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This site is a central repository for information about the syndrome known as Honeymoon Cystitis Disease. You may find information here that will prevent Honeymoon Cystitis. Please use our navigation to the left to find the information on our site.
Types of bladder infection
There are several types of cystitis:
Bacterial cystitis: prevention and treatment
See our Cranberry Juice page. Drinking cranberry juice prevents certain types of bacteria from attaching to the wall of the bladder and may lessen the chance of infection.
An antibiotic is the initial treatment for bacterial cystitis (see also in urinary tract infection). Drinking lots of water will usually result in the removal of the bacteria from the bladder, and the cystitis will clear after a week or so. Natural remedies and some drugs which counteract the acidity of urine, such as Cystopurin (potassium citrate), can help to relieve symptoms, but will not clear up the infection. The old remedy was barley water. For more details see Treatment, Medication, Monitoring, Expectations, Possible Complications of Honeymoonitis.
Keeping the genital area clean and remembering to wipe from front to back may reduce the chance of introducing bacteria from the rectal area to the urethra.
Increasing the intake of fluids may allow frequent urination to flush the bacteria from the bladder. Urinating immediately after sexual intercourse may help eliminate any bacteria that may have been introduced during intercourse. Refraining from urinating for long period of time may allow bacteria time to multiply, so frequent urinating may reduce risk of cystitis in those who are prone to urinary tract infections.
Honeymoon cystitis disease or urinary tract infection is one of the most common sexual health complaints of women and girls.