Chlamydia And Gonorrhea
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Chlamydia and gonorrhea
In recent years, sexually transmitted diseases have increased in number and will continue to rise unless drastic measures are taken to control the mechanism that allows the spread of these diseases among the population.
Although measures were taken to combat these diseases and new drugs and effective treatment have appeared the number of these diseases grows alarming and new cases occur to a significant part of the population, which is a sign of alarm for the future.
Perhaps the social-economically factor in which we are right now, the existence of clandestine prostitution and a greater sexual "vagrancy" allow the growth of this disease with serious consequences on population and health. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most common among these diseases.
Occasional intercourse especially with strangers makes it difficult to conduct accurate epidemiological survey, which made the source of infection not to be discovered, this being essential to halting the rapidly expanding phenomenon of sexually transmitted diseases.
Health education of the population currently is not so good; being one of the most effective methods of preventing and combating these diseases, it is not applied properly with visible negative results.
In the case of this infection, the first symptoms appear at 2 to 3 days after the intercourse: abundant yellow - green secretions, tingling and burning sensations, congested mucosa, red, swollen urethra, etc... These symptoms may disappear after 8 weeks - but the disappearance does not mark the end of the disease, but it's chronic. Complications that arise are the urethral strictures, etc. Gonorrhea is transmitted through direct contact with mucous membranes or fluids and rarely by sharing toilet articles, towels, sponges, etc.. It is treatable with antibiotics if advised by a doctor and an early diagnosis, in which the disease is uncomplicated and treatment is of short duration.
Gonorrhea is more common in developing countries, presenting a high risk of contamination.
Chlamydia is an infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and is the most common sexually transmitted disease in developed countries. This bacterium lives only inside the cells and is difficult to detect it because they often arise without symptoms (pain in the intercourse, the vaginal discharge is not very heavy, stinging sensation, irregular menstruation, burning during urination, etc.). Like gonorrhea, Chlamydia is spread by direct contact with mucous membranes or infectious liquids. Regarding the treatment, it must be followed by both partners (regardless of the absence or presence of symptoms) and lasts between 14 to 21 days, consisting of targeted antibiotics.
Some people who have Chlamydia infection may also have gonorrhea too. In these cases, treatment includes antibiotics to cure both gonorrhea and Chlamydia infection.
A new infection with Chlamydia and gonorrhea is possible. The symptoms that continue after treatment are probably caused by a reinfection than an ineffective treatment. To prevent reinfection, sexual partners should be evaluated and treated, if necessary.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea repeated infections increase the risk for sexually inflammatory disease. Even one infection can lead to sexual inflammatory disease if not treated properly. The medical prescriptions of antibiotics recommended by your doctor must be respected. Treatment should be carried out completely, even if symptoms improve after several days.
It is recommended retesting at 3-4 months after the treatment, in order to reduce the risk of complications of the reinfection with Chlamydia and gonorrhea.