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How to reduce pain of uti: Home Remedies for Fast UTI Relief


Home Remedies for Fast UTI Relief

Table of Contents

  • Ways to relieve UTI discomfort at home
    • Try heat
    • Boost your water intake
    • Take an OTC medication
    • Put on your comfy clothes
    • Sip some cranberry juice
    • Steer clear of bladder irritants
  • Combine home remedies with medical care
  • Forward improves UTI treatment

The urge to go to the bathroom, pain during urination, and lower abdominal pressure and pain associated with urinary tract infections (UTIs) can make it difficult to concentrate at work or school, enjoy favorite activities and rest comfortably at night. Fortunately, there are ways that you can get UTI relief through home remedies while your body fights the infection.

Ways to relieve UTI discomfort at home

To ease symptoms of UTI and promote healing:

Try heat

Apply warm compresses, a hot water bottle or heating pad to your pelvis. Heat increases blood flow to reduce cramping and pressure.

Boost your water intake

Drinking six to eight, 8-oz. glasses of water every day supports urine production. Each time you urinate, your body flushes bacteria out of your urinary tract to help clear up an infection.

Take an OTC medication

Phenazopyridine hydrochloride is a pain reliever for the urinary tract and can be purchased over the counter in generic form or as the brand name drug AZO. This medication temporarily relieves urinary urgency, pain, and pressure associated with UTIs. However, it doesn’t treat the underlying infection.

Put on your comfy clothes

Tight, restrictive clothing may rub against your urethra and worsen the irritation that occurs during a UTI. Opt for loose-fitting clothes and breathable cotton underwear until your symptoms resolve.

Sip some cranberry juice

Studies into the effectiveness of cranberry juice for UTI treatment have produced mixed results. However, anecdotal evidence and some small studies indicate that cranberry juice may aid in healing by making it difficult for bacteria to stick to the lining of the urinary tract. If you wish to try this traditional folk remedy, choose a juice that lists cranberries as its first ingredient and is free of artificial sweeteners and added sugar.

Steer clear of bladder irritants

Some foods and drinks can trigger bladder inflammation and intensify urinary tract infections. While your body heals, cut down on or avoid:

  • Caffeine, including coffee, tea and chocolate
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Alcohol
  • Spicy foods
  • Acidic foods like fruits and vinegar
  • Refined sugar

Combine home remedies with medical care

All of the above home remedies may ease symptoms of a UTI. However, none of them are likely to cure a urinary tract infection. While it is not possible for the immune system to fight off the bacteria that causes UTIs on its own, antibiotics are usually necessary to aid in the process. You can combine home remedies for UTI relief with the medication your primary care provider prescribes to both treat the infection and minimize your discomfort.

If you decide to let your immune system fight the infection on its own, keep close tabs on your condition. Specifically, see your doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • High fever
  • Pain in your side
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

The above symptoms could indicate that the infection has spread to the kidneys. A kidney infection requires prompt medical care, since it can permanently damage the organs or move into the bloodstream and cause a potentially fatal infection.

Even without kidney infection symptoms, you should see your doctor if:

  • Your symptoms don’t improve after two or three days
  • You have had three or more UTIs in the last 12 months
  • You’re pregnant
  • You’re diabetic
  • You have a medical condition or take a medication that suppresses your immune system

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You may be able to relieve UTI pain by taking prescribed medications and using home remedies, including a heating pad.

A UTI is a urinary tract infection. It can be an infection in any part of your urinary system, including your bladder, kidneys, urethra, and ureters.

Some of the common symptoms that can make it difficult to sleep at night include:

  • pelvic discomfort
  • persistent urge to urinate
  • burning sensation when urinating
  • frequent urination of small amounts

Keep reading to learn about medical treatments and home remedies you can use to relieve nighttime UTI symptoms.

A UTI is an infection of any location along the urinary tract, but when most people say UTI, they’re usually referring to a bladder infection. UTIs are more common in folks assigned female at birth, because of the setup of anatomy.

S. Adam Ramin, MD, urologist and medical director of Urology Cancer Specialists in Los Angeles, explained that the “bladder and its tubing, the urethra, sit directly along the length of the vagina. Urine exits the body through this very short tube, and the opening of the urethra is a tiny hole right above the entrance into the vagina.”

