Cystitis is a common infection of the bladder that mainly affects women. Although it is often linked to increased sexual activity, there are several potential causes of this infection that can vary with each individual and recurrent bouts can be usual. Luckily, treatments for this condition are readily available depending on the severity of the infection to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms quickly.
You can buy the prescription and clinically proven cystitis treatments Trimethoprim and Nitrofurantoin from euroClinix to effectively treat the condition, minimising the duration and reducing symptoms. After completing an online confidential consultation, our doctor will review your information and provide a prescription. This will then be sent to our pharmacy where your medication will be dispensed for free next day delivery on all orders made before 4.30pm.
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Cystitis is a common bladder infection that nearly all UK women will experience at some point in their lives. Whilst recurrent bouts are also common, cystitis is a harmless infection for most, however symptoms can be uncomfortable so most women seek treatment to alleviate discomfort and quicken the duration of the condition. This can be in the form of over-the-counter tablets or sachets, or proven effective prescription medication.
Cystitis symptoms, and the infection itself, are also more likely to occur in women who are pregnant, increasingly sexually active or who have just past their menopause. The infection is normally mild and while painkillers are often used to reduce symptoms, antibiotics might also be prescribed if the infection is mild to severe. Whilst small bouts may subside easily with the help of painkillers and plenty of fluids, many women seek treatment to limit time and the symptoms as well as preventing the infection from getting even worse.
Although cystitis affects a sensitive and private area – and can rarely be prompted by a sexually transmitted infection – the condition itself isn't caused as an STI.
For most, intestinal bacteria will cause a bout of cystitis. It's more common in women because the urethra - the tube that expels urine from the body - is shorter than the one found in men and therefore bacteria can more easily infect the bladder. It is still possible for men to experience cystitis. In this circumstance, men are encouraged to visit the doctor as it is considered uncommon. Interstitial cystitis is caused by inflammation, not bacterial and is fairly uncommon.
The initial cause of cystitis is the bladder becoming infected. Why the bladder has become infected could be the result of one or a number of factors. Sexual activity is the main cause of cystitis as it can be easy for bacteria to transfer and infect the wrong area. Sex related cystitis is often referred to as "honeymoon cystitis". As well as sex, the following have been known to cause cystitis:
For interstitial cystitis, some causes are certain medication, soaps and scented products, diabetes, radiation therapy and an autoimmune system.
Symptoms of cystitis can range in severity for a number of women, and every bout can also alter depending on the cause mentioned above. Once you've had cystitis once, it becomes easier to differentiate the tell-tale signs and receive treatment as soon as possible before they escalate:
Cystitis can be unpleasant, however there is many methods that work to cure the bladder infection completely. This includes simple painkillers, prescription medication and over-the-counter capsules. Drinking plenty of fluids and resting is also essential.
Preventing the infection can be relatively easy, especially when you pinpoint the root causes if you're prone to recurrent outbreaks, and consists largely of practicing good hygiene.
This options help to limit the large amount of the bacteria that would have accumulated in the urethra, whether that's during sex or through normal daily activities. If you suffer from multiple infections or are at a greater risk of contracting the infection, it's advised that you urinate at least once every three hours. Avoid using any powerful deodorants or perfumes in the genital area as these can irritate the skin and ultimately cause an infection as well.
The biggest myth surrounding cystitis is drinking cranberry juice. Whilst drinking cranberry juice may help the infection from occurring, once you have cystitis, there is no evidence to suggest this particular drink helps. Many feel it is the coincidence of drinking fluids. However, some have found that cranberry juice can prevent an infection from occurring.
For those with mild to severe cystitis, or women that experience recurrent bouts, prescription cystitis treatment are available should you have a discomforting infection. This is also appropriate for those who know the infection will escalate. Proven antibiotic treatments available to order at euroClinix are Trimethoprim and Nitrofurantoin.
Minimal cases of cystitis do not usually require antibiotics or prescription medications. Women who suffer from these instances are normally advised to drink plenty of water, as it's believed that this assists in removing the bacteria from the urethra. Painkillers and over-the-counter medications are commonly used in these situations to help reduce some of the discomfort. Sexual activity is not recommended, no matter how mild the infection is as this can make the condition worse.
You can buy cystitis treatment online in the UK at euroClinix to completely cure your infection in the form of Trimethoprim and Nitrofurantoin. After completing our free and confidential consultation, this is passed onto our doctor who will gauge your suitability for treatment before writing you a prescription. The prescription will then be given to our pharmacy, which will dispense the desired medication and deliver it to you. Prescription medication for more severe or recurrent cystitis is usually offered instead of over-the-counter treatments as it treats the infection itself quickly and effectively rather than simply alleviating the symptoms.