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What is the best home treatment, if there is one, for prostatitis?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: None available
If you really have acute bacterial prostatitis or a urinary tract infection, eg bladder or kidney, or an std (sexually transmitted disease), there's really no home remedy or treatment to cure you.
Sorry. Only prescription antibiotics will do the trick. These infections can go bad quickly, so if you're suspicious, go see your family doc immediately for appropriate evaluation & treatment. Good luck!

In brief: None available
If you really have acute bacterial prostatitis or a urinary tract infection, eg bladder or kidney, or an std (sexually transmitted disease), there's really no home remedy or treatment to cure you.
Sorry. Only prescription antibiotics will do the trick. These infections can go bad quickly, so if you're suspicious, go see your family doc immediately for appropriate evaluation & treatment. Good luck!
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Sitz baths and rest
Bacterial prostatitis requires antibiotics capable of penetrating prostate gland plus non-stroidal anti-inflammatory analgesics for pain.
The home type remedies are warm sitz paths and rest. Subject may get additional symptomatic relief by an inflated ring to take pressure off prostate when sitting down. Prostatic massage by a urologist, and Alpha blockers like Flomax (tamsulosin) or Hytrin may help.

In brief: Sitz baths and rest
Bacterial prostatitis requires antibiotics capable of penetrating prostate gland plus non-stroidal anti-inflammatory analgesics for pain.
The home type remedies are warm sitz paths and rest. Subject may get additional symptomatic relief by an inflated ring to take pressure off prostate when sitting down. Prostatic massage by a urologist, and Alpha blockers like Flomax (tamsulosin) or Hytrin may help.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Klauber is absolutely on the mark when he talks about antibiotics, since the prostate resists penetration by most antibiotics and therefore choosing the correct one requires a knowledgeable physician.
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