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

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Takes some time

The prostate gland is hard to reach by antibiotics so it takes some time to treat these infections.

In brief: Takes some time

The prostate gland is hard to reach by antibiotics so it takes some time to treat these infections.
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.
I would liken it to trying to exterminate termites in a piece of wood with a lot of holes and tunnels in it.

In brief: 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.
I would liken it to trying to exterminate termites in a piece of wood with a lot of holes and tunnels in it.
Dr. John Leander Po
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