While there are medications to treat prostatitis, one of the symptoms of which is an itchy prostate, patients should be aware of any unwanted side effects of the drugs.
Certain types of bacteria that commonly cause urinary tract infections also cause acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis. Prostatitis occurs when the prostate becomes inflamed, resulting in the gland becoming enlarged and tender.
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Other symptoms besides itching include pain in the region, changes in frequency and flow of urination, and fevers and chills.
Treatments for an itchy prostate include antibiotics, painkillers, laxatives, alpha-blockers, drinking plenty of fluids, and homeopathic medicine.
Patients will likely receive antibiotics called trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or fluoroquinolones, according to eMedicineHealth
. Side effects of these medications are rare, but include stomach pains, chills, coughs, and dizziness, among others.
Alpha-blockers are sometimes prescribed into order to relax bladder muscles and relieve urinary discomfort. They cause blood vessels to dilate to lower blood pressure and can result in hypotension and palpitations, Medscape reported
. Additionally, it may impact the central nervous system, and a patient may experience dizziness, headache, fatigue, and anxiety. Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and vomiting may also result.
Various homeopathic treatments have side effects that range from mild discomfort to dangerous reactions. It's important to talk to a doctor before adding any home remedies to your treatment.
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