Pus cells in urine are a sure indication of infection in the body. Medically, there are hosts of reasons for them to be present in the urine. Females are usually more likely to get infected with this condition formally known as Pyuria.
Two significant causes result pus cells in urine, sexually transmitted diseases and Urinary tract infection. Although, there are other causes like kidney stones, fungal infections, cancer of the urinary organs, chemical poisoning and more.
Sexually transmitted diseases
Apart from causing STD’s, Mycoplasma and Chlamydia also cause pus cells in urine. People who engage in incautious sexual activities are more likely to get the infection. So, if a male or female is a victim of a sexually transmitted disease they are prone to get pus cells in urine.
Urinary tract infection
Microorganisms find it easy to enter the urinary tract of females as the urethra of the females is shorter than males. This is the main reason why females are more prone to get a urinary tract infection. Diabetes is another reason that enhances the chances of UTI and in turn the pus cells in urine increase.
Home remedies that can help
There are a number of home remedies available for the removal of pus cells in urine, along with treating STD’s and UTI. For obvious reasons we will mention the easier and DIY ones.
Believed to be a deterrent to vampires, garlic has a host of medicinal values too. It is regarded as a natural antibiotic that boosts the immune system. Garlic helps in the eradication of Chlamydia and hence the pus cells in urine. You can add garlic in food or consume it raw, garlic capsules are also available in the market. I feel consuming it in its natural way is the best.
- Cranberry juice
There is a word of caution here, if you are taking warfarin or similar medicines to thin the blood, then avoid cranberry juice. Otherwise, it is one of the most effective things to counter the pus cells in urine. The infection causing bacteria is unable to stick to the walls of the urinary tract by consuming cranberry juice.
- Baking soda
Just taking ½ teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water, twice a day can help. Actually, baking soda will help in maintaining a ph balance in the body. It is alkaline in nature and reduces excessive acidity in the body. Excessive acidity inhibits the curing of infections in the body.
Pus cells in urine can cause irritation and pain and later aggravate to cause severe medical conditions. Along with trying these home remedies, consulting a doctor is important.