This positioning makes it super easy for bacteria to travel along the urinary tract.

During vaginal intercourse, bacteria from the vagina and rectum can easily move into the urethra and the bladder, causing a urinary tract infection, Ramin added.

Hormonal change is another cause of UTIs, though it’s less common. Karyn Eilber, MD, a board certified urologist and an associate professor of urology & OB-GYN at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, said some people experience UTIs at certain times of the month.

“Cyclical hormone changes related to the menstrual cycle can influence the vaginal pH. The vaginal pH is acidic which is conducive to the ‘good’ bacteria,” Eilber said. “At certain times of the month (or because of perimenopause or menopause), the pH can become less acidic so that there is an imbalance in a woman’s microbiome and she can be more prone to UTIs.

For most healthy, hydrated people, peeing should be pain-free and urine output should be nearly odorless, or in some cases should only have a slight scent of ammonia to it. If that’s not the case, an infection might be present. Here are a few common signs of a UTI to look out for:

Urgent and frequent urination

A UTI can cause inflammation and irritation of the bladder lining, making it more sensitive. This results in more urinary urgency and frequency of urination. You might also notice that despite having an urgent need to pee, the output is minimal or nonexistent.

Burning or pain while peeing

Dysuria, or burning with urination, is also a common symptom. Pain due to a UTI usually occurs with urination, but pain or burning not related to urination may be indicative of a vaginal infection or something else, Eilber said.

Smelly or cloudy urine

Ramin said that sometimes, one of the early signs of an impending UTI is a distinctly unusual smell or cloudy appearance of your urine. If you suddenly notice a foul or otherwise unusual smell to it, this may indicate a urinary tract infection or urinary stones, especially if the smell is also accompanied by a cloudy appearance.

Loss of control

You may also find you have less control over your bladder during a UTI episode. UTIs that have reached the kidneys can include the symptoms mentioned above and are frequently accompanied by back pain and fever.

To help your recovery, you need to rest. But it can be difficult to sleep with some of the uncomfortable symptoms that may accompany a UTI.

Here are some things you can do at home to help you sleep comfortably:

  • Drink plenty of water during the day to help flush out bacteria.
  • Avoid alcohol, coffee, and soft drinks that contain caffeine or citrus juice. These tend to irritate your bladder and aggravate the urgency and frequency of your need to urinate.
  • Avoid drinking a lot of fluids before bed.
  • Use an incontinence pad or wear incontinence pants. These can lessen the concern of urinating in your sleep or give you the option of not getting out of bed to urinate.
  • Use a hot water bottle or heating pad to warm your abdomen to minimize bladder discomfort or pressure.
  • Completely empty your bladder before bed.
  • Take your antibiotics as instructed by your doctor.

If your doctor hasn’t prescribed pain medication and you feel it would help you sleep, ask them for a recommendation for either OTC or prescription pain medications.

The first step to relieving UTI discomfort at night is to see your doctor about knocking out the infection.

Stopping the infection

Based on your current health and the type of bacteria in your urine, your doctor might recommend antibiotic medication for a simple UTI, such as:

  • ceftriaxone (Rocephin)
  • cephalexin (Keflex)
  • fosfomycin (Monurol)
  • nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin)
  • trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra)

If you have a complicated UTI or kidney infection, your doctor may prescribe a type of antibiotic called fluoroquinolones, such as levofloxacin (Levaquin) or ciprofloxacin (Cipro).

To reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance, you should receive the shortest treatment course possible. Effective treatment typically takes no more than 7 days.

There are also other medications available for treatment that are not antibiotic-based.

Relieving the pain

Within a few days of starting the antibiotic, you should notice a relief in discomfort, but your doctor may also suggest an analgesic (pain medication).

Antibiotics aren’t the only option and there are other prescription medications available to treat UTIs.

Many UTI analgesics include phenazopyridine for relief from the pain, itching, burning, and urinary urgency. It’s available in both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) forms.

Over-the-counter UTI medication

When it comes to treating UTIs with OTC options, you may want to skip it. Bladder infections are usually easy to treat with a course of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor and plenty of fluids. But if you’re looking for pain relief, Ramin recommends AZO.

