Urinary burning treatment: Burning Urine Home Remedies – By Dr. Shrivallabh Kulkarni
Burning Urine Home Remedies – By Dr. Shrivallabh Kulkarni
Burning, painful urination, also known as dysuria, can cause a great deal of discomfort to the affected people. The symptoms (usually pain and a burning sensation during urination) can range from being constant to intermittent and can get worse or improve depending on how active the individual is.
A burning sensation or pain when urinating can also be a sign of a UTI (or urinary tract infection). So, if you are experiencing this type of pain or burning sensation, it is important to seek medical attention so that the underlying cause can be diagnosed and treated.
You can ease this burning sensation that you feel while urinating in a number of ways. For instance, you can try drinking plenty of fluids, including water, to flush any toxins or irritants out of your system. You can also choose to take pain relievers to deal with this urinary pain or discomfort. However, if the burning persists, talk to your doctor and ask them about other possible treatment options.
Besides the options mentioned above, there are also some home remedies that can help alleviate burning urination. They include:
It is important to stay hydrated, especially if you are someone who is prone to urinary tract infections. Drinking plenty of water can help prevent or treat UTIs, and it can even help alleviate or do away with the burning sensation that you feel while urinating.
It must be noted that water is vital for the urinary tract organs to remove waste from the body efficiently while retaining important nutrients and electrolytes. Keeping your body hydrated not only dilutes your urine and makes it pass through your system more quickly, but it also makes it harder for bacteria to infect the cells that line your urinary organs.
There is no hard-and-fast rule about how much water you should drink every day; everyone has different needs. That said, most adults should aim to drink between six and eight regular-sized glasses of water each day.
Consuming Cranberries More Often
Cranberry juice is a well-established natural treatment for UTIs and can also help relieve symptoms such as painful and burning urination, etc. Cranberry juice has compounds that could potentially help in preventing the Escherichia coli bacteria from attaching to cells in the urinary tract. Apart from this, cranberry has also been shown to be effective in clearing other infections and speeding wound recovery.
The juice of cranberries is also a good source of antioxidants that are commonly known as polyphenols. These antioxidants have great anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial properties. Not to mention that these properties can aid in the strengthening of your immune system and the fight against infection!
You will find no definitive answer to how much cranberry juice one should drink in order to prevent a UTI. However, it’s generally recommended that people drink around 400 millilitres of at least 25% cranberry juice every day.
Practicing Sexual Hygiene
Engaging in sexual intercourse can sometimes introduce bacteria and other microbes into the urinary tract, which can lead to symptoms like painful and burning urination. It must be noted that practising good sexual hygiene habits is very important for reducing this risk.
To practise good sexual hygiene, you must keep the following points in mind:
- Try to urinate immediately before and after having sexual intercourse
- Don’t avoid using a condom (or other barrier contraceptives)
- Wash your genitals (especially the foreskin) thoroughly before and after having sex
Some evidence suggests that increasing your intake of vitamin C could help protect against urinary tract infections and the symptoms related to them. Vitamin C has been shown to increase the acidity that is present in urine. This makes it really difficult for bacteria to grow inside the bladder.
In addition, vitamin C has antioxidant properties that may help enhance or strengthen the immune system. Fruits and vegetables are an excellent way to increase your vitamin C intake, which is especially important for immune system health. It must be kept in mind that red peppers, oranges, grapefruit, and kiwifruit are all great sources of vitamin C; just one serving of each provides the full recommended daily amount.
These home remedies for burning urine are simple and easy, and they can prove to be very effective in solving your problem. You can try these remedies and get rid of that burning sensation and pain in the urinary tract. If you experience burning sensations in your urethra, it is likely that you have a urinary tract infection.
These infections can be identified and diagnosed by your doctor or healthcare provider. They may prescribe certain oral antibiotics that can help treat your infection. Also, if you are suffering from burning in the urethra due to a urinary tract infection, you should drink plenty of fluids.
