Cystitis, Yeast, and Herpes

Cystitis is common in pregnancy, and is caused by bacteria that inflame the lining of the bladder. Yeast, a vaginal infection, also often affects pregnant women. The herpes simplex virus can cause cold sores and genital herpes. Women with genital herpes may require a cesarean section if symptoms flare up before or during labor. Symptoms of cystitis are painful and frequent urination. Symptoms of yeast are itching and a white discharge. Herpes symptoms are flu like symptoms proceeding sores.

Key tips on coping with cystitis, yeast and herpes
– To ease cystitis drink about 2.5 liters of water a day
– Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to guard against yeast and herpes
– Rest and avoid stress to prevent herpes outbreaks

Diet and Nutrition
– drink “real” cranberry juice, not the sweetened brands
– avoid beets, tomatoes and citrus fruits
– eat garlic and lysine rich foods such as fresh fish, chicken, beef milk, cheese, eggs, beans, and fresh vegetables
– 500mg of Vitamin C
– avoid foods that contain yeast and sugar

Complementary Treatments
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Western Herbalism
– nettle or dandelion tea
– five drops each of St. John’s wort and calendula , added to 1 litre of cooled water and used as a douche 3 times per day and before bed
– chamomile or lemon balm tea

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