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What is the best treatment for prostatitis?
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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
In brief: Depends on age/cause
There are two types.
One is a bacterial infection that needs to be treated with an antibiotic. The other cause is chronic and is treated with several medications-antibiotics, pain medication and medications to relieve symptoms of frequent urination, painful urination and feeling of inadequate emptying of the bladder.

In brief: Depends on age/cause
There are two types.
One is a bacterial infection that needs to be treated with an antibiotic. The other cause is chronic and is treated with several medications-antibiotics, pain medication and medications to relieve symptoms of frequent urination, painful urination and feeling of inadequate emptying of the bladder.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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Dr. Milena Lombardi
Family Medicine
In brief: Prostatitis
There are other conditions that have symptoms like prostatis and there are several types of prostatitis.
So it's important to be evaluated by your doctor first.

In brief: Prostatitis
There are other conditions that have symptoms like prostatis and there are several types of prostatitis.
So it's important to be evaluated by your doctor first.
Dr. Milena Lombardi
Dr. Milena Lombardi
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Dr. Milena Lombardi
For acute bacterial prostatitis,treatment can include trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim),levofloxacin (Levaquin), ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, Ceftriaxone and Doxycycline (the later are more commonly used if Chlamydia is suspected). Resistance patterns vary in different areas. You should see your doctor to determine which is the right treatment for you.
Dr. Milena Lombardi
Further follow up with your doctor is important to be sure that complications do not develop.
Dr. Thomas Bragg
Family Medicine
In brief: Antibiotics
Depends on the cause.
Usually bacterial in nature, antibiotics are used and preferably if the exact bacteria is identified. Also, medications that shrink the prostate and open up the urethra can also be used. Antiinflammatories are sometimes used to reduce swelling and discomfort.

In brief: Antibiotics
Depends on the cause.
Usually bacterial in nature, antibiotics are used and preferably if the exact bacteria is identified. Also, medications that shrink the prostate and open up the urethra can also be used. Antiinflammatories are sometimes used to reduce swelling and discomfort.
Dr. Thomas Bragg
Dr. Thomas Bragg
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