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How is cystitis caused by bacteria treated?

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To treat cystitis caused by bacteria, your doctor will likely give you antibiotics. You usually start to feel better in a day or so, but be sure take all the medicine as directed. How long you need to take them depends on your overall health, how often you get infections, and the type of bacteria.

If you’re a women past menopause, your doctor may also suggest a vaginal cream that has estrogen in it.

From: What Is Cystitis? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Health Service: “Cystitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystitis,” “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).”

Victoria State Government: “Cystitis.”

KidsHealth: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Merck Manual: “Bladder Infection (Cystitis),” “Interstitial Cystitis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2019

SOURCES:

National Health Service: “Cystitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystitis,” “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).”

Victoria State Government: “Cystitis.”

KidsHealth: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Merck Manual: “Bladder Infection (Cystitis),” “Interstitial Cystitis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2019

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