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Cystitis

Putting It All Together: Cystitis

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 15:04

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Here is a summary of the important facts and information related to cystitis.

  • Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by bacterial infection.
  • Drink lots of fluids and urinate frequently to help wash bacteria away.
  • Antibiotics usually eliminate infections that last more than a few days.
  • Urinate before and after sexual intercourse to help prevent cystitis.
  • Wipe only from front to back.
  • Contact the doctor if your symptoms get worse or do not improve within two days.
  • If you are pregnant or diabetic, see your doctor at the first sign of a bladder infection.

Cystitis