“AZO is an effective OTC and one of the best over-the-counter bladder analgesics we have available to ease urinary pain. If taken in small doses, this is safe. Overdosing on AZO should always be avoided,” he said. “You can use AZO with or without antibiotics, but typically I recommend using it for 3 days.”

Experts also recommend drinking plenty of fluids, unsweetened cranberry juice, and taking probiotics. Just because there are OTC options to relieve UTI discomfort, you shouldn’t overlook the actual infection. In fact, Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board certified in OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, doesn’t recommend taking the OTC route at all.

“I don’t recommend over-the-counter medications for urinary tract infections,” she said. “Untreated [or not properly treated], a common bladder infection can spread to the kidneys and potentially the entire body, resulting in pyelonephritis and urosepsis.”

Those who are pregnant are particularly susceptible to this, as bladder infections can be further progressive in nature.

According to Eilber, UTI pain and other symptoms aren’t worse at night. They are just more bothersome because people aren’t as distracted by their daily activities and the symptoms of frequency and urgency are forcing you to get out of bed.

UTI discomfort may also seem worse because you’re not emptying your bladder as much as you would during the day. The pressure from collecting urine then creates discomfort against the inflamed walls of your infected bladder.

To reduce your risk of getting a UTI, there are specific lifestyle steps you can take, including:

  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water.
  • Drink cranberry juice.
  • Wipe from front to back after urinating and bowel movements.
  • Empty your bladder before and after sexual activity.
  • Take showers instead of baths.
  • Avoid potentially irritating products, such as deodorant sprays, douches, and powders, in the genital area.
  • Change tampons regularly.
  • Switch your birth control method. Condoms and diaphragms can contribute to bacterial growth.
  • Wear loose-fitting cotton underwear and clothing.

If you are experiencing symptoms of a UTI, it’s best to see your doctor as soon as possible. For those who are pregnant, a UTI can be dangerous for both mother and child.

Your doctor will perform the necessary tests, like a urine culture, to figure out the primary bacteria responsible for your infection. They’ll then prescribe medication that is targeted for your specific needs.

Again, this isn’t something you want to ignore for too long because your UTI could get a lot worse. Ramin said, in rare cases, the bacteria could make its way to your kidneys, which makes the UTI more difficult to treat.

“In more serious cases of urinary tract infection, antibiotics may need to be administered intravenously and then followed by a course of oral antibiotics for several days to weeks,” he said.

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How do you get rid of a UTI?

While it’s possible for some UTIs to clear up on their own, the best way to get rid of a UTI is by seeing your doctor.

How long do UTIs last?

According to Jordan Gitlin, MD, chief of pediatric urology at NYU Langone Hospital, a very minor infection will need treatment for about 5 to 7 days. For a more severe infection that goes up to the kidney or requires hospitalization, treatment lasts 10 to 14 days.

Why is UTI pain worse at night?

The pain and discomfort associated with UTIs aren’t worse at night, you’re just more aware of them. This is because you’re not distracted by your daily tasks and because you’re not emptying your bladder as much as you would during the day.

How should I sleep with UTI pain at night?

Here are some things you can do to help you sleep more comfortably at night, if you have UTI pain:

  • Make sure you empty your bladder completely before going to bed.
  • You may consider setting alarms during the night so you wake up and use the bathroom.
  • Use an incontinence pad or wear incontinence pants. These can lessen the concern of urinating in your sleep or give you the option of not getting out of bed to urinate.
  • Use a hot water bottle or heating pad to warm your abdomen to minimize bladder discomfort or pressure.

Some of the uncomfortable symptoms of a UTI can interfere with sleep.

Once your doctor has diagnosed and recommended treatment for your UTI, talk with them about steps you can take to make sleeping easier. They can recommend prescription or OTC pain medications. You can also try heating pads and hot water bottles.

Once you’ve recovered from your UTI, some ways you can avoid another one are to stay hydrated, take showers instead of baths, and wear cotton underwear.

