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Can Cystitis go away on its own?

Cystitis is the medical term for inflammation of the bladder. In most cases, cystitis is caused by a bacterial infection, and it is called a UTI, or urinary tract infection. UTI’s can affect different areas of your body kidneys or urethra. However, the most common UTI is cystitis. UTI’s can go away on their own, but they can also be treated with cystitis antibiotics and home remedies for cystitis.

Cystitis Causes

Nearly 40% of women experience cystitis in their lifetime at least once. Cystitis occurs when bacteria reaches the urethra and travels up your bladder. In a lot of cases, this bacteria spreads from the anus. In terms of anatomy, a woman’s urinary tract is closer to the anus than a mans so it is a lot easier for women to experience cystitis. Women also have a shorter urethra than men do. One of the most common cystitis causes is from sex. It’s important to urinate straight after having sex in order to empty your bladder and flush out any build-up of urine in the bladder which may contain bacteria.

Wiping from back to front can also cause cystitis symptoms as it can mean bacteria from the anus travels to the urethra. It’s important to wipe from front to back after using the toilet in order to prevent cystitis.

Other cystitis causes include urinary catheters, menopause, using spermicide alongside contraception, kidney stones, diabetes and any condition which means you have a weakened immune system.

Cystitis Symptoms

Cystitis is an infection in the bladder. It can be painful, but they are actually relatively common, particularly in women. If you suspect you have cystitis symptoms, it’s important to know symptom information in order to confirm your diagnosis and successfully seek treatment.

The most common cystitis symptoms are:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Needing to urinate more often or more urgently than you usually would
  • Lower stomach pain
  • Dark, cloudy or strong-smelling urine

Pain from cystitis is often described as a burning or stinging pain whilst urinating. Other less common cystitis symptoms are tiredness, fever or trouble emptying your bladder. There are many different methods of how to treat cystitis.

Cystitis Treatment

Want to know how to get rid of cystitis? Cystitis usually goes away by itself and doesn’t need further treatment, although symptoms can be uncomfortable. Cystitis treatment over the counter is available to reduce painful cystitis symptoms, such as Canesoasis Cystitis Relief Sachets which relieves discomfort by making urine less acidic. The medicine can work in as little as an hour and is a great method of soothing painful symptoms.

Contact your doctor in order to confirm a diagnosis, particularly if you have never suffered from cystitis before. They will probably ask for a urine sample in order to test for any infection. This can usually be done whilst you are at the appointment, although in some cases your results will be sent off for testing. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, you may be prescribed cystitis antibiotics.

How to treat Cystitis

If you have mild cystitis symptoms, take paracetamol up to four times a day in order to reduce pain. You should avoid having sex until any cystitis symptoms clear up, as well as consuming anything that could irritate your bladder, such as alcohol, coffee or fruit juice. Drink plenty of water in order to flush out your bladder and ensure you are urinating often.

There are home remedies for cystitis, and over the counter methods such as Galpharm Cystocalm Cystitis Relief. The sachets can clear up cystitis symptoms quickly and effectively. Cranberry juice, or cranberry products, are often dubbed popular home remedies for cystitis. It’s been proven that cranberry juice doesn’t actually help symptoms too much compared to antibiotics, but cranberry products are a great way to prevent cystitis and improve the health of your bladder.

Cystitis antibiotics are available from pharmacies with a prescription. Trimethoprim 200mg Tablets is commonly used as a cystitis antibiotics. It’s a broad-spectrum antibiotic which works by killing bacteria in the body which may cause infection. Another commonly used cystitis antibiotics is Nitrofurantoin 100mg MR, which works in a similar way to Trimethoprim. Antibiotics are given on a three-day course and should clear up the infection.

If symptoms don’t clear up within three days, arrange an appointment with your GP. Your doctor can prescribe you cystitis antibiotics. Minor UTI’s will go away of their own accord, but in some cases they can spread. If symptoms are worsening, the infection may be travelling further into your urethra, particularly if pain travels up to your abdomen. In rare cases, the infection can travel to your kidneys which can potentially be life threatening.

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