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

Self-care strategies

In addition to home remedies, other self-care strategies can help reduce cystitis symptoms and bladder inflammation. These include:

    • Wearing cotton underwear because other fabrics can sometimes irritate the area and contribute to the symptoms.
    • Avoiding tight-fitting clothing because this increases the risk and severity of urinary infection.
    • Taking showers instead of baths, especially in women.
    • Urinate as soon as possible after intercourse to reduce the risk of having bacteria infecting your urinary tract.
    • Avoid using douches, feminine hygiene sprays, or any other products that can irritate the bladder.

Finally, if symptoms persist or worsen, it is important to consult a healthcare professional for further assessment and treatment.