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5 Treatment Options for an Itchy Prostate

By    |   Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 03:54 PM

There are a number of treatment options for men experiencing an itchy prostate, which is caused by inflammation of the prostate gland due to bacterial infection.

An itchy prostate is a symptom of acute and chronic prostatitis, according to Right Diagnosis. Acute prostatitis, chronic prostatitis, and chronic pelvic pain syndrome, a second form of chronic prostatitis, can be caused by certain types of bacteria that commonly cause urinary tract infections.

Prostatitis typically results in the prostate gland becoming enlarged and tender, and it may itch. Other symptoms include pain in the area, changes in frequency and flow of urination, and fevers and chills, according to Healthline.

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Here are five ways in which these forms of prostatitis, and consequently an itchy prostate, may be treated:

1. Antibiotics
For treating acute prostatitis, the most effective measure is taking antibiotics for four to six weeks, Healthline said. The suggested antibiotics differ depending on the bacteria that are causing the inflammation. These medications may also be used for chronic prostatitis, but usually only when urinary tract infection is present or there has been an episode of acute prostatitis within the past year. The antibiotics help clear the infection.

2. Alpha-blockers
To help relieve symptoms, a doctor may prescribe alpha-blockers. These drugs help relax the muscles in the bladder and decrease urinary discomfort. Doxazosin, terazosin, and tamsulosin are included in this category.

3. Painkillers
Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or paracetamol can help ease prostatitis pain, Healthline said.

4. Drink fluids
In order to flush out bacteria in the urinary tract, it is recommended the individual drink plenty of fluids. Cranberry juice has antibacterial properties, which is why its often recommended for people suffering from urinary tract infections.

5. Stress management
According to WebMD, "Stress and anxiety may make your symptoms worse." The medical site recommends "deep breathing, relaxation, light exercise, and elimination of stressful circumstances" for treating prostatitis.

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