Most cases of acute bacterial prostatitis are cured with treatment.
Unfortunately, CP/CPPS is not as easy to treat. Antibiotics may have trouble reaching and killing bacteria deep in the prostate. And in most cases of CP/CPPS, antibiotics won't work because bacteria are not the cause. If this is the case, frequent prostate massages, physiotherapy, or alpha-blockers and other medicines may help.
Chronic bacterial prostatitis can come back even after you've been cured. Your health care provider may use more than 1- treatment at a time. Some men have to manage living with the symptoms until the inflammation hopefully "burns itself out."