How is cystitis treated?
Treatment of cystitis begins with seeking regular medical care. Regular medical care allows your health care professional to promptly order diagnostic testing in the earliest, most treatable stage of a urinary tract infection or cystitis.
Prompt diagnosis and treatment of the underlying cause of cystitis reduces the risk of developing serious complications, such as kidney infection and kidney failure. You can help cure cystitis by consistently following your treatment plan.
Treatment of cystitis may include:
Antibiotic medication, if cystitis is caused by a bacterial urinary tract infection, including amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin or nitrofurantoin
Avoiding perfumed soaps, genital deodorant sprays, and bubble baths
Certain medications that are instilled directly into the bladder to reduce inflammation
Drinking plenty of water
What are the possible complications of cystitis?
Complications of an untreated urinary tract infection, a common underlying cause of cystitis, can be serious in some people. Those at risk include the elderly and people with weakened immune systems or chronic diseases. You can help minimize your risk of serious complications by following the treatment plan your health care professional designs specifically for you.
Serious complications of cystitis include:
Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
What is cystitis?
Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder and possibly the urethra that may occur with a urinary tract infection. Cystitis is frequently caused by a bladder infection, which is more common in women because a woman’s urethra is shorter than a man’s urethra, making it easier for bacteria to enter and infect the female bladder.... Read more about cystitis introduction
What are the symptoms of cystitis?
The symptoms of cystitis result from the irritation and inflammation of the bladder and the urethra. Symptoms of cystitis include:... Read more about cystitis symptoms