For the treatment of acute inflammation caused by bacteria, we use antibiotics. In some cases, we also use a catheter through the abdominal wall to drain the urine and to relieve the prostate. Usually the healing takes one or two weeks. Even chronic prostatitis –if it can be traced back to bacteria- can be treated with antibiotics. If the inflammation is not caused by bacteria, α-blockers (e.g. Terazosin, Alfuzosin, Tamsulosin) can be applied. Depending on the symptoms, we also use NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and COX-2 inhibitors, in order to relieve the pain and reduce inflammation. In addition there are a big variety of other agents and treatment approaches – including herbal substances. Unfortunately in any case the patients have to calculate with a lengthy therapy.