The following home remedies can help to alleviate the symptoms of bladder inflammation:
- Drinking: 2-3 litres of water per day
- Do not overly delay going to the toilet
- Wiping technique after passing urine should go from front to back
- Heat: Hot water bottle or hip baths
- Clothing: Avoid synthetic underwear
Alternative to antibiotics?
Why are women so frequently affected? Frequent kidney and bladder conditions in women occur primarily due to the shorter urethra in the female sex. This means that microbes transmitted e.g. sexually can take root more quickly and produce an infection. This predisposition can be negatively influenced by a weak immune system, thin mucosal membranes, hormones and inappropriate intimate care.
If the pains or the burning when passing water do not disappear after more than three days, a medical consultation is recommended. A doctor should be consulted immediately if the pains are very intense, the urine becomes reddish or the pains are accompanied by fever. Pregnant women or diabetics, those over 65 years of age, children and men should contact a doctor when the first symptoms develop, even if they are mild.
If the bladder inflammation is recurrent, then a closer assessment by a doctor should be sought in order to identify changes in the urinary tract.
In post-menopausal women, inflammation can develop more easily since the mucous membranes have altered following the hormonal changes. For repetitive conditions, preventative treatment may be important.
If antibiotic therapy becomes necessary, then it is helpful to support this by using a diuretic, antibacterial plant-based medication. Ask your doctor or specialist in the chemist or pharmacy for advice.