Cystitis, also known as a urinary tract infection, is characterised by pain when urinating as well as in the abdomen. It can be relatively common in women, but much less so in men, and is caused by inflammation of the bladder. Despite the discomfort it can cause, it is not usually a major concern, and mild cases will often clear up after a few days.
It is not always necessary to visit your GP, although more serious or recurring cases may require a course of antibiotics or other cystitis medication. However, treatment for cystitis is also available in various over-the-counter forms, including liquids and sachets. Weldricks offer a range of cystitis relief products which can be found below and delivered directly to your door.
What is Cystitis?
Cystitis is a common urinary tract infection (UTI) that affects the bladder. It tends to be more common in women. It can resolve itself but sometimes will need to be treated with antibiotics. It can be a frequent problem for some people therefore they will need regular treatment to manage and treat infections.
What Cystitis treatment options are available?
Treatment for Cystitis will depend on its mildness or severity. You may be advised to:
- Change your self-care routine,
- Take painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, for relief,
- Have a urine test to determine if you have a UTI,
- A GP may prescribe antibiotics,
- Use cystitis relief sachets that help to reduce the acidity in your urine.
If you are suffering from frequent or severe cystitis, visit your doctor who will help you to determine the causes for your UTIs and can advise you on the best way to treat your infection.