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Urethritis: Main Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment of the Elder Person of Your Home

  • 21/12/2019
  • 06:00

Urethritis can be a life-threatening disease which may require immediate hospitalization assistance if not treated on time. As per surveys conducted in recent years Urethritis is seen to be a regular disease among the senior citizens. To define the term Urethritis – it is an inflammation of the urethra. Some of the common symptoms include difficulty or pain while urinating, itching, blood in urine, high fever, back pain, nausea, swollen joints, abdominal pain, etc. 

Need to know more? Read on!

Causes for Urethritis

Some of the major causes of Urethritis includes –    

  • Non-gonococcal urethritis
  • Herpes simplex
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Group B streptococcus
  • Reiter's syndrome
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Adenoviridae
  • Cytomegalovirus

Other causes may involve Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma Genitalium, Ureaplasma Urealyticum, etc.

Diagnosis of Urethritis 

The diagnosis for Urethritis is different for both males and females. In the case of males, a physician usually examines the scrotum, bladder, penis and the abdomen for any kind of swelling and discharge. 

Females in general cases undergo pelvic and abdomen medical examinations to check for tenderness. The physician also checks for any discharge of the urethra. Females can also go under cystoscopy which inserts a tube that holds in-built camera into the bladder. 

Elderly or senior citizens can also opt for elderly care services where they can get home nursing care for elderly people with ease. 

Other diagnosis may include – 

  • C-reactive protein test 
  • Urine test 
  • Pelvic ultrasound test in case of females
  • STIs (such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea) checks 
  • CBC or complete blood tests

How to treat Urethritis?

The treatment provided will be based on the underlying cause of the disease. For example – if the underlying cause of the malady is bacterial infection the possible remedy will be antibiotics like Metronidazole, Doxycycline, etc. 

Apart from the above, if the disease is associated with chlamydia the possible treatment may be Doxycycline, Azithromycin, etc. while, M.genitalium linked Urethritis treats better with Moxifloxacin. 

Alternatively, Urethritis also holds several natural remedies. Some of the home care is – 

  • Cranberries –

Consumption of cranberries restricts bacteria from getting attached to the urethra resulting in the prevention of Urethritis. It is prescribed to intake around 8-16 ounces of cranberry juice per day to keep the malady under control. However, pregnant or breastfeeding women or individuals with kidney stones are recommended to avoid such consumption.  

  • Sitz Baths –

This can assist in treating the burning involved in the chemical irritant of Urethritis. For a Sitz bath consider filling your tub with 6-8 inches of warm water. Make sure that the height till the tub is filled is enough to cover your genitals while you sit. Avoid using any kind of soap as it may increase the irritation. 

In addition, it is essential that you keep yourself hydrated and consider keeping away from alcohol and caffeine intake. In case you are unsure about your symptoms or need elderly care you can get in touch with service providers that offer doctor counselling at home Kolkata to be able to speak with your physician comfortably. 

There are other ways that you can consider to prevent Urethritis such as keeping away from unprotected sexual activity, maintaining personal hygiene, etc. 

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