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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 698758, 4 pages
Case Report

Efficient and Cost-Effective Alternative Treatment for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Interstitial Cystitis in Women: A Two-Case Report

1School of Medicine, Lebanese American University, Byblos 1401, Lebanon
2School of Pharmacy, Lebanese American University, Byblos 1401, Lebanon
3Clinic Dr. Ralph Irani for Alternative Medicine, Beirut 1202, Lebanon
4Pharmaceutical Science Department, School of Pharmacy, Lebanese American University, Byblos 1401, Lebanon

Received 25 October 2014; Accepted 28 November 2014; Published 21 December 2014

Academic Editor: Ludger Klimek

Copyright © 2014 Anthony Mansour et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections affecting women. UTIs are primarily caused by Escherichia coli, which increases the likelihood of a recurrent infection. We encountered two cases of recurrent UTIs (rUTIs) with a positive E. coli culture, not improving with antibiotics due to the development of antibiotic resistance. An alternative therapeutic regimen based on parsley and garlic, L-arginine, probiotics, and cranberry tablets has been given. This regimen showed a significant health improvement and symptoms relief without recurrence for more than 12 months. In conclusion, the case supports the concept of using alternative medicine in treating rUTI and as a prophylaxis or in patients who had developed antibiotic resistance.