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Honeymoon cystitis is also sometimes known as Honeymoonitis.
It is the same disease, and treated in the same way, i.e. drink plenty of water, cranberry juice and perhaps take antibiotics. Abstaining from sexual intercourse is another obvious thing to do, but that of course is an unpopular option especially for those who are in the honeymoon phase of a marriage or other relationship.
For full details on the disease of Honeymoon Cystitis, Honeymoonitis, or Honeymoon Bladder, see our other pages on the left.
Diagnosis, Signs and Tests
Because of the risk of the infection spreading to the kidneys (complicated UTI) and due to the high complication rate in the elderly population and in diabetics, prompt treatment is almost always recommended.
Antibiotics are used to control the bacterial infection. It is vital that you finish the entire course of prescribed antibiotics. Commonly used antibiotics include:
The choice of antibiotic should preferably be guided by the result of urine culture.
Chronic or recurrent UTI should be treated thoroughly because of the chance of kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Antibiotics control the bacterial infection. They may be required for long periods of time. Prophylactic low-dose antibiotics are sometimes recommended after acute symptoms have subsided.
Pyridium may be used to reduce the burning and urgency associated with cystitis. In addition, common substances that increase acid in the urine, such as ascorbic acid or cranberry juice, may be recommended to decrease the concentration of bacteria in the urine.
Follow-up may include urine cultures to ensure that bacteria are no longer present in the bladder.
Most cases of cystitis are uncomfortable but disappear without complication after treatment.
Honeymoon cystitis disease or urinary tract infection is one of the most common sexual health complaints of women and girls.