Drinking an adequate quantity of fluids every day is essential for flushing out excess bacteria and other toxins from your body. It can also make you urinate more frequently than usual. Furthermore, we just hope that you found this article informative and useful!
In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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Dysuria: 7 Natural Remedies for Painful Urination
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By Kathleen McCoy, BS
September 15, 2018
Dysuria is the term used to identify pain when urinating. While more common in women, men and women of any age can experience painful urination. It is most often caused by some sort of an infection like a urinary tract infection (UTI) or a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but it can also be the sign of a more serious underlying health condition like diabetes or even cancer. (1)
According to a report published in 2017 in the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases, the number of UTIs, a major source of dysuria, increased an astounding 52 percent between 1998 and 2011. Researchers note that older patients and female populations experienced a greater increase than other populations. (2)
Another troublesome finding from the report is the dramatic increase in hospitalizations and treatment cost due to an increase in antimicrobial resistance found in treating urinary tract infection symptoms.
Often, the pain or the discomfort is described as a mild to moderate burning sensation. However, for some, the pain can be quite severe. Symptoms generally abate after dysuria treatment focuses on the underlying infection. If caused by an STD, it is vital that both partners are treated for the infection to prevent recurrence.
Effective natural remedies are available to help boost the immune system, fight the infection, and facilitate healing to relieve the burning, itching, pain and general discomfort of dysuria.
What Is Dysuria?
Dysuria is the medical term used to identify the pain or discomfort experienced while urinating. It can present mildly, or the burning, itching or pain can be quite severe.
Recognized symptoms of dysuria include: (4)
- General discomfort while urinating
- A burning or stinging sensation while urinating
- An itching sensation during or after urinating
- Pain during or after urination
- For women, the discomfort can be experienced both internally and externally — external pain is generally caused by an inflammation of the skin while a urinary tract infection can cause internal pain
- Cloudy urine caused by a UTI, kidney stones, diabetes or gonorrhea
- Hematuria, or blood in the urine, can also accompany pain when urinating — it is important to see your physician if your urine is dark red, brown, pink or orange in color as tests will be needed to determine the cause
Causes and Risk Factors
For women, dysuria is often the result of:
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Vaginal yeast infection
- Urinary tract infection
- Inflammation of the urethra
- Sexual intercourse
- Contraceptive sponges
Dysuria in men is often caused by:
- Urinary tract infection
- Prostate disease
Dysuria in both genders may be caused by: (5)
- Bladder or kidney stones
- STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea and genital herpes
- Inflammation of the bladder
- Kidney infection
- Interstitial cystitis
- Certain chemotherapy drugs
- Radiation treatments to the pelvic area
In children, dysuria can occur if they have vesicoureteral reflux where the urine backflows from the bladder into the kidneys, or if there is an obstruction in the urinary tract
Risk factors include:
- Being female
- Being pregnant
- Having diabetes
- Having an enlarged prostate
- Kidney stones
- Bladder disease
- Urinary catheter
- Not using condoms and/or having multiple sexual partners
Conventional Treatment of Dysuria
Occasional discomfort while urinating is not uncommon, but it if is accompanied by other symptoms, including fever, frequent urination, back pain, abdominal pain, abnormal discharge from the vagina or urethra, or if the pain worsens, it is important to see your physician.
Diagnosing dysuria requires a physical examination, which, for women, may include a pelvic examination. A blood test and a urine test will likely be ordered to determine the cause.
Once the infection causing the dysuria has been diagnosed, treatment can begin. Conventional treatment of dysuria may include:
- Oral antibiotics for bacterial infections or STDs
- Antifungal medications for vaginal yeast infections
- Uristat, a painkiller specifically for pain related to a urinary tract infection (6)
7 Natural Treatments for Painful Urination (Dysuria)
1. Drink More Water
While it may cause an increase in urination frequency, drinking more water than you typically do may help flush out the toxins and reduce painful urination, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
Recent news of contaminated water supplies, the potential dangers water bottled in plastic and city water treated with fluoride shouldn’t dissuade you from drinking fresh, clean water. If you live in an area with contaminated or questionable water, you may want to invest in a water filter system. The key is to stay hydrated by drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water every day.
