avoid tight pants.
  • If your symptoms do not subside within a week, consult a doctor.

Have you tried any of these home remedies for UTI? Which ones worked best for you? Share your experience with us!

59 comments
  1. My brother when first checked with doctor, report was 150 pus cells after it got reduced to 50 pus cells by antibiotics. Dr gave injection and medicene it got reduced to 15 pus cells. Doctor the reduced the injection and only brother took antibitics medicend. Now his pus cells increased to 80.

    Please suggest if it can be reduced further by medicene.

    regardss
    p.k.lohani

  2. I recently had unprotected sex and following day had a dilute fluid from my vagina its been a weak and fluid still comes out though now its abit thicker and yellow when fresh buh turns green on drying….what’s wrong with my vagina

  3. Pus cells shown as 25-30 in urine test, my age is 19 years. Could you please give tip to minimise the PUS cells in urine.

    1. Try any remedy mentioned above in the article. Apart from that drink plenty of water and maintain good hygiene. Avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine, sugary foods and aerated beverages.

    1. Pus cells are found in the urine of a person which is a symptom of a urinary tract infection. UTI is a urinary tract infection which can be caused in any part of the urinary tract. The urinary tract is comprised of kidney, bladder, uterus and urethra.

  4. I had unprotected sex and I masturbate regularly. After a week interval of unprotected sex. I notice pus in my urine. Please what should I do.

    1. Try the any of the method mentioned above in the article for few days. If you didn’t get relief consult a doctor.

  5. after being tested urine of my wife the pus cell range was found 80 – 100. please what should I do? She has bu mating tendency with slight temperature in the body.

    1. Try any method mentioned in the article as per your convenience. Apart from that maintain good hygiene, avoid fatty, oily and spicy foods and drink pineapple or pomegranate juice daily.

  6. Plzzz suggest me the best remedy to puss cells I have 15-20 % pus cells.. I want to nill this within 4 to 5 days

    1. Try any method mentioned above as per your convenience. We cannot mention the exact time frame as everyone is different. Apart from that maintain good hygiene, include fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet, avoid alcohol and smoking, avoid spicy and oily foods and drink plenty of water.

  7. My father is having puss cells 60-80 please tell me remedies to reduce the puss cells as he is also under medication

    1. He can try 4, 5, 6, 7 or 13 method mentioned in the above article. Apart from that include fiber rich foods and vegetables in his daily diet.

  8. Please suggest me recently I checked urine routine its present puss cell loaded so what I have to do?

    1. Try any remedy mentioned above in the article. Apart from that drink plenty of water, eat fiber rich foods, avoid spicy and sugary foods and maintain a good hygiene.

  9. I had unprotected sex wid my partner next day i saw some Yellowish fluid is comming what should i do its been 4 days still its continuing . Please Help

    1. We would like you to consult a doctor to find out the exact reason behind the yellow discharge. Once you find out the exact reason, it will helpful to find the right solution.

    1. Yes, pus cells in semen can cause infertility. It is better to consult a doctor and start the treatment as he/she suggests.

  10. Good Morning,
    My 9 years old daughter passes urine very frequently after some lab we found that pus cells are 10-12 HPF. which is higher than normal range.what will will be future effect and what is home remedies.

    1. A higher RBC in urine indicates kidney or urinary tract infections. Drink plenty of water and increase vitamin C rich foods in your diet to decrease the RBC in urine.

  11. My father is 63 years old and his vit D has dropped to 4.18 ng/ml, serum Ca is 8, SGPT is 49, about 20 pus cells in the urine and uric acid is 7. His urine pH is 6 and haemoglobin is 12. Please suggest vegetarian remedies to increase his vit. D level.

    1. To increase Vitamin D, exposing to sun between 6 – 7 pm daily will help a lot. Cheese prepared from grass fed cows and vitamin D fortified drinks can be consumed to increase the vitamin D.

  12. M 14 weeks pregnant… i underwent urine analysis…
    pus cell found are 6- 8 /hpf..
    Epithelial cells are 8- 10/hpf
    Glucose absent
    Albumin absent
    ph is 6..
    rbc is nill…
    doc has advised me to take taxim o medices(antibiotics) for 5 days. Is this safe in pregnancy..? Plz advise..

