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I’ve had bouts of cystitis over the years, the last one a week or so ago and I’ve been given 3 days worth of antibiotics. I suffer from soreness around the vulva too. I am 65. I’ve been taking the cranberry complex but wondered how long I should take them for? Last time I bought the uva-ursi but only used it for a day or so then had to dispose of it as it needs using quickly so felt that it was a waste of money.

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Here’s what I recommend

Emma our women's health advisor recommends Uva-ursi complex to help ease symptoms of cystitis and cranberry to maintain bladder health.

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Did you know?

Cystitis is sometimes known as ‘honeymoon cystitis’. Why? Well, during sex, bacteria can spread from the perineum to the urethral opening. The risk of developing cystitis is therefore increased depending on the frequency you have intercourse (sorry honeymooners!).

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