I hope that all are as well as our illness allows. Hopefully, I am now out of my bladder infection after taking three courses of antibiotics. I was pretty sure that all of this can be put down to me using so much caffeine - I am mad keen on tea. But as I seem to slip into these infections after I have more than one 'real' tea a day, I decided to stick to just having this one. I have often read that caffeine is an "irritant", but my question to the forum is, why this irritant can cause a full blown infection? Cranberry juice can also be classed as an irritant, because it acts by not allowing an infection to take hold. I am completely foxed!