What medications or other treatments were successful with treating prostatitis?
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What is the treatment for prostatitis?
The treatment for prostatitis depends on the underlying cause and type of
prostatitis. Antibiotics are prescribed if the cause is a bacterial infection. All forms of prostatitis require supportive care,
pain control if needed, and close follow-up with your health care professional. In
certain instances, some individuals with prostatitis may require
hospitalization. Treatment modalities may include the following:
Antibiotics: Your doctor will decide the specific antibiotic and the
duration of treatment.
Anti-inflammatory medications: These can help manage your pain.
Alpha-blockers: By relaxing the muscle fibers around the bladder and
prostate gland, alpha-blockers may decrease your urinary symptoms and help you
empty your bladder.
Warm sitz baths
Avoid alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods.
Prostate massage: In a few studies, prostate massage has been shown to
decrease symptoms in some patients with chronic nonbacterial prostatitis.
Lifestyle changes: If you cycle or ride horses, it is recommended
to suspend this activity until you improve.
Alternative treatments: Although there are many herbal preparations
available, there is no current evidence that herbal remedies are definitely
helpful with prostatitis.
Acupuncture: has shown a decrease in symptoms for some
individuals suffering from prostatitis.