Adding friendly bacteria to your system with probiotics can help fight the unfriendly bacteria and fungi that can cause dysuria. As a bonus, if you’ve been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, STD or yeast infection and you’ve been prescribed antibiotics, probiotics can help counteract the negative side effects of these drugs. (7)
In addition to a high-quality, soil-based organisms (SBOs) probiotic supplement, when you are fighting an infection, be sure to add plenty of probiotic-rich foods to your diet. Add kefir to your post-workout smoothie, sauerkraut or kimchi to your dinner plate, a bowl of yogurt to your breakfast, or use apple cider vinegar, with the mother culture, in your salad dressings to reap the benefits of natural probiotics.
3. Clove Oil
Known for fighting intestinal parasites and candida, research shows that clove oil also inhibits both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria while boosting the immune system. In a report published in the journal Critical Reviews in Microbiology, researchers identify that eugenol, the primary compound in clove oil, shows anti-inflammatory activities and antimicrobial activity against fungi and bacteria, showing it has a broad spectrum of activity against a variety of human pathogens. (8)
If you elect to take clove oil internally, please do so while under the care of a functional medicine doctor, nutritionist or your family physician as it should not be taken for longer than two weeks or by individuals on certain blood-thinning medications or by young children.
4. Vitamin C
According to the Cleveland Clinic, vitamin C is “one of the biggest immune system boosters of all.” When fighting an infection, it is imperative that you consume vitamin C-rich foods each day and add a high-quality food-based supplement to your routine as the body doesn’t produce it or store it. (9)
If you don’t like citrus fruits, no worry! There are plenty of other fresh fruits and vegetables to add to your diet that are rich with vitamin C. Adding strawberries, kiwi, papaya, guava, pineapple and mango to your smoothies will give you a healthy boost, as will adding broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts to your meals. Enjoy raw kale in a Caesar salad, or keep kale chips nearby for afternoon snacks.
This aromatic seed is related to ginger and offers a unique sweet and floral flavor. Cardamom has been used for generations as a natural breath freshener, digestive aid and to improve circulation. It also acts as a diuretic, helping flush out toxins and retained water. In addition, research shows that it can kill certain types of bacteria, including Streptococcus mutant, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (10, 11)
This promising seed is also now being studied for vascular function, cancer, dry mouth and nausea (12) To use as a diuretic, mix one teaspoon of cardamom powder in one cup of warm milk and drink before bed each evening. If desired, a touch of raw honey can be added to create a beautifully floral and soothing bedtime drink.
Goldenseal, used by Native Americans for generations in the treatment of colds, vaginitis, urinary tract infections and gonorrhea, naturally appears on this list for dysuria remedies. (13) It shows antimicrobial activity against both viruses and bacteria and is a natural immune system stimulant. Research shows that it may actually help prevent UTI’s by keeping bacteria from attaching to the wall of the bladder. Additionally, it may be effective against vaginitis, and it may even help lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetics. (14, 15)
Goldenseal, to fight an infection, should be taken at the strength of four to six grams per day by a pill, which is generally well-tolerated by most individuals. Pill supplements, tinctures and teas are available; be sure to select a high-quality natural supplement. Don’t take goldenseal for longer than three weeks, and talk to your doctor about any potential interactions with medications you are taking.
7. Oil of Oregano
Research shows that this essential oil can fight certain types of cancer, viruses, fungi and bacteria. Rich with carvacrol and thymol, oil of oregano may help your body fight the infection causing painful urination. Researchers continue to study its effects on a variety of conditions, including colon cancer, inflammation, pulmonary function and more. (16, 17)
You can use oregano oil topically for skin infections by mixing it with a carrier oil. When taking it internally, it is vital to purchase a “100 percent therapeutic grade oil” only. While fighting an infection, take three drops of oregano oil, twice a day, for 10 days. You can add oregano oil to any cold beverage or food of your choice. If you prefer, you can take 600 milligrams each day of oil of oregano in capsule form.