    1. We are not aware of the interactions, so we recommend consulting a doctor for more details about the medicines.

    1. Try any method mentioned above regularly for at least 2 – 3 weeks. If the pain doesn’t reduce, consult a doctor.

    1. Choose any one of the method mentioned above in the article. Apart from that, increase vitamin C rich foods in your diet, drink plenty of water, include fiber rich foods and maintain proper hygiene.

  13. my pus cell is 25-30hpf my RBC is 6-8HPF help please im getting nervous im drinking plenty of water for about 3 days what should i do? can drinking water cure it? please reply ASAP thanks

    1. Yes, water helps to flush out the bacteria from the urinary tract. Apart from that, you can follow any method mentioned above for positive results.

    1. Try any method mentioned in the article regularly without interruption until the problem clears. Apart from that drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins.

  14. My five years old daughter has
    50mg%albumin
    18-20/hpf red blood cells
    More than 150/hpf pus cells
    Bacteria test positive
    What can be the most likely causes and most effective remedies for permanent solution because she drinks very less water in school as she doesn’t want to use school bathroom.

    1. Taking insufficient water or fluids can also be one of the reasons for increase in pus cells. We recommend drinking plenty of water which helps to flush out the bacteria from the body. Apart from that include vitamin C rich foods, garlic and yogurt in her daily diet. Is she is experiencing any pain due to it, place a warm compress on the lower abdomen for relief.

  15. My father’s age is 51 and he is having a puss cell count 20-40 /hpf and his prostate is weighting 29 gm . He was having problem in urine in the month of Feb and his kidney was effected and cratina went up to 4.3 . Now it has come down to 1.8 but there is no reduction in puss cell. He is a diabetic person . Plz tell me which home remedy will sute him??????

  16. i have lupus and puss cells are 32 in report but no medicine is affecting on infection due to less immune power in me. and puss cells are varying from 22 to 32.`

  17. Today i tested my urine trace amount of Albumin and numerous pus cell have seen in my urine .then Doctor prescribed me Novidat tablets …Is it a sign of any infection or other thing..becasue i feel inflammation in my right testicle.

    1. Presence of pus cells in urine is actually an early sign of infection in urinary tract or kidneys. So, we recommend trying any method mentioned above to reduce the count of pus cells and prevent infection.

  18. My age is 27, I masturbate sometimes….last Friday, I went for Check up…. And there are 8-10 Pus cells in my urine….. Doc prescribed me some antibiotics but I don’t know why do I feel heaviness around my vagina…..wanna pee all the time, Is there any other problem….

    1. It is better to talk to your doctor about the discomfort you are facing. To reduce pus cell count, try any remedy mentioned above in the article.

  19. I finished a treatment with Avicef injection for 5 days , had a test on the 5 day and results show I have 5 pus cell a new set of tablet antibiotics was prescribed. Should I take same? Won’t it affect my health? What should I do? Tnx

  20. Hi I need your advice , my 1st urinalysis result shows that my puss cells has 100-110/hpf then my doctor prescribed ciprofloxacin 500mg (2*/day) . but then after 7 days I went back to the hospital , undergone another urinalysis, my puss cells increased to 280-310/Hpf. I was so shock. I actually have undergo ependex operation 4weeks ago. I need your advice .

  21. i had undergone in urinalysis and the result shows that the pus cells in my uring is (+++) 300-400 hpf. and there is a few bacteria in it. What was that all about???

  22. I have pus cells 30-35…and i m 3 month pregnant ..what can i do …? is this high pus cells affect my pregnancy ..i m so scared ..pls tell me what can i do for nil pus cells ..?

  23. I have done a urine test recently and got this report mentioned below please help with the treatment
    Appearance – hazy
    Reaction- acidic
    Sugar- trace
    PUS cells per h.p.f.- 8-10
    Epithelial cells per h.p.f.- 4-5
    Crystals- Ca.Oxalate(+)
    I have some pain in lower abdomen, on sides below the ribs and severe pain in my lower back and legs
    A boil also appeared on my leg which is also very painful.
    Please help!

  24. I recently had a vaginal delivery . I suffered from urinary irritation for 3 weeks after delivery. After making urine culture test it was sterile pyurea. Doctor gave me antibiotics and irritation got lessened. But still I’ve mild irritation even after completing the medication.
    Please help.

  25. I am 27 yrs old in my semen analysis report there was 80-90 % puss cells and 2-3 % active sperm count and also have night fall peoblem and there is also puss comez out with urine plz help me

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