5 Remedies for Cystitis or UTIs
Medically, there are many similarities between the symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and cystitis.
The most common cause of cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) is bacterial infections, though it can be caused by other things such as side effects of medication, perfumes/chemicals in hygiene products, or reaction to chemotherapy or radiation. Symptoms can include:
Pain or pressure in the lower abdomen or pelvic area
Pain, burning, or a stinging sensation while peeing
Peeing more often, with an increased urgency
Feeling like you need to pee soon after going
Dark, cloudy, foul-smelling urine
Increased need to pee at night
Feeling unwell or tired
Blood in urine
A UTI can affect the whole of the urinary tract from the kidneys to the bladder and the urethra. Again the infective nature can be attributed to bacteria, but also other microorganisms such as parasites or fungi. In addition to the above symptoms, there can be:
Fever and chills
Incontinence (loss of bladder control)
Pain in the lower back or sides
Homeopathically, the CAUSE of the infection DOES NOT MATTER. You can use acute remedies for either condition. If the cystitis or UTI is recurrent, then the acute remedies will help acute symptoms, but will not stop the infection from recurring. Constitutional care is the best way to build your immunity.
Here are a few remedies you could consider for acute symptoms of UTIs/cystitis. There are many more remedies that can help, so if these do not suit, do not despair!
Urgent and constant desire to urinate, the bladder never feels empty. Pain is usually before, during and after urination
Pain: cutting and burning
Urine: hot, red, scanty and passes one drop at a time.
Worse: drinking cold water, before, during and after urination
Better: rest, warmth
Frequent urging to urinate with feeling of pressure in bladder. Symptoms start after sexual intercourse.
Pain: burning on urination
Worse: emotions, cold drinks touch, coition,
Better: Warmth, rest
Their urine smells very strong, often described as smelling of horse’s urine! They are sweaty and that smells foul too as does their breath.
Pain: burning and stinging, can feel cold on passing, splinter-like pain
Urine: Scanty, dark, offensive. Can be bloody.
Worse: night, touch
Child screams before and while passing urine.
Pain: Severe at close of urination. Bladder feels distended and tender.
Urine: scanty, slimy, sandy, bloody
Worse: night, after urinating
There is a frequent urging to urinate, but when attempting to do so, it is ineffectual. While sitting, there can be involuntary urination. Involuntary urination when coughing, sneezing or laughing.
Urine: Slow to start with unfinished feeling
Pain: sudden burning at night
Worse: cold, draughts, walking
Better: heat, warmth of bed
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