As dysuria is typically caused by an infection, boosting your immune system and avoiding practices that put you at a greater risk of infection is important. This is especially true as we see more and more antibiotic resistance across the globe. Harvard Medical School recommends the following to help prevent dysuria symptoms:
- When dysuria is caused by interstitial cystitis or pyelonephritis, flushing your urinary tract by drinking fresh water can help to prevent further episodes.
- If dysuria symptoms are caused by irritation or inflammation, women should keep their genital area clean and dry. During menses, frequent changing of tampons or sanitary napkins can also help.
- Both men and women should urinate after sexual intercourse.
- For dysuria caused by an STD, all sexual partners need to complete the recommended treatment for the STD and then start to practice safe sex.
- Women should wipe from front to back after a bowel movement to keep bacteria away from the vagina.
If dysuria is caused by a sexually transmitted disease, it is important for women to complete the treatment protocol to prevent fertility problems or scarring in the reproductive tract.
When dysuria is caused by a urinary tract infection, curing the infection is vital; left untreated, certain complications, including permanent kidney damage, chronic kidney infections (pyelonephritis), urethral strictures in men and even life-threatening sepsis, may occur. (18)
- Dysuria is the medical term used to identify pain, burning or itching sensation, or general discomfort that accompanies urination.
- Dysuria is most often caused by some sort of infection like a UTI, bladder infection or an STD, but it can also be caused by certain medications and chemotherapy drugs.
- Conventional treatment depends on the root cause of the pain experienced while urinating but may include antibiotics, painkillers or anti-fungal medications.
- If dysuria is caused by an STD, all sexual partners need to be treated for the infection to prevent recurrence.
- The underlying infection causing the dysuria treatments must be treated as serious complications can occur without treatment including sepsis.
- The following are some natural treatment options for dysuria:
- Drink more water to help flush out the toxins and reduce pain. Aim for drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water every day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, drink at least 75 ounces of fresh, clean water every day.
- Eat probiotic-rich foods and take a high-quality SBO-based probiotic supplement daily while fighting the infection that is causing your dysuria symptoms.
- Take clove oil for no longer than two weeks while fighting an infection. Do not use clove oil if you are on blood-thinning medications.
- Eat vitamin C-rich foods and take a high-quality food-based supplement to boost your immune system while fighting an infection.
- Drink cardamom and warm milk each night before bed to help fight bacteria in your system and as a natural diuretic.
- Take four to six grams of goldenseal daily in a pill form to fight an infection, but don’t take it for longer than three weeks consecutively.
- Take three drops of therapeutic grade oregano oil twice a day for 10 days to fight the underlying infection causing the dysuria; 600 milligrams of oil of oregano in a capsule form can be used if you don’t care for the taste of the essential oil on your food.
Burning during urination in men, causes
Burning during urination in a man occurs at the moment when urine, passing through the urethra, irritates him.
Irritation of the urethra is possible only with some “suffering” of the mucous membrane.
In this picture you can see that the inside of the urethra is lined with a smooth pink mucosa.
If the mucosa is damaged, as seen in this picture, it will react to the passage of urine with a burning sensation.
- 1. Injuries – even small scratches, if, for example, urolithiasis has become more active and sand has come out. But you could not help but notice this – the pain would be incredible.
- 2. Inflammation of the mucosa – leads to an increase in its sensitivity. To understand this, imagine a sore on the inside of your lip or cheek. At any touch, it aches and burns. It’s about the same here. The cause of this inflammation is infection .
That is, if against the background of a normal life, without injuries, without renal colic, you began to feel a burning sensation during urination – most likely it was some kind of pathogenic microorganism that did its harmful work.
In this case, in order to eliminate an unpleasant symptom, it is worth to take tests for latent infections .
