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Cystitis

Who do I see?

Community Pharmacy / Forres Treatment and Care Hub

Advice:

Cystitis means inflammation of the bladder. It’s often caused by a urinary tract infection and is particularly in women. Cystitis is usually more of a nuisance than a cause for serious concern. Mild cases will often get better by themselves within a few days. Increasing your consumption of fluids, taking an anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen if you can or cystitis relief products can help to settle it without the need for antibiotics.

Your community pharmacy can provide further help and advice about this problem. If things are not settling within a few days and you are female and between the ages of 16 to 65 years with signs of a mild urinary tract infection, your pharmacist may offer you a course of antibiotics to treat the infection where appropriate.

If things are not settling, your symptoms are more severe or you are not in the group of patients that can be treated by a community pharmacy, please submit an online medical consultation request for the Urgent Medical Problem Team giving us as much information about your problem as you can. You will get a same-day response usually by telephone or a time to attend the surgery for further assessment and examination.

Further information about cystitis available from NHS inform.

If you cannot use the online service please call us on 0345 337 1120 and a member of the care navigation team will help you.