Not all infections were created equal. If you have an ear infection, you can tell anyone and expect, well, an earful of sympathy. Same deal if you get an infection from a wound, or in your sinuses, or really anywhere but the famous urinary tract.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are extremely painful, and they can make it difficult to get through the day. Especially if you’re out of the house at work or school, the last thing you need is the constant, painful interruption of another trip to the bathroom.

Every woman knows how painful UTIs can be. And yet we don’t talk about them, because they are somehow in the same category as diarrhea, constipation, and other bathroom-related ailments that aren’t suitable for polite conversation.

The problem with that? Natural remedies have stayed alive for centuries, entirely dependent on word-of-mouth. If we aren’t up to sharing those remedies, it’s time to look somewhere else. Here’s one of many online resources for UTI remedies, Top 10 Home Remedies:

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) – Home Remedies

There are some fantastic natural remedies in the video above, but do remember that sometimes the most basic answers are best. In addition to whatever home remedies you try out, make sure you’re staying hydrated! Drinking plenty of water can really help along your UTI, no matter how unpleasant it is to need the restroom (think of it this way—even if there’s nothing in your bladder, your UTI is still going to send you on more bathroom trips than you’d like no matter how much you choose to drink). Once you have your body hydrated, feel free to dive into the world of (internet-shared!) natural remedies.