You can do it yourself – below is a list of the standard test kit. But it’s better to go to the doctor and here’s why: in order to bring the mucosa to such a state in which urine will cause a burning sensation, the infection must spend several life cycles in your body, which means that it cannot be ruled out that it did not start “biting” the prostate.
Please note that if the burning sensation during urination is accompanied by an increased urge to go pee, and if there are also nightly trips to the toilet, then it is better not just to take tests, but to fully examine the prostate.
Here are two, no, even 3 options that you can implement in our clinic:
1. UROLOGIST APPOINTMENT + PROSTATE ULTRASOUND
3. Check Up “Full examination for LATENT INFECTIONS”:
– Primary consultation with a urologist + examination;
– ultrasound of the prostate;
– smear for microbiocenosis;
– tests for 8 latent (genital) infections;
– blood for antibodies to chlamydia types A, G;
– consultation with a urologist based on the results of tests;
*This is the most complete version of the examination, since it includes the correct positions on the methods of studying certain infections. In addition, this is the most profitable option for examination, given that it includes 2 consultations with a urologist and ultrasound.
|6300 ₽* (instead of 9000 ₽!)
As promised, the list of recommended tests:
- Ureaplasma parvum
- Ureaplasma urealyticum
- Mycoplasma hominis
- Mycoplasma genitalium
- Human herpesvirus
- + Swab for microbiocenosis
How to deal with a burning sensation in the urethra in women: symptoms, causes and treatment
- 1 Urinary burning sensation in women: causes, prevention and treatment
- 1.1 Urethral burning sensation in women: symptoms, causes and treatment
- 1.2 What is urethral burning sensation?
- 1.3 Symptoms of a burning sensation in the urethra in women
- 1.4 Why does a burning sensation in the urethra occur?
- 1.5 Main causes of burning sensation in the urethra in women
- 1. 6 What diseases can cause a burning sensation in the urethra?
- 1.7 How is a burning sensation in the urethra diagnosed?
- 1.8 What diagnostic methods are used to detect diseases of the urinary system?
- 1.9 What precautions should be taken for a burning sensation in the urethra?
- 1.10 What should I do if I have a burning sensation in the urethra?
- 1.11 What are the treatments for burning sensation in the urethra?
- 1.12 Key recommendations for preventing burning sensation in the urethra in women
- 1.13 Related videos:
Burning sensation in the urethra in women can be a sign of a urinary tract infection. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition. Learn how to avoid relapses and keep your urinary system healthy.
Burning sensation in the urethra in women can be quite unpleasant and uncomfortable. In most cases, this is a sign of urethritis – inflammation of the urethra. The urethra is the tube through which urine exits the body. It is located near the vaginal area, so some diseases of the vagina can cause a burning sensation in the urethra.
In addition to urethritis, burning in the urethra can be caused by cystitis, pyelonephritis and other infectious diseases. Symptoms, causes and treatment of such diseases should be found out from a specialist. It is important not to delay going to the doctor to avoid complications.
In this article we will tell you what other causes can cause burning in the urethra in women, what symptoms you need to pay attention to and what to do to prevent and treat this unpleasant symptom.
Burning sensation in the urethra in women: symptoms, causes and treatment
One of the most common symptoms is a burning sensation or pain when urinating. The following symptoms are also possible:
- frequent urination
- blood in the urine
- discomfort in the lower abdomen
- general weakness and fatigue
The main causes of burning sensation in the urethra in women are: rhea)
Treatment depends on the cause. For infectious diseases of the genitourinary system, antibiotics are prescribed. Appropriate drugs are used for sexually transmitted infections. In case of allergic reactions to hygiene products, they should be stopped and antihistamines prescribed. In the case of menopause, hormone therapy is often required. It is important to see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
What is a burning sensation in the urethra?
A burning sensation in the urethra, also called dysuria, is a common symptom in women. It is characterized by a sensation of painful, sharp, or burning discomfort in the urethra when urinating.
