▷ Natural Remedies for Urethritis

Natural Remedies for Urethritis

By Sabrina Wilson / October 15, 2018
Natural remedies for urethritis


There are three million reported cases of urethritis in the US every year. If you aren’t sure what it is, urethritis is simply the inflammation or irritation of the urethra. The urethra is the tube that goes from the bladder to carry urine outside of the body. It is very common in both men and women, and can be commonly confused for a urinary tract infection because of the similarities in some of the symptoms.

Keep in mind that urethritis is just the inflammation of the urethra, whereas a UTI is a distinct infection of the urinary tract. Both of these conditions require different methods of treatment.


Common symptoms for urethritis can include, but are not exclusive to, a burning sensation when you urinate. This can be exhibited by both men and women. Though, you can often have urethritis and not experience a burning sensation when you go to the bathroom. This is a condition that can affect men and women alike.

The symptoms for men can include:
  • A burning sensation while urinating
  • Itching near the opening of the penis
  • Finding blood in your semen or your urine
  • A strange discharge from the penis
Symptoms for women include:
  • Having the urge to urinate more frequently
  • Discomfort when urinating
  • Irritation or burning at the opening of your urethra
  • Discolored discharge when urinating (less common)

What can be deceptive about having urethritis, is that you may not always show symptoms if you have it. Even if you do have symptoms and believe that you may have urethritis, you should always go to your doctor immediately and be tested to make sure that you don’t have an sexually transmitted disease or sexually transmitted infection.

Complications of Urethritis

Infections of the urethra that are not treated or treated inappropriately can cause a narrowing (stenosis) of the urethra. Stenosis increases the risk of bladder or kidney infections. In a few cases, untreated gonorrhea can lead to an accumulation of pus (abscess) around the urethra.

Diagnosis of Urethritis

Typically, doctors establish the diagnosis of urethritis based on symptoms and examination. If there is a discharge, a sample is collected by inserting a soft-tipped swab into the end of the urethra. The urethral swab is then sent to the laboratory for analysis in order to identify the infectious organism. Definitely visit your doctor to confirm that what you have is actually urethritis.

Conventional Treatment of Urethritis

The identification of the microorganism that causes the urethritis can take days. Therefore, doctors usually start treatment with antibiotics that cure the most common causes. If the cause is suspected to be a sexually transmitted disease, the sexual partners of the affected person should be evaluated to determine if they need treatment. Men who are diagnosed with urethritis should be screened for HIV and Syphilis.

Natural Remedies for Urethritis

Now that you have a good idea of what some of the symptoms of urethritis are, what are some of the best treatment options? Let’s take a look at some of the most effective natural remedies for urethritis.

1) Drink a Lot of Fluids

When in doubt, one of the best ways that you can flush out your system is to drink more fluids. Making sure you drink lots of water is a great way to purge your system of any toxins, bacteria, or infections that you may have floating around. Drinking water will help to dilute your urine so that urinating won’t feel as painful.

2) Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatories

Another great way that you can take care of the painful symptoms of urethritis is to take a basic, over the counter, NSAID. This is an excellent, convenient, and super effective way to manage the pain and inflammation quicky. It is also a really easy and low maintenance way to manage your urethritis. Just make sure that you follow the ingredients on the label and take them accordingly.

3) Herbal Tea

Hollyhock tea or any other herbal tea is another great natural remedy for getting rid of inflammation and infection. Any herbal tea that is loaded with antibacterial or antimicrobial properties is a great way to combat inflammation and bacteria. As we mentioned before, it’s never a bad thing to make sure that you are drinking a lot of fluids and that you are well hydrates too. Make sure that you are drinking two glasses or more of herbal tea per day to see the best results in recovery.

4) Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy treatments are another great way to treat painful symptoms of urethritis. There are several different types of aromatherapy elements that you can use to massage onto the body to relieve pain and treat your symptoms. Lemon, fennel, geranium, and juniper are all effective oils that you can massage onto the back are on the stomach to help relieve pain, and to also help you relax and reduce your stress.

5) Multivitamin

Having a good multivitamin as a part of your daily regimen is never a bad idea when you are trying to stay healthy. Having a reliable multivitamin is also a great way to combat the pain and inflammation associated with urethritis.

Other effective vitamins that you can use for improving the symptoms of urethritis include Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and magnesium.


There are so many great natural ways that you can treat urethritis. Aromatherapy, herbal teas, drinking lots of fluids, and making sure you get a good mix of supportive vitamins and minerals into your diet are all great, homeopathic ways that you can manage the painful symptoms of urethritis. You can also take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory to help manage the pain while you are recovering.

If you think that you may have urethritis, you should still go see your primary care doctor immediately. Urethritis has symptoms that are related to several different kinds of STD’s and STI’s, so you want to make sure that you get tested immediately. Avoid sexual activity until you have spoken with your physician. In a case of confirmed urethritis, it is important to treat the sexual partners of those affected as well. 

About the author

Sabrina Wilson

Sabrina Wilson is an author and homemaker who is passionate about a holistic approach to health. When she is not writing she can be found tooling around in her garden with the help of her appropriately named dog Digby, bicycling in the park, and occasionally rock climbing…badly. Sabrina is a staff writer for the Organic Daily Post.

Elliott - June 2, 2017

Thank you for sharing, these are very helpful. I had urethritis for about 15 months. I had itching and burning sensation in my urethra, pain when urinating, and i had to go to the bathroom frequently during the day. I took several different antibiotics, but none helped. Then I tried a herbal medicine called diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill, luckily, the infection was cured completely by taking this pill for two months. It’s effective.

    Naciye - December 16, 2017

    Hi there Elliot!

    My son is going through the same thing right now and nothing has worked. It’s been 8 1/2 months that he’s been suffering. I was wondering, exactly what did you take? Can you give me the exact name? I looked up diuretic pills and I came up with natural herbs like dandelion. Did you take an anti inflammatory pill such as ibuprofen with it? Please explain. Trying to help my son, as he is suffering with this and it has taken over his life. 🙁
    Please feel free to email me at Nac.emren@gmail.com or reply here. I just want to make sure that I get your message.
    Thank you,

      Zulfiqar - March 17, 2018

      Hi .I have been suffering from same condition for many years. When ever I take coffee, tea or even egg I feel burning in my urine. Some times white fluid comes before passing urine. All tests are clear. I have used several antibiotics but nothing worked. Please help me. My condition is very serious.

Randy Cox - August 23, 2018

Very commonly after a UTI is ruled out, STI’s are also ruled out……except one! One that many have never heard of and even a lot of doctors don’t look for since there isn’t even an FDA test approved to diagnose it. Yet, when you google it, you’ll find it so common and one of the leading and probably scariest STI’s outside of HIV. Surprisingly, its as common as chlamydia and gonorrhea and treatments are diminishing at an alarming rate in Countries around the world. Gonorrhea is down to only one effective treatment left (Rocephin by injection,) this STI that I speak of is almost in the same situation. Mycoplasma Genitalium is very often the cause of unspecified urethritis. I am currently going through the process of seeing if this is my issue that I am battling. Males often are the ones who have the symptoms while women don’t show symptoms as much. Definitely, something to research!

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