Cystitis – inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bladder and urethra – is one of the side effects of summer baths, especially when wet clothes are worn for too long, where bacteria rapidly proliferate.
Affected women know the symptoms well: frequent urination and burning sensation and pain when doing so.
Instead of quickly taking antibiotics, it can be treated with kitchen products. To start, you can eat radishes and watercress that help eliminate germs.
Also, cranberry juice is very effective. Along with vitamin C and iron, these berries have proanthocyanidins and flavonoids that prevent the implantation of germs in the mucous membranes of the urinary tract.
If in the first hours of noticing the symptoms a 250 ml glass of juice is drunk every 20 minutes, a large amount of germs will be eliminated. Pharmacy preparations based on concentrated proanthocyanidins (PAC) will still be more effective. No less than 36 mg of PAC / day should be taken.
If the preparation is combined with pumpkin seeds, the bladder musculature will be strengthened and the annoying feeling of having to go to the bathroom every second will be eliminated.
A bottle of hot water, a mat and a sitz bath also help to alleviate discomfort. It is important to keep your feet warm and drink at least 3l of water or tea daily. Avoid drinking citrus juices, coffee and alcohol.
When do we have to go to the doctor
Cystitis tend to occur quickly, but if the symptoms persist or worsen with fever, nausea or vomiting, it is advisable to urgently go to the doctor to assess the possibility of treatment with anitbiotics. It is important to prevent the infection from reaching the kidneys.