More user remedies on Cystitis

to alleviate cystitis
suggested by amelia on Monday, March 31, 2008

A hot water bottle on the abdomen, keeping warm and bed rest, combined with the baking soda previously suggested will alleviate the symptoms some what. Parecetemol seems to more effective than ibuprofen for pain relief.

salt water douche
suggested by elaine on Saturday, December 29, 2007

Make a strong salt solution with warm water and bathe the affected area for as long as it takes for symptoms to subside. It is quick and effective.

Cranberry Juice
suggested by C on Sunday, September 30, 2007

Drink plenty of natural cranberry juice, full of anti-oxidant's and works wonders. Plenty of water and less acidic foods too helps to flush out everything.

grapefruit seed extract
suggested by Michelle on Monday, May 28, 2007

I have suffered with cystitis for years and have discovered grapefruit seed extract which tastes foul at first but you get used to it especially when you feel the results IT IS FANTASTIC you feel relief almost immediately - its a natural product and is good for all types of viruses, bacteria, yeast and fungi its also made a massive difference to my acne so much so I have stopped taking my antibiotics which I think cause the cystitis in the first place.

Immediate Relief
suggested by M. on Sunday, May 27, 2007

Taking an Alka Seltzer or a combination of baking soda and water will provide relief within 10 minutes.

Eliminate Caffeine
suggested by Susan on Monday, April 9, 2007

Giving up all coffee and tea has made a dramatic reduction in the frequency of bladder infections. Caffeine is a real bladder irritant, so also steering clear of chocolate and colas is a good idea.

suggested by Suzi on Sunday, December 31, 2006

Whenever I get cystitis, I take Cranberry pills that I buy at the local drugstore. Just follow the recommended dosage on the bottle. Within a day or two, my symptoms disappear. You can also take the cranberry pills daily as a preventive measure.

Instant Cystitis Relief
suggested by Julia on Tuesday, December 12, 2006

This is a very quick and temporary solution for relieving the burning sensation and constant need to go to the toilet. It gives relief until the chemist or doctor can treat the infection. Run cold water over a panty liner and use as you would a normal panty liner - you may want to put a dry liner underneath the wet one to avoid damp clothing. The cold draws the heat and provides instant comfort.

Natural Pain Killer for Cystitis
suggested by Kate on Saturday, October 14, 2006

During the worst, painful period of the cystitis, lie down and put a hot water bottle, or heating pad on the bottom on the feet. Keep a pair of thick socks on at all times during your cure. The heat really helps to aleviate the urgency, and the burning pain. It works so well, that it virtually erases the painful symptoms, as long as the heat is on the bottom of the feet. It's almost instant.