Cystitis Treatment

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Cystitis occurs when there is inflammation in your bladder.

This inflammation often happens due to a urinary tract infection (UTI). You can treat cystitis with a short course of antibiotics.

You might have cystitis if you have a burning sensation when you pee or feel the need to pee more often. You might also have strong smelling or cloudy urine.

You can treat cystitis at home by making sure you drink plenty of water and go to the toilet when you need to. If your symptoms do not improve after 3 days of home treatment, you’ll need antibiotics to help your recovery.

It’s important to get treated for cystitis as soon as possible. An untreated infection can lead to a more serious kidney infection as the bacteria spreads up the urinary tract.

You can request a UTI TestCard from ZAVA to check if you have cystitis. This is similar to the test that your doctor would do, but you can do this from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a compatible mobile phone.

You can also request a short course of antibiotic treatment, such as nitrofurantoin (previously sold as MacroBID) or trimethoprim. Simply fill out our short consultation questionnaire which our doctors will review. We can then send the treatment straight to your door if it is suitable for you. You can also choose to collect the treatment or TestCard from your local Post Office. This service is only offered to women under 65.

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Medically reviewed by:
Dr Babak Ashrafi Clinical Lead for Service Expansion
Accreditations: BSc, MBBS, MRCGP (2008)

Babak studied medicine at King’s College London and graduated in 2003, having also gained a bachelor’s degree in Physiology during his time there. He completed his general practice (GP) training in East London, where he worked for a number of years as a partner at a large inner-city GP practice. He completed the Royal College of GPs membership exam in 2007.

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Last reviewed: 03 May 2022

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