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Home and natural tips for honeymoon cystitis and other urinary tract infections

Date:2014-05-14 click:

Pamela is a 28-year-old reporter; she had painful urination for two days. No fever was noted, nor pain on the flanks. She brought a routine urinalysis result, which showed some pus cells and red blood cells. Her menses were three weeks ago. Pelvic examination did not indicate any vaginal or cervical discharges, and her external genitalia were normal.

 
Upon questioning, she said she had just gotten married, and she and her new husband had just come back from a holiday. She was a textbook example of the so-called "honeymoon cystitis", that is, an infection of the bladder after sexual contact, usually for the first few times. Here, the herbalist from Wuhan, has over 30 years' experience of treating urinary system diseases, will explain the causes of pain urination for honeymoon. 
 
Dr. Lee says that this type of pain belongs to a class of ailments,it is commonly called urinary tract infections (UTI), which often come in through the urethra and goes up. Uncomplicated UTI include infections in the bladder (cystitis), or the opening through which urine comes out called the urethra (urethritis). At times, there are blood-borne infections that affect the kidneys; this is called pyelonephritis, which is known as a complicated UTI. 
 
The usual complaints are painful urination, and the feeling of wanting to urinate very often (called urgency). When fever or back pains occur, the infection has involved the kidneys. When suffering from this disease, the herbal pill like diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill has great curative effect. Besides, there are so many home and natural tips to prevent honeymoon cystitis and UTIs. Here, Dr. Lee will list some helpful and effective tips above.
 
1. In a tropical country like America, drinking at least two liters of water a day is important. This will help flush out bacteria and prevent their proliferation which occurs when the urine is concentrated. Avoid salty foods and dips (think bagoong, patis).
 
2. Cranberry juice has been touted as a cure for the prevention of UTI, but there is still no strong evidence for its use. There is definitely no harm in taking it, and the increased liquid intake could be beneficial in flushing out bacteria through urination.   
 
3. When using a bidet or cleaning after a bowel movement, it is recommended that washing and wiping is done from front to back: that is, wash or wipe the urethra, vagina, and anus, in that order.
 
4. Urinating after sexual intercourse is also recommended. In addition, avoid using any deodorant vaginal spray or strong feminine intimate washes that could irritate the delicate mucosal lining of the vulva. Warm water is more than enough to wash this area. 
 
5. Avoid potentially irritating feminine products. That is, using deodorant sprays or other feminine products, such as douches and powders, in the genital area can irritate the urethra.

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