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Cystitis treatment available online without a doctor's appointment

Cystitis is a common bacterial infection of the bladder that mainly affects women. It can be caused by various factors and might reoccur in a patient if these persist after treatment. Luckily there are various highly effective treatments available which can alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms of a bladder infection quickly and reliably.

You can buy the clinically proven cystitis treatments Trimethoprim and Nitrofurantoin including prescription from euroClinix. The medication effectively treats the condition, minimises the duration of the infection and reduces symptoms. After completing a confidential online consultation, one of our registered doctors will review your medical information and provide a valid prescription if you are suitable for the treatment. Our pharmacy then prepares the medication in a discreet package and dispenses it with free next day delivery to the location of your choice.

Content reviewed on 15-03-21
Dr. Kok Ching Ng Prescribing Doctor MBBS/MRCGP (GMC Reg: 2378125)

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What is cystitis?

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.

Bacterial cystitis and interstitial cystitis

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.

What causes cystitis?

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:

  • Personal hygiene
  • Tight synthetic underwear
  • Diabetes
  • Full bladder
  • Pregnancy and afterbirth
  • Sexually transmitted infections STIs (uncommon)
  • Certain parasites (uncommon)
  • Women who have catheters may also have an increased susceptibility

For interstitial cystitis, some causes are certain medication, soaps and scented products, diabetes, radiation therapy and an autoimmune system.

Cystitis symptoms

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:

  • Burning or stinging when urinating
  • Urge to urinate
  • Blood in the urine
  • Abdominal pain
  • Common cold symptoms; aching and nausea

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.

How to prevent cystitis

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.

  • Drinking lots of water
  • Urinating as soon as possible after sexual activity
  • Avoid rough intercourse
  • Quitting smoking
  • Washing with clean water
  • Avoiding scented soaps and perfumes
  • Change contraceptive methods if you're using a diaphragm
  • Wearing comfortable cotton underwear

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.

How to treat cystitis

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.

How can I buy a cystitis treatment online?

You can buy your 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.

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