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  • I have an appt with my ND at 11:30am this morning. I’ll ask her and report back here.

  • So the recommended doses for d-Mannose are 2g for adults and 1/2 to 1g per day for children. I have been giving my daughter 1g per day since she was maybe 5 months old. It can’t hurt you. It basically just goes right through you and then gets used up in your bladder or gets flushed. I will probably stay with 1g until she gets into her teens or until she starts having UTI problems. So that would be my recommendation.

    Interestingly, Dr. Mercola says you can TREAT a UTI with d-Mannose too. That wouldn’t really apply to those of us already using it, but would be interesting to try for someone not already on it.

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/04/28/d-mannose-uti-prevention.aspx

    Hope this helps.

    Tina

  • You are welcome! Come back and let us know how it works. Has Meredith been struggling with UTIs?

    Oh, and I wanted to let you know I’m still working on the About Us page. I think it is a great idea, but I’m having trouble writing the content. Somehow, when it is personal it becomes difficult for me, ha! I have it half written, but am not really happy with what I have so far even.

    • Before her diagnosis, we struggled mightily. She was even hospitalized once with a strain that had no oral medicine. After her diagnosis, we were seeing a urologist with less SB experience and I was much lower on the SB learning curve than I am now, and so got put on a prophylactic dose of Primsol. The urology team at Lurie prefers NOT to be on an antibiotic and I agree with that. But I’m still nervous. And if there is no harm in the d-mannose powder, then I’m going to use it. Hopefully having her bowels well managed now too will be a great help.

  • Oh good. Well please DO report back either way. We’ll be interested to see how she does, for sure.

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