Treatment of cystitis at home

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Last reviewed: 12.03.2022

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Cystitis is a very unpleasant disease associated with inflammation of the bladder mucosa. It cannot be dismissed and ignored: sharp pains in the lower abdomen, frequent urge to urinate, cramps and burning during emptying, general malaise, often fever. Those who have these symptoms for the first time - go to the doctor. But the pathology tends to recur under certain adverse conditions, and patients often prefer to overcome it on their own, cure cystitis at home.

Treatment of cystitis at home quickly with pills

Cystitis is caused mainly by various kinds of bacteria (E. Coli, staphylococci) against the background of a decrease in the immune system. It involves complex treatment, which includes dieting, drinking plenty of water, including decoctions of medicinal diuretic and anti-inflammatory herbs, herbal remedies. Effective pills for the treatment of cystitis at home are:

  • cystone - has a rich composition. Among its components are plant extracts: stem didymocarpus, reed saxifrage, heart-leaved madder, filmy smikavets, rough strawberry, bract osma, ashen vernonia. In addition, the tablets contain silicic lime, mineral resin. All this provides a diuretic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic effect of the drug;
  • Monurel - made on the basis of cranberry extract, which is popularly called a natural antibiotic. The high concentration of tannins in its composition prevents the reproduction and attachment of microorganisms to the bladder mucosa;
  • kanefron - available in pills and solutions. It contains extracts of lovage, rosehip, centaury and rosemary. The remedy relaxes the smooth muscles of the bladder, relieves spasm, relieves pain, has an antimicrobial effect;
  • D-mannose is a dietary supplement, an organic monosaccharide, its action is aimed at foreign microorganisms that violate the natural microflora of the body;
  • no-shpa, papaverine, pentalgin - fast-acting antispasmodics, will bring relief and eliminate the symptoms of the disease;
  • ibuprofen - a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug will help reduce inflammation, which will speed up recovery.

Treatment of cystitis at home with antibiotics

In the treatment of infectious cystitis, antibiotics cannot be dispensed with. Therapy can be carried out at home, but in order to determine which drug is suitable, you will have to contact a urologist and do a urine culture to identify the causative agent of the infection and its sensitivity to the antibiotic. [1], [2]

Possible drugs include:

  • palin - available in capsules, belongs to the group of quinols, its spectrum of action is gram-negative bacteria. This happens due to the destruction of bacterial DNA. Treatment with the drug is not used for children, pregnant women and with great caution to the elderly after 70 years;
  • furagin - the active substance - furazidin, inhibits biological processes in bacterial cells. It also has a number of contraindications, which you need to familiarize yourself with in the instructions. The course of treatment can last 7-10 days;
  • nolicin - has a wide spectrum of action, second-generation fluoroquinol. They treat acute and chronic infections of the lower and upper urinary tract. With caution apply to epileptics, people with mental disorders, cardiovascular diseases;
  • monural - can be used without a preliminary urine test. It is taken at night after emptying the bladder once at a dose of 3 g, therefore it is indicated only for acute infections. Can be applied to children over 12 years of age.

Treatment of cystitis with alternative remedies at home

Most alternative recipes include drinking plenty of water in order to remove the waste products of pathogens from the body, preventing them from infiltrating the walls of the bladder. This will require at least 2-2.5 liters of liquid.

In addition to plain water, it is necessary to use decoctions of medicinal herbs that have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic effects. What herbs can be used separately or as part of fees for the rapid elimination of cystitis at home? The most famous in terms of efficiency are the following:

  • antibacterial - bearberry (bear ears), honeysuckle, half a floor, blueberries, garlic, barberry;
  • painkillers - corn stigmas, plantain, marshmallow;
  • antispasmodic - skullcap, hops, chamomile;
  • urinary - shepherd's purse, horsetail, corn stigmas, goldenrod, plantain;
  • alkalizing - marshmallow, comfrey, ginger;
  • strengthening - elderberry, yarrow, juniper, burdock.

In addition to ingestion, medicinal plants will help in another way, as decoctions for baths. One of the recipes suggests the use of bay leaves: 30 g of raw materials are dipped in 10 liters of water, boiled for 25 minutes, poured into a bowl in which you can sit down. After cooling to a warm state, they are immersed in water, while the genitals, buttocks should be covered. The procedure lasts 10 minutes.

