Self-management

Lifestyle and home remedies

The following might ease some symptoms of prostatitis:

  • Soak in a warm bath (sitz bath) or use a heating pad.
  • Limit or avoid alcohol, caffeine, and spicy or acidic foods, which can irritate your bladder.
  • Avoid activities that can irritate your prostate, such as prolonged sitting or bicycling.
  • Drink plenty of caffeine-free beverages. This will cause you to urinate more and help flush bacteria from your bladder.