Inflammation of the urethra is known as urethritis. The urethra is a tube through which urine is carried from the urinary bladder outside the body. Urethritis is mainly caused by a bacterial infection that finds a chance to enter urethra through its opening. Homeopathic medicines for urethritis boost the immunity to fight infection and aid natural recovery.
Common bacteria that can cause urethritis include E.coli (Escherichia coli), Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis. Apart from this urethritis can be caused by HSV (herpes simplex virus) and trichomonas. Gonorrhea and chlamydia infection from urethra may extend up from the urethra and can lead to PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) in females and epididymitis in males.
Homeopathic Medicines for Urethritis
Homeopathy offers excellent treatment for urethritis. It helps reduce inflammation of the urethra and manage symptoms of urethritis wonderfully. Natural medicines for urethritis treatment are selected as per the prominent symptoms of the case. The top remedies for urethritis are Cantharis, Apis Mellifica, Lycopodium, Merc Sol, Petroselinum, Terbinthina, Sepia, Pulsatilla, Cannabis Sativa, Clematis and Sarsaparilla.
1. Cantharis – For Pain/Burning in Urethra during Urination
Cantharis is a top grade medicine for treating urethritis with pain/burning in the urethra while urination. The pain and burning may even continue after passing urine. Urine may also not pass completely. Sometimes urine pass drop by drop. In some cases, cutting pains are felt in the urethra. The frequency of urination is also increased. The urging is most felt while standing or walking. An urgency to pass urine may also be marked. Sometimes blood may pass in the urine.
2. Apis Mellifica – For Burning, Stinging Pain in Urethra
Apis Mellifica is beneficial for urethritis with burning, stinging pain in the urethra. These symptoms appear during and after urination. Sometimes smarting, scalding is felt in the urethra. Constricted sensation appears in the urethra. Itching in urethra may attend. The desire to pass urine may be constant. Urine is scanty and may be dark.
3. Lycopodium – For Frequent Urination
Lycopodium is prepared from spores of plant Lycopodium Clavatum of the natural order Lycopodiaceae. Lycopodium is helpful for cases of urethritis with frequent urination. Frequent desire to urinate is marked at night time mostly where Lycopodium is indicated. Urine may have an offensive/pungent odor and may contain purulent sediment. Soreness or burning in urethra may be experienced on urinating. Itching is also felt in urethra both during and after urinating. Dull, pressing pain in the lower abdomen may also be felt.
4. Merc Sol – For Urethritis with Sudden Urgency to Pass Urine
Merc Sol is very useful medicine for cases of urethritis with marked urgency to pass urine. Persons needing Merc Sol have a sudden irresistible urge for urination and they have to hurry to pass urine. They also complain of frequent urination day and night. Burning in urethra on beginning to urinate is also intense. Marked itching in the urethra is also complained of. Greenish discharge may pass from the urethra in males where Merc Sol is indicated.
5. Petroselinum – For Marked Urgency to Pass Urine
Petroselinum is prepared from a plant Petroselinum Sativum or Parsley, of the natural order Umbelliferae. Petroselinum is another medicine for marked urgency to pass urine in urethritis cases. The frequency of urination increases, and there is a burning and tingling in the urethra during urination. In some cases creeping, biting, crawling sensation or itching in the urethra is felt. Drawing and lancinating pain in urethra appear in few cases. In males discharge of milky fluid or yellow discharge from urethra may be noted.
6. Terbinthina – For Urethritis when Blood Passes in Urine
Terbinthina is a prominently indicated medicine for urethritis when blood passes in urine. Urine is scanty and has a fetid odor. Along with this painful urination is there. Burning in the urethra is also felt when urinating. Frequent urination arises at night time.
7. Sepia – For Urethritis in Females with Painful Intercourse
Sepia is an excellent medicine for urethritis in females to manage complaint of painful intercourse. The pain is very intense in females needing Sepia. Along with this slimy, yellow or greenish vaginal discharge may also be present. This is accompanied by itching in the vagina. The discharge is offensive and most worse after urinating. There is also an increase in frequency and urgency to urinate. Burning and cutting pains in the urethra are felt when urinating. Bearing down in the pelvis is another characteristic feature attending the above symptoms. Sepia is also a top grade medicine indicated for treating PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) in case the urethral infection extends to pelvic organs.
8. Pulsatilla – For Vaginal Discharges Females
Pulsatilla is prepared from plant Pulsatilla Nigricans or Wind Flower of the natural order Ranunculaceae. Pulsatilla is a prominent medicine to help manage complaint of vaginal discharges in case of urethritis in females. The discharges are like thick mucus, milk colored, and creamy. The discharges are acrid with itching and burning sensation. They tend to get worse on lying down. Other accompanying features include burning in urethral orifice during and after urination; frequent urination and blood in urine.
9. Cannabis Sativa – For Discharge from Urethra in Males
Cannabis Sativa is well-indicated for urethritis with discharge from the urethra in males. The discharge from urethra may be purulent, thick, watery mucus, clear transparent mucus or yellow mucus. The penis is swollen and painful. The entire urethra is inflamed, pain begins in the orifice of the urethra and extends backward. This is accompanied by burning, smarting or stitching in the urethra.
10. Clematis – For Urethritis in Males with Painful Ejaculation
Clematis is prepared from the leaves and stems of a plant Clematis Erecta of the natural order Ranunculaceae. Clematis helps to manage complaint of painful ejaculation in males suffering from urethritis. The pains are mainly of burning nature. The urethra is painful to touch, most worse at night. Burning in urethra appears on beginning to urinate and continues even after urinating. Discharge of thick pus from urethra may be noted too. Clematis also works well in cases of epididymitis in males if the urethral infection spreads.
11. Sarsaparilla – For cases where Blood Appears in Semen
Sarsaparilla is prepared from dried rhizome of plant Sarsaparilla Officinalis or Wild Licorice of the natural order Smilaceae. Sarsaparilla is useful to manage cases of urethritis where blood appears in semen. Other symptoms arising in cases requiring Sarsaparilla include scanty urine, a thin feeble stream of urine and severe pain at the conclusion of urination.
Symptoms of Urethritis
Pain or burning while urinating is the main symptom of urethritis. In some cases, pain may also be present when not urinating. Other symptoms of urethritis include increased frequency of urination, an urgency to urinate, discharge from penis or vagina, pain during intercourse in females, painful ejaculation, swelling/tenderness of penis, passing blood in semen or urine.