Q: Grandma, I always feel a burning sensation when urinating. I also need to visit the toilet frequently. There seems to be a pressure on my lower abdomen which is very inconvenient. Please do advice me about this condition.
A: Dear K, Your problem of burning while urinating, going frequently and not having much urine while having pain in your lower abdomen suggest that you might be suffering from urinary tract infection. Everyone goes through this at one time or another and there are simple home remedies that you may want to know about since other people have found them helpful.
PRACTICAL HOME REMEDIES FOR BURNING PAIN WHILE URINATING
1. Baking Soda – Add 1 teaspoon baking soda to a glass of water to neutralize acidity in your urine. This will help relieve the problem of burning while urinating, going frequently and not having much urine while having pain in your lower abdomen 
2. Blueberries and cranberries – These two popular berries seem to have bacteria-inhibiting properties. Try sprinkling these over your cereal in the morning.
3. Cranberry juice – Drink 2 to 4 glasses of cranberry juice daily.
4. Vitamin C – Try taking at least 5,000 mg or more of vitamin C a day if you develop recurrent urinary tract infections. Vitamin C keeps the bladder healthy by acidifying the urine, essentially putting up a no-trespassing sign for potentially harmful bacteria.
5. Pineapple – Eat at least a cup of pineapple to help resolve infection.
6. Water – Be sure to drink plenty of water. Take about 8 eight-ounce glasses a day to resolve burning while urinating, going frequently and not having much urine while having pain in your lower abdomen. You should be urinating at least every four to five hours.
7. Hot water bottle – You can also heat up some water on the stove and pour it into a hot water bottle. Place the water bottle on your lower abdomen to help ease any pain caused by the infection.
8. Yogurt – Yogurt contains probiotics, which is the good bacteria that helps to keep bad bacteria that can cause UTIs at bay. It’s always a good idea to eat yogurt regularly, but it’s particularly important when you’re taking an antibiotic for UTI treatment, which can wipe out your body’s natural good bacteria.
9. Herba uva ursi, goldenseal and Oregon grape root – These are herbs that can help your body fight E. coli, a common bacteria that causes UTIs.
10. Apple cider vinegar and honey – Combine 1 teaspoon raw honey, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar and 8 oz water. When vinegar and honey are consumed they turn alkaline in the body and help relieve acidity in your urinary tract.
11. Sandalwood and bergamot – Sandalwood is a powerful antiseptic and is useful as a bath supplement, as is bergamot, which can take away the sting¬ing and burning sensations. Dosages of these essential oils are 2 to 3 drops mixed in the bath.
12. Chamomile – Use chamomile in your bath to alleviate discomfort.Just add chamomile tea to your bath water and soak for 20 minutes. You can use chamomile as a hot compress by heating up tea or water with chamomile essential oils in it. Dip an old rag in the mixture and place on stomach or pelvis for comfort. Or, you can wrap tea bags in an old towel.