Bladder Inflammation (Cystitis) : Symptoms, Causes, Types, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

Treatment of bladder inflammation

The first step in treating cystitis and bladder inflammation is identifying and treating the underlying cause.

If the condition is caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be prescribed to treat it. If the cause is a viral infection, antiviral medications may be used.

Urinary tract stones can be removed through a minimally invasive procedure. In some cases, these stones are eliminated on their own by drinking more fluids. In others, emergency treatment is needed to reduce the pain symptoms.

Irritants in the urine can also be avoided by drinking plenty of fluids and using natural, unscented cleaning products. Some people can be more susceptible than others when it comes to bladder irritants, and sometimes dietary measures should be taken.

In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct a structural abnormality or remove a blockage in the urinary system.