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A bladder infection (a.k.a cystitis) can leave you feeling miserable, yet with the proper steps you can control the symptoms of a bladder infection with not lasting complications. This article shares the steps you should take when you suspect a bladder infection and some bladder infection home remedies you can use to bladder infection treatment... More A bladder infection (a.k.a cystitis) can leave you feeling miserable, yet with the proper steps you can control the symptoms of a bladder infection with not lasting complications. This article shares the steps you should take when you suspect a bladder infection and some bladder infection home remedies you can use to bladder infection treatment the burning and discomfort associated with the infection. Bladder Infection Home Remedies and Facts An inflammation of the bladder typically results in a burning sensation as well as more frequent and urgent urination.Other symptoms include the possible presence of blood in the urine, a low fever, and/or pain in the abdomen or low back. Infections of the bladder are more common in women than men. The infection can result due to bacteria that enter the urinary system from the outside (i.e. following sexual intercourse, or following a bowel movement). Risk of infection can be lowered by proper hygiene, wearing cotton undergarments and other easy solutions that will be outlined in a moment. If the aforementioned symptoms are noticed an individual should consult with their doctor to determine the type of infection and if there are any complicating conditions present. The doctor may conduct a physical examination including urinalysis or cystoscopy (the use of a scope to look inside the bladder) in order to formulate a proper diagnosis. After gaining a proper diagnosis the doctor may prescribe antibiotics and the following home remedies may provide some relief of symptoms: * Warm baths may ease discomfort * Women may find that pouring warm water over the genital area during urination may help ease the pain * Drinking additional glasses of water is strongly recommended and helps flush out bacteria in the bladder * Empty your bladder when the urge hits. Do not postpone urination because this can allow bacteria to multiply * Following a bowel movement, women should avoid wiping from back to front * Quit smoking, especially if you are prone to recurrent bladder infections. Smoking can irritate the lining of the urinary tract. * Dress in loose fitting clothing and wear cotton undergarments.
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