Sit in a tub of warm
water with the water just covering your buttocks, or try a
Take care of yourself when you
have an infection. Get plenty of rest, and drink lots of fluids. This will make
you feel better and may speed your recovery.
Eat plenty of
high-fiber foods, such as fruit, vegetables, and whole-grain breads and cereal. And drink enough water to avoid constipation. Straining to pass a bowel
movement may be very painful when your prostate is inflamed, so use a stool
softener if needed.
Be physically active. Sitting for long periods of time can make this problem worse. But exercise, especially aerobic exercise, seems to help.2
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods such
as hot peppers, chili, pickles, and salsa, especially if they make your
Try stress management: deep breathing, relaxation,
light exercise, and elimination of stressful circumstances. Stress and anxiety may
make your symptoms worse.
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March 12, 2014
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