In the treatment of cystitis, douching using the above herbs is also used.

Treatment of cystitis with chamomile

Infusions and decoctions of chamomile are drunk to quickly eliminate inflammation, disinfect the urinary organs, and relieve spasms of their walls. [3]

The flowers of the plant in their composition contain coumarin compounds, flavonoids, various organic acids, bitterness, mucus, tannins, carotenes, phytosterol, polysaccharide compounds, which determines their therapeutic effect.

There are different ways to prepare them: brewing in a thermos, in a water bath, pouring boiling water. The usual proportions are a large spoonful of raw materials per half liter of water, and it is best to use the recommendations on the package. Drink herbal tea after meals for half a glass three times a day.

Another use may be a bath of the decoction of the plant. To prepare it, you will need 2 tablespoons of dried flowers per 0.5 l of water. Fill with boiling water and after insisting for a while, pour the filtered liquid into a container with warm water, sit for 10-15 minutes.

Treatment of cystitis with soda

There was a place in the treatment of cystitis and baking soda. It is used to lower the level of urine acidity, since the acidic environment is a favorable background for the reproduction of bacteria. In addition, the substance accelerates diuretic processes, has a local antibacterial effect, reduces pain, burning. To do this, a solution of soda is used inside. A glass of water will require a third of a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate.

It is also used as part of baths, the procedure is usually done before bedtime. With a soda solution, women douche, wash, because the urinary and reproductive systems are interconnected.

Treatment of acute and chronic cystitis at home

The acute development of the disease should not be allowed to take its course, delay, and begin to act at home. First of all, give up spicy salty foods, alcohol, smoking, go to dietary cooking. Put a warm heating pad on the lower abdomen or between the legs. This will lessen the pain.

Brew the proposed herbs, drink them and a lot of other liquids. Take monural at night, sit in warm water with an admixture of any herbal composition or soda. If the symptoms do not become weaker, be sure to consult a doctor to determine the type of pathogen and direct the action of appropriate antibacterial drugs to it, to prevent the pathology from becoming chronic.

The owner of chronic cystitis has more than once encountered its manifestations and probably knows the treatment protocol. You can not waste time, but begin to carry out all the same actions as in acute. Medicinal fees, tablets made on the basis of herbal extracts will help. In addition to the above, phytolysin paste, a combined herbal medicine urolesan, is effective.

Treatment of cystitis during pregnancy at home

Pregnancy carries prerequisites for the occurrence of cystitis: weakened immunity, an enlarged uterus that compresses the bladder and leads to stagnation of urine, decreased mobility.

At the same time, bearing a child significantly limits the therapeutic measures used at home. Many herbs can harm the expectant mother, because they relax the muscles of the uterus and can provoke a miscarriage. Warm baths are also not suitable, antibacterial agents are highly undesirable.

At home, a woman should organize herself a proper diet, drink plenty of water, while cranberry juice will not be damaged. The action of herbs must be compared with reference books, since in the conditions of the existence of the Internet and Wikipedia, this is not difficult.

It is obligatory to visit a doctor; in a medical institution, a method such as instillation of the bladder can be used, which consists in introducing drugs directly into the organ using a catheter.

Treatment of cystitis with blood at home

The appearance of blood in the urine is called hematuria. In addition to urinary tract infections, this may indicate other diseases, such as urolithiasis, kidney damage, tumors, including malignant, some gynecological pathologies in women.

Staining urine with blood is a sure sign of the need to go to the clinic to a specialist. It is impossible to waste time on home treatment, there may be dangerous consequences of delay. Having received a confirmation of the diagnosis of cystitis and a doctor's prescription, alternative methods can be used as a complex treatment.

Treatment of postcoital cystitis at home

Postcoital cystitis occurs after intercourse. This is facilitated by mechanical action and irritation of the genital organs, which leads to their inflammation, infection. Contributes to this in women anatomical proximity of the urethra and vagina.

Other causes of pathology include the use of local contraceptives, a decrease in the production of lubricant due to hormonal imbalance, and genital infections.

Treatment of postcoital cystitis is no different from its other type, but requires the cessation of sexual activity until the symptoms disappear completely. It is possible that both partners will need therapy, for this you cannot rely only on home treatment, you need a doctor's opinion.

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