The cause of a urinary burning sensation dictates the treatment plan to stop the burning, but options may include prescription antibiotics, plenty of water, and cranberry juice, according to Healthline. Lifestyle adjustments, including avoiding scented laundry and toiletry products and using condoms during sexual activity, may also help end painful urination.
Eliminating bladder-irritating food and drinks, such as alcohol, spicy foods, tomato products, caffeine and artificial sweeteners, may also help ease symptoms, explains Healthline. Avoiding citrus fruits and juices may be beneficial as well. If seeking medical treatment, eating a bland diet during the course of the treatment is advisable.
A urinary tract infection is often the cause of painful urination, and a doctor usually prescribes antibiotics, notes Mayo Clinic. Simple urinary tract infections are cleared up using drugs such as trimethoprim, fosfomycin, mitrofurantoin, ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin. Frequent infections may result in the doctor prescribing a low-dose, long-term antibiotic. Urinary tract infections caused by sexual activity may result in the prescription of a single-dose antibiotic that is taken after sexual intercourse.
Sometimes, a pain medication is prescribed to relieve the burning sensation during urination, notes Healthline. Pheazopyridine is the most commonly prescribed medication for relieving burning associated with bladder infections. Tricyclic antidepressants, pentosan polysulfate sodium and Tylenol with codeine are also prescribed to treat urinary pain.