Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection. It’s a common type of urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly in women.
Dukes Pharmacy in Muswell Hill offers online Doctor service for Cystitis treatment in muswell hill area. This way you can get treatment for cystitis safely without having to see a doctor face to face.
In this blog post, we look at what Cystitis is, its symptoms, possible causes, treatments and prevention methods.
The main symptoms of cystitis include:
Most cases are thought to occur when bacteria that live harmlessly in the bowel or on the skin get into the bladder through the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of your body).
It’s not always clear how this happens.
But some things can increase your risk of getting it, including:
Women may get cystitis more often than men because their anus (back passage) is closer to their urethra and their urethra is much shorter, which means bacteria may be able to get into the bladder more easily.
Read more about the causes of cystitis.
The usual prescribed treatment for cystitis is a course of antibiotics when cystitis symptoms have been troublesome for several days
There is such treatment over the counter for Cystitis. The treatment needs to be prescribed first. Dukes Pharmacy offers online Doctor service which can prescribe the treatment as necessary and the medicine can then be collected from the pharmacy.
Trimethoprim is an effective anti-biotic medication that can quickly and safely treat cystitis. Trimethoprim works by stopping the infection from spreading. It contains the infection so that your immune system can kill the bacteria (or so that they just die off by themselves). Read more on Trimethoprim.
Until you’re feeling better, it may help to:
Some people believe that cranberry drinks and products that reduce the acidity of their urine (such as sodium bicarbonate or potassium citrate) will help. But there’s a lack of evidence to suggest they’re effective.
If you get cystitis frequently, there are some things you can try that may stop it coming back.
But it’s not clear how effective most of these measures are.
These measures include:
Drinking cranberry juice has traditionally been recommended as a way of reducing your chances of getting cystitis.
But large studies have suggested it doesn’t make a significant difference.