Baking soda is a fast remedy when the first symptoms of a UTI appear. Mix ¼ t baking soda into eight ounces of water and drink. The baking soda reduces the acidity of the bladder and bacteria prefers and acidic environment. Drinking more water during a UTI will support flushing of the kidneys. Dr. Oz still recommends seeking medical attention for a UTI but, understands that it’s not always possible to get an appointment and see a doctor right away. This remedy can provide some support before the appointment.