Such a symptom may be due to various conditions and diseases. Dysuria can be caused by a urinary tract infection, kidney stones, infectious agents that penetrate in the absence of personal hygiene, allergic reactions to hygiene products, and even nervous tension.
Symptoms of burning sensation in the urethra in women
Burning sensation in the urethra is one of the most common symptoms in women. It occurs due to inflammation or irritation of the mucous membrane of the bladder and urethra.
In addition to burning, women may also experience other symptoms such as:
- Frequent urination;
- Pain during urination;
- Abdominal pain and discomfort;
- Bad smell of urine;
- Discoloration of urine;
- Small amount of blood in urine.
If you experience these symptoms, contact your doctor. He will conduct an examination and prescribe treatment depending on the cause of the symptoms. These symptoms should not be ignored as they may indicate a serious illness.
Why is there a burning sensation in the urethra?
Burning sensation in the urethra is a fairly common symptom that can occur in women at any age. It can be associated with various reasons, including diseases of the genitourinary system.
One of the most common causes of this symptom is a urinary tract infection, which causes inflammation and irritation of the urinary tract. In this case, the urethra becomes especially sensitive, so urination may be accompanied by painful sensations.
It can also be caused by irritation of the skin around the urethra caused by the use of certain hygiene products or other factors.
In any case, if you experience a burning sensation in the urethra, you should consult a doctor. Only a specialist will be able to determine the exact cause of the symptom and prescribe an effective treatment.
Main causes of burning sensation in the urethra in women
Infections of the genitourinary system
The most common cause of burning sensation during urination is a bacterial infection of the genitourinary system. It can be cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis and other diseases.
Also harmful agents that can cause burning and itching of the lungs are fungal infections. In the laboratory, fungi are defined as pathogenic microflora, which makes it possible to make a specific diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatment.
Allergy to metals
Burning sensation during urination may be due to an allergy to metals, especially if tampons with an applicator are used. Usually, the discharge with such allergies is similar to bloody.
Hormonal changes in the body, which are observed during menstruation, pregnancy, breastfeeding and the use of hormonal contraception, can lead to a burning sensation and itching in the urethra.
Genitourinary injuries, including surgery and contact sports, can cause a burning sensation in the urethra.
In addition, other causes of burning sensation in the urethra can be: violation of hygiene rules, carriage of viruses, persistent stagnation of blood, swelling of the bladder.
What diseases can cause a burning sensation in the urethra?
Cystitis is one of the most common diseases that cause a burning sensation in the urethra. Inflammation of the bladder is characterized by pain during urination, frequent visits to the toilet, severe burning and discomfort.
Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra that can occur in women and men. This disease leads to burning and soreness during urination and may be accompanied by the release of purulent mucus.
Pyelonephritis is an infectious disease that affects the kidneys and urinary tract. It leads to pain in the kidney area, fever and sharp pain when urinating.
Genital herpes is a viral disease that causes painful blisters and lesions on the genitals and urinary canal. When herpes occurs, burning during urination is one of the main symptoms.
Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vaginal mucosa that can cause burning and discomfort when urinating, as well as discharge and itching in the genital area.
Opisthorchiasis is a disease caused by parasites that enter the bladder and urinary tract. It can cause burning during urination, profuse discharge, and even bloody impurities in the urine.
How to diagnose a burning sensation in the urethra?
If you experience a burning sensation in your urethra, you should contact your gynecologist or urologist. Diagnosis begins with an examination by a doctor who can detect an inflammatory process in the urinary tract.
It is important to note that a burning sensation and pain in the urethra can be a manifestation of not only inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract, but also other diseases, such as oncology, infections, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. Therefore, at the first manifestations, it is necessary to consult a doctor to establish accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
What diagnostic methods are used to detect diseases of the urinary system?
Doctors use a variety of diagnostic methods to diagnose urinary tract diseases. One of the main methods is urine analysis. This analysis allows you to identify the presence of inflammatory processes in the bladder, prostate gland, urethra and other organs of the genitourinary system.