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The weekend was great. You went camping with headscarves, or went to the beach, where you swam a lot, and then sat in a cold wet swimsuit, or went to a picnic, where everything was fine, except that on cool evenings you sat on the cold ground for too long

The weekend went great. You went camping with headscarves, or went to the beach, where you swam a lot, and then sat in a cold wet swimsuit, or went to a picnic, where everything was fine, except that on cool evenings you sat on the cold ground for too long … And now as a result, do you feel a sharp pain when urinating, a feeling of impossibility to go to the toilet, do you have to squeeze out the liquid literally drop by drop? As sad as it is, most likely you have cystitis.

Our consultant: obstetrician-gynecologist EUROMED Clinics Alina Vladimirovna CHAPLOUTSKAYA.

Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder. This term is often used to refer to a urinary infection associated with inflammation of the bladder mucosa and impaired function.

The appearance of cystitis can be provoked by trauma to the mucous membrane of the bladder, problems with urination, diseases of the bladder and nearby organs (prostate, urethra, genital organs), intestinal bacteria, blood stasis in the veins of the pelvis, hormonal disorders, beriberi, hypothermia, etc.

Women are more likely to suffer from cystitis than men – approximately 20 to 40% of the female population has experienced this disease.

Cystitis is primary and secondary, acute and chronic, infectious and non-infectious. Symptoms of cystitis depend on its type.


Acute cystitis is characterized by frequent urination , accompanied by “cutting” pain, hematuria (blood in the urine), discomfort in the lower abdomen, aggravated by urination, cloudy urine, fever, general malaise.

Chronic cystitis may have little or no symptoms. The only thing to notice is the increased urge to urinate.

Acute cystitis is diagnosed according to the clinical picture – pronounced symptoms make it easy to identify this disease. Chronic cystitis is determined by characteristic symptoms, urinalysis results, bacteriological studies, cystoscopy, functional studies of the lower urinary tract.


Do not delay in contacting a doctor! Only a doctor will be able to assess your condition and prescribe an effective treatment, thanks to which you will forget about discomfort very quickly. With cystitis, antibiotics are usually prescribed, as well as drugs that relieve spasm of the muscles of the bladder, which reduces pain.

In acute cystitis, patients are recommended a special diet with a low calcium content and plenty of fluids, including herbal infusions that have a diuretic effect. But it is better to refuse tea, coffee and alcohol for the period of treatment. To reduce pain, you can use heating pads, take warm baths.

Prevention of cystitis

  • Drink at least 8 glasses of fluid per day.
  • Do not hold back urination, empty your bladder regularly. Stagnant urine is a great breeding ground for bacteria.
  • Hygiene is important – wash at least once a day, while the direction of movement of the sponge should be from front to back – to avoid bacteria from entering the anus into the vagina. Toilet paper should be used in the same way.
  • Choose safe sex.
  • Urinate after intercourse. So you wash away the bacteria that got into the urethra during the act.
  • Underwear should be made of natural fabrics, you should not wear synthetic panties on a regular basis, and especially thongs, no matter how beautiful they may be.
  • Avoid hypothermia: do not sit on cold surfaces, immediately take off your wet swimsuit and put on dry underwear, etc.


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10 effective ways to relieve pain and eliminate the cause


  • 1 How to get rid of cystitis without consequences: effective methods of treatment
    • 1. 1 Treatment of cystitis: 10 effective methods
      • 1.1.1 1. Enlarge fluid intake
      • 1.1.2 2. Take antibiotics
      • 1.1.3 3. Use diuretics
      • 1.1.4 4. Apply hot compression to the lower abdomen
      • 1.1.5 5. Avoid spicy and acidic foods
      • 1.1.6 6. Use anti-inflammatory drugs
      • 1.1.7 7. Wear biological inserts
      • 1.1.8 8. Maintain a healthy lifestyle
      • 1.1.9 9. Use thermal cups
      • 1 .1.10 10. Consult a doctor
    • 1.2 What is cystitis
    • 1.3 Causes of cystitis
    • 1.4 What are the symptoms of cystitis?
      • 1.4.1 Painful urination
      • 1.4.2 Frequent visits to the toilet
      • 1.4.3 Bad smell and color of urine
      • 1.4.4 Pain in the lower abdomen
    • 1.5 When to see a doctor for cystitis
    • 1.6 Detection of cystitis: what symptoms indicate the disease
    • 1.7 Treatment cystitis with antibiotics: how to choose and take medicines
    • 1. 8 Treatment of cystitis without antibiotics
    • 1.9 Folk remedies for the treatment of cystitis
    • 1.10 How to prevent the occurrence of cystitis
    • 1.11 Diet in the treatment of cystitis
    • 1.12 Q&A:
        • What are the symptoms of cystitis?
        • How can cystitis be treated at home?
        • How often should I take medicine for cystitis?
        • Which antibiotics help with cystitis?
        • Is it possible to avoid cystitis and how?
        • What should I do if my cystitis treatment does not help?
    • 1.13 Related videos:

