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Facts You Need To Know About Cystitis Treatments

Updated on October 23, 2012

Getting cystitis treatments is something that should be done with a clear conception of the treatments. You should feel like the outcome of cystitis treatment is in your hands. It is best if you can always avoid feeling out of control. A sense of control may be all that stands between positivity and despair. The better you understand cystitis treatments and outcomes, the better your outcome will be. As you gain more cystitis treatment information things should become clearer to you.

Cystitis Treatments

There is a large difference between reoccurring infections and initial infections in relation to bacterial cystitis. In the situation of initial infections, symptoms respond pretty quickly with antibiotics and usually within a day. The usual antibiotic treatment lasts from a week to ten days. The medication will not work unless you consistently take it every day during this period of time.

If you do get reinfected by missing a day, odds are that the antibiotics will not work anymore. You really don't want the bacteria to mutate since it will develop bacterial resistance to the antibiotic you are using. Taking a stronger antibiotic may be your only choice in this particular case. Women who have uncomplicated cystitis involving bacterial infection can often be responsive to antibiotics. Using antibiotics for this form of cystitis is commonly given by most doctors. Usually, the treatment will work, unless you have an antibiotic resistance in the infecting organism itself. It is very common for people to have an antibiotic resistance to some degree. So if you have an infection causing this particular problem, this treatment is not going to work. What will happen is you will have a delay in being able to treat the painful symptoms that result from this condition. If a treatment is not readily available, your physician will have to give you pain pills so you can tolerate the pain caused by this condition.

It's easy to use alternative approaches, like herbal remedies, to treat cystitis symptoms when they show up. If you want to use herbal teas, chamomile is a great way to go. Of course, there are many herbal teas to choose from. Just keep trying a variety of them until you find the ones that work.

Coffee is something that you should always avoid with this condition, a hot beverage that can exacerbate your situation. However, some gourmet coffee shops offer a drink that's just steamed milk with various types of flavors. This will actually help you alleviate some of your symptoms, plus it will taste great! Since your urinary tract will benefit from drinking the extra liquids, you should seriously consider doing this at some point. By visiting your doctor, and getting a diagnosis, your cystitis might be treated quickly than you think. The tricky part for your doctor is ruling out other possible conditions. An effective treatment plan can be done once your diagnosis is completed. Your physician may tell you to eliminate certain drinks, as well as food, from your diet - it would be in your best interest to do so.


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      rodney80 5 years ago

      Fantastic addition. I appreciate and looking forward more such addition to make this article a complete and helpful read.

      Thanks kj force.

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      kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

      rodney80..well written and informative hub...thank you for addressing this condition...this affects both men and women..some common remedies...drinking 2-3 litters of water per day, careful hygiene ( wipe front to back for women),void often, if you drink citrus juices, add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to a 16 oz glass, this helpd ease the burning when you void. Be very careful drinking Cranberry juice if you take blood thinners as it will cause negative reactions..eatting garlic and parsley and keeping a healthy immune system can help to eleviate cystitis...just a share from a retired doc...