About Prostate Infection
Prostate infection or prostatitis is characterized by theinflammation of the prostate gland. The gland itself is located below the bladderand its functions are to secrete prostatic fluid and aid ejaculation. This fluidprotects the sperm and prolongs its lifespan.
Patientssuffering from prostate infection are mostly men between 30 and 50 years ofage. Inflammation of the prostate gland causes the pain during urination andejaculation and doctors recommend antibiotics to relieve the symptoms and cure infection.The treatment usually lasts for several weeks up to a month and the medicationsshould be taken once or twice a day, according to the doctor’s prescription.
Patientsmight feel better after some time, but it is extremely important not to stopwith taking medications at your will but to continue with the treatment for the whole courseof prescribed drugs. If you stop with the antibiotics, your situation may worsen, sobe careful. In certain cases, patients may not see the improvement of theircondition. If that happens, your doctor may prolong the duration of thetreatment or prescribe stronger medications.
Whenyou visit your doctor complaining about the pain during urination and ejaculation,the doctor will usually diagnose the condition and then prescribe medicationsto treat the problem. Prostate infection requires treatment with antibiotics anddoctors usually prescribe: ampilicin, Bactrim Septra, cephalexin or Ciprofloxacinfor this problem.
Ampicilinbelongs to the group of penicillin antibiotics. Although it has been used fordecades, ampicilin is still very helpful with many bacterial infections.Prostate infections caused by bacteria respond well to the treatment withampicilin and bacteria haven’t been found to be resistant to this drug so far. Prescribedand taken in recommended dose, ampicilin can cure bacterial prostatitis.
Bactrimseptra contains two antibiotic drugs: trimethoprim and sulfametoxazole. Combinationof these drugs has proved to successfully treat various infections, includingprostate infection, but it is not recommended for people allergic to sulfadrugs.
Cephalexinis good for prostate infections, especially for prostate infections caused bythe bacteria known as Escherichia coli (or E.coli).
Ciprofloxacinor Cipro is also very useful for prostate infection. This is a fluoroquinolonedrug and it can prevent worsening of the symptoms.
Theseantibiotic drugs are very efficient for prostatitis, but patients should bewarned that these drugs come with certain side effects in some cases. The mostcommon problems are nausea, headaches, skin rash and diarrhea and these effectsshould be reported to your doctor.
Whatyou should know is that antibiotics don’t work against chronic infection of theprostate gland and if you are suffering from this condition, your doctor willprobably prescribe some other medications.