Antibiotics are given to treat the infection but those suffering from recurring urinary infections are repeatedly treated with a course of antibiotics only for the infection to return. There is also a condition known as interstitial cystitis where there are symptoms resulting from chronic inflammation of the bladder but no infection.
Herbal medicines have much to offer and can be particularly effective in treating and preventing urinary infections. There is a range of herbs which can fight the infection, reduce pain and inflammation, repair the bladder wall, and enhance the ability of the body’s own immune system to fight infection.
I have had success in treating urinary infections and inflammation with a combination of herbs tailored for each individual. Using herbal medicines prescribed by a Medical Herbalist offers both a much more effective long term treatment for inflammatory conditions of the bladder and also prevents the overuse and potential resistance to antibiotics.