Urine Infections Aren’t Fun!

Many of us at some point of our lives may be unfortunate enough to suffer a urinary infection.

We may have our own specific memories of how it felt.



  • A strong, persistent urge to urinate.

  • A burning sensation with or without urinating.

  • Passing frequent, small amounts of urine.

  • Urine that appears cloudy.

  • Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine.

  • Strong-smelling urine.

  • Pelvic pain, in women especially in the center of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone.

Just a few symptoms….

Homeopathy is one of the best treatment of urinary tract infection.

It is important however to bare in mind that the symptoms will be different dependant on which part of your urinary tract is infected. Because of this, the symptoms you are experiencing might be different from another sufferer.

Below are some useful remedies that at help in the future as you work together with your Homeopath to seek out the most appropriate remedy:



CANTHARIS


The person may feel as if the bladder has not been emptied, and may feel a constant urge to urinate with cutting pains that are felt before/ during and after the urine passes. Cantharis may also be suggested when only several drops pass at a time, with a burning sensation.


NUX VOMICA


Irritable bladder with a constant need to urinate, passing only small amounts, suggests a need for this remedy. Burning or cramping pain may be felt in the bladder area, with an itching sensation in the urethra while the urine passes. The person may feel very irritable, impatient, and chilly.


ACONITUM APELLUS


This remedy is often useful when a person feels anxious both before and during urination, with hot, scanty urine, and a burning or spasmodic feeling in the outlet of the bladder. It can also be helpful if retention of urine occurs after a chill or shock..


APIS MELLIFICA


Apis is indicated when the person frequently needs to urinate, but only small quantities are passed. Stinging and burning sensations are felt (especially with the last few drops) and the person may also experience soreness in the abdomen. Heat and touch make the symptoms worse, and cold applications, cool bathing, and open air bring relief. A lack of thirst is another indication that Apis may be needed.


BELLADONNA


This remedy may be beneficial if urging to urinate is frequent and intense, and the bladder feels very sensitive. A cramping or writhing sensation may be felt in the bladder area. Small amounts of highly-colored urine pass.


BERBERIS VULGARIS


Cystitis with twinges of cutting pain, or a burning feeling that extends to the urethra and its opening, may indicate a need for this remedy. The passage may also burn at times when no attempt at urination is being made. After emptying the bladder, the person feels as if some urine still remains inside. Urging and discomfort are often worse from walking.


BORAX


This remedy can be helpful for cystitis with smarting pain in the urinary opening and aching in the bladder, with a feeling that the urine is retained. Children may cry or shriek, afraid to urinate because they know the pain is coming. Borax is often indicated for people who are sensitive to noise and inclined toward motion sickness.


CHIMAPHILA UMBELLATA


If a person has a troublesome urge to urinate but has to strain (or even stand up and lean forward) to make it pass, this remedy may be useful. A scalding sensation may be felt while the urine flows, with a feeling of straining afterward.


CLEMATIS


This remedy may be indicated if a person has to urinate frequently with only a small amount being passed. A feeling of constriction is felt in the urinary passage, and the flow may be interrupted, or there may be dribbling afterward. A tingling sensation may occur, lasting long after urination is finished.


EQUISETUM


If cystitis is accompanied by dull but distressing pain and a feeling of fullness in the bladder, even after urinating, this remedy may be helpful. Urging and discomfort are more intense when the bladder has recently been emptied, improving over time as the bladder become full.


LYCOPODIUM


This remedy may be helpful if a person has to urinate frequently during the night and passes large amounts of urine. Or the person may feel a painful urge, but has to strain to make the urine flow. Pain may be felt in the back before the urine passes. (If fever is present, the urine has a reddish color, or discomfort is felt in the kidney region, the person should see a doctor.)


SEPIA


This remedy may be helpful if a person has to urinate frequently, with sudden urging, a sense that urine will leak if urination is delayed, and small amounts of involuntary urine loss. The person may experience a bearing-down feeling in the bladder region, or pressure above the pubic bone. A person who needs this remedy often feels worn-out and irritable, with cold extremities, and a lax or sagging feeling in the pelvic area.


STAPHYSAGRIA


This remedy is often indicated for cystitis that develops in a woman after sexual intercourse, especially if sexual activity is new to her, or if cystitis occurs after every occasion of having sex. Pressure may be felt in the bladder after urinating, as if it is still not empty. A sensation that a drop of urine is rolling through the urethra, or a constant burning feeling, are other indications. Staphysagria is also useful for cystitis that develops after illnesses with extended bed rest, or after the use of catheters.


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