Burning While Urinating in Male and Female: Treatment For Men and Women

Burning When Urinating in Men Treatment

Burning while Urinating is a symptom associated with a wide range of urinary tract problems. The causes for burning while urinating include urinary tract infection, honeymoon cystitis, glomerulonephritis, prostatitis, renal stone infection and urethritis in males.  The symptoms in addition to burning during urination include pain in the abdomen during urination, fever, increased urge to urinate, loss of appetite, etc

Treating Burning While Urinating in Men

Urinary tract infections are less common in males compared to females due to a longer urethra. However, the symptoms of burning during urination in men can’t be ignored.

Here are a few simple tips to effectively manage the situation,

  • Drink plenty of water. Water flushes out the bacteria implanted in the urinary system and hastens recovery.
  • Certain foods aggravate the burning and irritation of the urinary tract. These foods include alcohol, tea, coffee, etc. It is best to avoid these foods.
  • Always ensure that you clean the genital organs, with cold water, after urination. This basic hygiene is essential to prevent recurrent urinary tract infection.
  • Homeopathic drug Apis taken in low potency, repeated thrice during the day, while relieve the burning and hasten recovery.


In Women

Burning while urinating, in women, is attributed to urinary tract infection, primarily due to a shorter urethra. The other causes could include glomerulonephritis, cystitis, renal stone infection, Chlamydia infection, etc. Burning while urinating in females need to be managed effectively since the urethral opening is close to the vaginal open and the infection can spread to the reproductive tract.

Treatment for Burning While Urinating In Females

Considering the difference in anatomical placement of the urethra and female reproductive organs, the problem of burning urination needs to be addressed with greater consideration, in women. Here are a few simple tips:

  • Ensure that you drink at least three liters of water each day. Water flushes the kidney and the urinary system and prevents harboring of bacteria in the urinary tract
  • Sit’s Bath is considered to be effective in the management of the situation. Add a few drops of an antiseptic in a tub full of warm water and sit in it for a few minutes. This prevents the spread to bacterial infection in the vagina
  • Avoid stimulants like alcohol, tea, coffee, etc. Alternatively increase the intake of milk, yoghurt, etc which are alkaline in nature and help reduce the acidity of the urine
  • Homeopathic drug like Arsenic Album and Apis have been found to be highly effective in the management of burning during urination in female.

One Comment

  1. P A said:

    I have been feeling pain and burn in penis during urination from few days and also have a strong feeling of frequent urination but a small quantity of urine is excreted. This problem is from last few months.

    January 16, 2011

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