Find out how to properly treat cystitis: what drugs are used, what procedures are performed and what needs to be done to prevent the recurrence of the disease. Tips and recommendations from experts will help you quickly get rid of unpleasant symptoms and cure cystitis completely.

Cystitis is a urological disease caused by inflammation of the bladder. Women suffer from cystitis much more often than men because they have a shorter urethra, which increases the risk of bacterial infection. This is a common disease that can bring significant discomfort to life, but it can be treated.

In our material, we will look at 10 effective ways to treat cystitis, which will help reduce pain and eliminate the cause of the disease. Among them you will find both traditional methods of treatment and non-traditional ones, but they are all proven in practice and help to reduce the symptoms of cystitis.

If you are experiencing cystitis for the first time, you need to use unique treatment methods to prevent the disease from getting worse. It is important to start treatment for cystitis right away, otherwise you run the risk of developing complications that can lead to chronic cystitis and other urinary problems.

10 effective ways to treat cystitis

1. Increase your fluid intake

Drinking plenty of fluids (at least 8 glasses a day) helps your urine flush out bacteria from your bladder and prevents them from multiplying.



2. Take antibiotics

Antibiotics kill bacteria and stop infection. To choose the right antibiotic, you need to pass laboratory tests.

3. Use diuretics

Diuretics speed up the elimination of bacteria from the bladder, and their regular use can also prevent the formation of stones and salts in the urine.

4. Apply hot compression to the lower abdomen

Hot compression can relieve pain and dilate the blood vessels in the pelvis, making it easier for medication to reach the site of infection.

5. Avoid spicy and acidic foods

Spicy and sour foods can irritate the bladder and increase the pain of cystitis. It is better to eat soft and not spicy food.

6. Use anti-inflammatory drugs

Anti-inflammatory drugs reduce inflammation and reduce pain. It is necessary to choose drugs that do not increase the risk of exacerbation of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

7. Wear bio-pads

Biological pads can help prevent bladder infections and reduce the overall number of bacteria in the body.

8. Maintain a healthy lifestyle

This includes regular exercise, increased water intake, a healthy diet, and not smoking, which can help reduce the risk of flare-ups of cystitis.

9. Use thermal cups

Thermal cups warm the lower abdomen, improve blood circulation and reduce pain.

10. Seek medical attention

At the first sign of cystitis, it is important to see a doctor in order to make an accurate diagnosis and start treatment.

What is cystitis

Cystitis is a disease of the urinary system, which is characterized by inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bladder. It occurs more often in women than in men, due to the anatomical features of the urethra.

The main cause of cystitis is an infection, most often caused by the bacterium E. coli. Sometimes cystitis can be caused by chemical irritants, such as personal care products or certain fabrics in underwear.

Symptoms of cystitis include a burning sensation and pain when urinating, frequent and urgent urge to urinate, urinary incontinence, and small amounts of urine produced with each urination. Deterioration in general well-being, headache, as well as a change in the color and smell of urine can also be associated with cystitis.

Cystitis should be treated immediately to avoid complications. For successful treatment, it is necessary to establish the cause of the disease and follow the recommendations of doctors.

Causes of cystitis

Cystitis is a common disease that can occur due to several factors. One of the most common sources of infection is E. coli, which enters the bladder through the ureter.

