Natural Remedies for Urethritis

When the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside, becomes inflammed you have urethritis. There are three main causes of urethritis; bacteria such as E. coli, STD’s such as Chlamydia and Herpes, and Trichonomas which are also sexually transmitted, but it can also be caused by much simpler culprits such as shampoos and condoms.

What are the symptoms of urethritis?

  • Pain with urination, also known as dysuria.
  • A frequent and urgent need to urinate.
  • Difficulty starting to urinate.
  • Itching, pain and discomfort in the gentials when not urinating.
  • Pain during sex.
  • Discharge.
  • Blood in semen or urine in men.

How can I prevent urethritis?

  • Always use the bathroom within 15 minutes of having sex.
  • Use water soluable lubricants.
  • Keep hydrated.
  • Do not sit on very hot or very cold surfaces.

How can I treat and cure urethritis?

  • Soak in a warm, shallow bath for 15 minutes, this helps to relieve discomfort, improve circulation and stimulate healing.
  • Clean your genitals with a gentle and unscented soap.
  • Do not have sex or use a condom while suffering from urethritis or for two weeks following symptoms.
  • Drink lots of fluid to help flush the bacteria out.
  • Take cranberry and goldenseal capsules; these have both been tied to reducing urethral inflammation.
  • Mix a teaspoon of baking soda or bicarbonate soda in a glass of warm water with a squeeze of orange juice to help bring down the acidity of your urine making urination less painful.
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