3.Caffeinated or Citrusy Sodas
Sodas in general have been found to cause bladder irritation in people with chronic bladder inflammation, and they could aggravate symptoms in someone with a UTI. In particular, citrus-flavored sodas (think your favorite lemon-lime concoction) and caffeinated sodas are the culprits when it comes to worsening urinary tract infection symptoms. So when you’re struggling to overcome a UTI, stick to water or cranberry juice as your drink of choice.
Fruit may be an essential part of a healthy diet, but fruits containing a lot of acid can irritate the bladder — and worsen your UTI symptoms. So try to avoid lemons, oranges, grapefruits, and tomatoes when you’re treating your UTI. Other fruits that may cause bladder irritation and worsen a urinary tract infection include apples, peaches, grapes, plums, strawberries, and pineapple. You should steer clear of juices made from these fruits.