Moreover, in women, cystitis occurs more often due to anatomical features: a short ureter allows bacteria to enter the bladder faster. Also, some factors may increase the risk of developing cystitis, such as:

  • Reduced immunity.
  • Insufficient hydration of the body.
  • Sitting on a cold surface for a long time.
  • Wrong choice of intimate hygiene.
  • Frequent, irregular trips to the toilet.

The use of certain types of contraception, such as diaphragms or spermicides, may also increase the risk of cystitis.

There is a lot of research going on about the many factors that can lead to or aggravate cystitis. However, based on current evidence, it can be concluded that proper hygiene and preventive measures can greatly reduce the risk of cystitis.

What are the symptoms of cystitis?

Painful urination

Symptoms of cystitis may include painful urination, which may be accompanied by a burning or burning sensation during urination. The pain may be so intense that the resulting fear of urination may cause the urine to be replaced with a smaller volume.

Frequent visits to the toilet

Another common symptom of cystitis is frequent urination. A person may feel the need to urinate much more often than usual, and small amounts of urine may be passed each time they use the toilet.

Unpleasant smell and color of urine

The presence of an unusual smell or color of urine may indicate the presence of a urinary tract infection, including cystitis. The color of the urine may vary from light yellow to dark, and the odor may be pungent and unpleasant.

Pain in the lower abdomen

Some people with cystitis may experience pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen. This is due to inflammation of the bladder, and pain may increase during or after urination.

When to see a doctor for cystitis

Cystitis is a disease of the urinary system that can cause a lot of trouble. Some cases of cystitis may go away on their own after a few days, but sometimes you will need to see a doctor.

If you have any of the following symptoms, contact your urologist immediately:

  1. Acute pain when urinating: If you feel a painful or burning sensation when urinating, this is the main symptom of cystitis.
  2. Frequent urination: if you urinate more than 7 times a day, this may be a symptom of cystitis.
  3. Blood in the urine: if you notice blood in the urine, this is a serious symptom of cystitis and should be reported to a doctor immediately.
  4. High fever: If you have a high temperature, this may be a sign that the infection has spread beyond the genitourinary system.

In addition, if you have recurring cystitis, you should also see a urologist to determine the cause and prescribe treatment.

Detection of cystitis: what symptoms indicate the disease

Cystitis is a disease of the bladder, which is often manifested by the following symptoms:

  • pain in the lower abdomen;
  • frequent and painful urination;
  • burning and pain when urinating;
  • inability to completely empty the bladder;
  • presence of blood in the urine;
  • heaviness in the lower abdomen and difficulty urinating;
  • ultrasound changes of the bladder.

If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a urologist. To confirm the diagnosis of cystitis, the doctor may order a urinalysis, an ultrasound of the bladder, and cystoscopy.

Treatment of cystitis with antibiotics: how to choose and take medicines correctly

Cystitis is a disease of the urinary system that occurs as a result of inflammation of the bladder. The problem often manifests itself in women and can be a real test for the body. Among other methods of treating cystitis, antibiotic therapy is the most effective. However, to get the result, you need to know how to choose and take antibiotics correctly.

Before taking antibiotics for the treatment of cystitis, it is necessary to undergo an appropriate examination and identify the causative agent of the disease. Once a doctor has determined which bacterium is causing the illness, antibiotic treatment can begin.

Important: do not self-medicate and start taking antibiotics without consulting a doctor.

When selecting antibiotics, it is necessary to take into account the age and condition of the patient, as well as the identified causative agent of the disease. Based on these data, the doctor will determine which antibiotic will be most effective. Treatment of cystitis with antibiotics usually lasts 3-7 days, but the duration of the course can be increased on the recommendation of a doctor.

Compliance with the dosage and regimen of antibiotics is a very important point in the treatment of cystitis. Instructions must be strictly followed to ensure optimal treatment and avoid relapses. In case of severe pain or other unpleasant symptoms, you should consult a doctor to correct the course of treatment.

Conclusion: treatment of cystitis with antibiotics is an effective way to fight the disease. However, before starting a course, it is necessary to undergo an examination and consult a doctor for the correct selection of drugs, as well as to comply with the dosage and regimen of antibiotics.

Treatment of cystitis without antibiotics

Cystitis is an inflammatory disease of the bladder. It manifests itself with various symptoms, such as frequent and painful urination, burning during urination, blood in the urine, etc. Treatment for cystitis usually involves antibiotics. However, some patients prefer to avoid this type of medication due to its side effects and potential antibiotic resistance.

