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What are the treatment options for cystitis?

Date:2013-05-06 click:

Cystitis means inflammation of the bladder. It is usually caused by a urine infection. A urine infection in the bladder (cystitis) is common in men and women. Common symptoms are pain when you pass urine, and passing urine frequently. You may also have pain in your lower tummy (abdomen), blood in your urine and a high temperature (fever). Your urine may also become cloudy and may become smelly. There are some kinds of treatment options for cystitis.


Antibiotic medication. A three- to five-day course is a common treatment for most people. Symptoms usually improve within a day or so after starting treatment. On average, taking antibiotics shortens the duration of symptoms by around one day. One option is that your doctor may offer you a delayed prescription for antibiotics. You then need only cash in the prescription if your symptoms worsen, or do not improve, over the following few days. However, antibiotics can’t be used for long time. It can cause side effects and may have drug resistance.


Herbal medicine. Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is a typical herbal medicine for cystitis. In Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill, materials such as polygonum aviculare, dianthus superbus, talc and plantago can clear heat and promot diuresis. Houttuynia can clear toxic materials. Safflower is able to promote blood circulation. There are also various pure herbs which can help patients improve physical conditioning in the medicine. Compared with western medicines, herbal medicine can keep a long-lasting effect, has no side effect and drug resistance. In general, suffers can recover within three months.


Thus, if you are suffering cystitis, you can choose antibiotics and herbal medicine to help you. Actually, herbal medicine could be better treatment option for cystitis though it may work slowly.



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