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Why does it take so long for antibiotics to cure a prostate infection

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 22 years experience
Takes some time: The prostate gland is hard to reach by antibiotics so it takes some time to treat these infections.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Spongy: The glandular nature (very spongy) of this part of anatomy allows for bacteria to "hide out" in areas that takes more time for antibiotics to reach it... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 39 years experience
Acute vs chronic: Acute- usually 10-14 days of antibiotics vs chronic - 6-12 weeks of therapy with ~50/50 chance of long-term "cure.".
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Antibiotics: Bacterial prostatitis generally requires anabiotic treatment.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Several issues!: Chronic prostatitis is not always a current bacterial infection, but an immune reaction to bacterial debris within the prostate gland. If your prosta... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 22 years experience
No: Underwear use has nothing to do with prostate infections. Patricio gargollo, md pediatric urology, dallas texas.
A member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Talk with doctor: You should have felt at least somewhat better in a week or two. Talk to your doctor about trying other antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or other ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
Urology 32 years experience
Prostatitis tx: There are many different kinds of prostatitis. Bacterial prostatitis require antibiotics. The prostate receives only a small blood supply and it is d... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
Yes: Over the counter medications are "safe" to take. The risk of these medications include urinary retention from affecting the prostate gland. If there i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Prostatitis: Both antibiotics can be used to treat prostatitis, however i would not recommend this substitution without discussing it with the prescribing physicia... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Get evaluated: You might need an oral antibiotic, if ALL you have is a prostate infection.