There are several ways to treat cystitis without antibiotics. If you have this problem, consider the following methods:

  • Drink more water – this will reduce the concentration of bacteria in the urine and help eliminate them from the body.
  • Use a heating pad on the lower abdomen to relieve pain and cramps.
  • Use herbal preparations such as bear piss, cranberry, St. John’s wort, or psyllium, which are antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
  • Take diuretics to help clear bacteria from your bladder.
  • Drink cranberry juice, which helps prevent bacteria from attaching to the walls of the bladder.

It is important to remember that treating cystitis without antibiotics can be slower and require more patience and discipline. If symptoms do not improve or worsen, seek medical attention and start antibiotics.

Folk remedies for the treatment of cystitis

Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder caused by various causes: microbes, hormonal imbalance, allergic reactions, hypothermia, etc. The treatment of cystitis depends on its type and cause and may include both drug therapy and folk remedies.

  • Cranberry is a well-known remedy for the treatment of cystitis. You can use fresh cranberries in the form of juice (100 g 2-3 times a day), and also use in the form of an infusion (1 tablespoon of berries per 200 ml of water, boil for 10-15 minutes, drink the drink 3 times a day).
  • Coriander is a plant with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can add fresh or dried coriander leaves to food or brew as a tea (1 tablespoon per 200 ml of water).
  • Bird cherry — contains many useful substances, including flavonoids with antimicrobial activity. You can use fresh berries or an infusion of dry bird cherry (1 tablespoon per 200 ml of water, boil for 10 minutes).

Additionally, you can use a decoction of herbs with anti-inflammatory and diuretic effects: St. John’s wort, chamomile, nettle. It is also important to drink more liquids (water, lingonberry juice, herbal teas) to reduce inflammation and remove bacteria from the bladder.

How to prevent cystitis

The main way to prevent cystitis is to practice good hygiene. It is necessary to wash regularly and monitor the cleanliness of linen and intimate accessories. Avoiding synthetic underwear and using cotton panties also reduces the risk of urinary tract infections.

Experts recommend paying attention to the selection of contraceptives. The use of a diaphragm or condoms can reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections in key urinary tract organs and prevent infection.

Finally, proper nutrition and moderate physical activity help to strengthen the immune system, which reduces the risk of cystitis and other inflammatory diseases.

Good hygiene and a good lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing cystitis and keep your urinary system healthy.

Diet in the treatment of cystitis

Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder. Often the cause of its occurrence is a metabolic disorder or disinfection of the body. Therefore, proper nutrition plays an important role in the treatment of cystitis.

To relieve the symptoms of cystitis, it is recommended to exclude spicy, smoked, salty, fatty, sweet and carbonated drinks from the diet. These foods can exacerbate bladder inflammation and pain.

  • List of foods recommended for cystitis:
  • Dairy products
  • Vegetables (except harmful radishes, turnips and onions)
  • Fruits (except sour and citrus fruits)
  • Buckwheat, rice, oatmeal
  • Protein products (meat, fish, eggs)
  • Drinks recommended include green tea, plain water and skim milk.

It should be noted that in the treatment of cystitis it is important to follow the drinking regimen and drink plenty of water. Water should be drunk in small portions, but often. This will allow you to quickly remove toxins from the body and speed up the healing process.


What are the symptoms of cystitis?

Symptoms of cystitis may include frequent urination, painful urination, burning sensation during urination, blood in the urine, pain in the lower abdomen, and fever.

How can cystitis be treated at home?

Some home remedies for cystitis include drinking plenty of water, applying heat to the lower abdomen, drinking cranberry juice, using herbs, and taking diuretics.

How often should I take medicine for cystitis?

The frequency of taking medications for cystitis depends on the type of medication. Some antibiotics are taken 2-3 times a day for a week, while others may be taken once a month.

Which antibiotics help with cystitis?

Antibiotics commonly used to treat cystitis include amoxicillin, co-trimoxazole (Bactrim), fosfomycin (Monouril), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and levofloxacin (Levoflox).