Prostatitis treatment depends on the cause of the inflammation.
- The bacterial forms of prostatitis are treated with antimicrobials.
- Acute prostatitis may require a short hospital stay so that fluids and antimicrobials can be given through an intravenous, or IV, tube.
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis requires a longer course of therapy. You may be given a low dose of antimicrobials for 6 months to prevent recurrent infection.
- You'll have to work with your urologist to find an effective treatment for nonbacterial prostatitis. Changing diet or taking warm baths may help. An alpha blocker may be given to relax the muscle tissue in the prostate.
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