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Homeopathic remedies for cystitis

Friday, July 31st, 2015

urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that affects any part of the urinary tract. The main etiologic agent is Escherichia coli. Although urine contains a variety of fluids, salts, and waste products, it does not usually have bacteria in it. When bacteria gets into the bladder or kidney and multiply in the urine, they may cause a UTI.

The most common type of UTI is acute cystitis often referred to as a bladder infection. An infection of the upper urinary tract or kidney is known as pyelonephritis, and is potentially more serious. Symptoms include frequent feeling and/or need to urinate, pain during urination, and cloudy urine.

 Symptoms

The most common symptoms of a bladder infection are burning with urination (dysuria), frequency of urination, an urge to urinate, without vaginal discharge or significant pain. An upper urinary tract infection or pyelonephritis may additionally present with flank pain and a fever.

The symptoms of urinary tract infections may vary with age and the part of the urinary system that was affected. In young children, urinary tract infection symptoms may include diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, fever and excessive crying that cannot be resolved by typical measures. Older children on the other hand may experience abdominal pain, or incontinence. Lower urinary tract infections in adults may manifest with symptoms including hematuria (blood in the urine), inability to urinate despite the urge and malaise.

Other signs of urinary tract infections include foul smelling urine and urine that appears cloudy.
Depending on the site of infection, urinary tract infections may cause different symptoms. Urethritis, does not usually cause any other symptoms besides dysuria. If the bladder is however affected (cystitis), the patient is likely to experience more symptoms including lower abdomen discomfort, low-grade fever, pelvic pressure and frequent urination all together with dysuria. Infection of the kidneys (acute pyelonephritis) typically causes more serious symptoms such as chills, nausea, vomiting and high fever.

Following are some common homeopathic remedies for cystitis

Apis mel, Apocyanum, Berberis, Cantharis, Causticum, Digitalis, Equisetum, Terebintha, Merc cor, Lycopodium, Nux vomica, Borax, Pariera, Sarsaparilla, Sepia.