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with Bactrim

Other Drugs: Stool softeners to manage constipation, which Is very painful; analgesics to relieve pain

Independent

The most important nursing interventions for patients with acute or chronic bacterial prostatitis focus on preventing complications. Monitor for urinary retention; for persistence of fever, perineal pain, or difficulty voiding; and for recurring urinary tract infection. If the patient is not on fluid restriction, encourage the patient to drink at least 3 L of fluid a day to facilitate elimination.

Suggest strategies to increase comfort. If the patient exhibits a decreased ability to void, encourage him to void while in a warm water bath with the pelvic muscles relaxed. To assist with pain control, use relaxation techniques and diversionary activities.

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Patient teaching is essential. Some patients prefer to have someone of the same gender talk about sexual functioning. In periods of acute infection and inflammation, the patient is usually encouraged to abstain from sexual intercourse. If the patient has chronic bacterial prostatitis, encourage him to be sexually active to promote drainage of the prostate gland. During periods of known infection, the patient should use a condom. Answer the patient's and partner's questions thoroughly. If possible, encourage the patient to speak with other men with prostatitis to learn how others have coped with the illness.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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