Potassium citrate & citric acid effervescent tablets, for the symptoms of cystitis. Lemon & lime flavoured
faqs

FAQs

What can I do to help prevent recurrent symptoms?

  • Avoid perfumed or scented soaps, bath or shower products which can cause irritation
  • Wear loose fitting trousers/clothing and cotton underwear
  • After passing urine, lean forward and then try to pass urine again. This ensures that your bladder is totally empty
  • Drink plenty of water at the first sign of Cystitis symptoms
  • Always pass urine when you feel the need

Does sex cause cystitis?

Cystitis has been connected with an increase in sexual activity, which could be due to the introduction of bacteria in to the urinary tract or simply due to damage or bruising caused by engaging in vigorous sexual activity.

Are there any changes I can make to my diet to help prevent cystitis?

Eating a balanced diet, rich in fruit and vegetables, can help to keep your immune system healthy and strong, and more able to fight off infections. Having a healthy diet is even more important if you’re prone to getting cystitis.

Making the following changes can help lower your risk of getting cystitis:

  • Make sure you drink enough fluid to help flush out any bacteria
  • Limit your intake of caffeine (eg, tea and coffee) and fruit juices, as they can irritate your bladder
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink

Can cystitis go away without treatment?

Cystitis can go away without treatment within four to nine days; however treatment may help to alleviate symptoms or can significantly reduce recovery time.

Can Cystitis lead to more serious conditions?

Occasionally cystitis can progress to infection of the kidneys, which will require treatment with antibiotics. Cystitis may also be confused with other conditions such as interstitial cystitis. If you are in any doubt, always consult your doctor.