Another diagnostic method is an ultrasound examination of the genitourinary system. This method allows you to identify tumors, stones and other formations in the organs of the genitourinary system.
X-ray and computed tomography methods are used for a detailed examination of the urinary system. These methods allow you to get a 3D image of the organs of the genitourinary system, which helps to determine the presence of diseases such as cancer, cysts and other tumors.
All diagnostic methods used are aimed at identifying diseases of the urinary system and making an accurate diagnosis, which helps to determine the correct treatment and appropriate methods for its implementation.
What precautions should be taken for a burning sensation in the urethra?
Drink more water. In case of burning sensation in the urethra, it is very important to increase the amount of water consumed. Water will help dilute the urine and eliminate possible infections.
Avoid irritating products. Highly acidic foods, as well as alcohol and coffee, may exacerbate symptoms and cause burning in the urethra.
Maintain personal hygiene. To prevent urinary tract infections, it is important to keep the body clean and use disposable wipes after using the toilet. It is also recommended to avoid too frequent showers and the use of scented soaps and shower gels.
Call your doctor. If burning sensation persists for more than a few days, accompanied by pain or fluctuating temperature, consult a physician. The doctor will find out the cause of the symptoms and suggest effective treatment.
What should I do if I have a burning sensation in the urethra?
Burning sensation in the urethra is a fairly common symptom in women. Although often the cause of its appearance lies in a common urinary tract infection, you should not ignore it, as it may be a sign of a more serious illness.
In addition to medication, it is important to follow some simple rules to speed up your recovery. First, increase your fluid intake to help your body get rid of bacteria. Second, empty your bladder regularly to avoid urinary retention, which can lead to reinfection.
- Drink more water. The drinking regimen must be composed of such drinks as water, compotes, herbal decoctions, tinctures, etc.
- Maintain good hygiene. Wash your genitals thoroughly after going to the toilet. Avoid wearing too tight underwear and synthetic fabrics.
- Only have safe sex. Use condoms to protect yourself from genital infections, which can cause burning during urination.
In most cases, the burning sensation in the urethra is caused by a common infection that can be easily treated. However, this symptom should not be ignored as it may be a sign of a more serious illness. Therefore, the first step should be to see a doctor.
What are the treatments for burning sensation in the urethra?
Treatment for burning sensation in the urethra depends on the cause of the condition. However, regardless of the cause, the first line of treatment for burning in the urethra is to take plenty of fluids. Water helps flush out bacteria, reduce inflammation, and reduce the concentration of salts in the urine, which reduces pain.
If the burning sensation is caused by a urinary tract infection, antibiotics such as cephalosporins, amoxicillin, fosfomycin are prescribed. You can also use anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain and inflammation (eg Diclofenac).
For prostatitis or cystitis, it is recommended to take antispasmodics, such as Drotaverine, to relieve pain and reduce bladder and prostate cramps. Laser treatment or physical therapy may be prescribed to speed up recovery.
Additionally, a good measure in the treatment of burning in the urethra in women is to perform a set of gymnastic exercises aimed at strengthening the muscles of the genitourinary system. It is also recommended to exclude from the diet foods that stimulate the urinary system and increase the concentration of urinary salts, such as spicy and fried foods.
In any case, at the first symptoms of burning in the urethra, you should consult a doctor and do not self-medicate. Only an experienced specialist can correctly determine the cause of the disease and prescribe an effective treatment.
Key recommendations for preventing burning sensation in the urethra in women
1. Drink enough water
Drinking too little water can cause the urethra to stop, and this can lead to bacteria multiplying in the bladder. The burning sensation is caused by bacteria.
2. Maintain hygiene
Women should maintain hygiene around the urethra to avoid contamination by bacteria. Daily washing will help remove excess bacteria, which in turn will help to avoid burning sensations.
3. Avoid long periods of wet clothing
Wet clothing can cause various infections, including urinary tract infections.