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Treating cystitis at home

Some self-help tips for treating cystitis

Cystitis is so common nowadays, but with the threat of antibiotic resistance upon us, many of us are wary of paying too many visits to the doctor and instead, turning to self-help tips to get our symptoms under control. Read on to find out what our Women’s Health Advisor Emma Thornton recommends for treating cystitis at home.


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  • Christina Stratton's photo avatar
    Christina Stratton — 03.09.2017 17:16
    another toilet Tip - when you finish your wee stay on the loo and count slowly to 20 then press on your tummy in the bladder area try to pee some more.This will ensure your bladder is completely empty and lessen the chance of bugs multiplying in any urine left


    • Emma 's photo avatar
      Emma — 04.09.2017 10:21
      Hi Christina, thanks for your comments, another useful top tip which I'm sure will come in handy.


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