A comprehensive overview of gonorrhea covering subjects as symptoms, diagnostics, research, causes and pictures
If gonorrhea treatment is applied in the initial phase of the disease before the appearance of complications, gonorrhea does not cause long time problems. Untreated, however, gonorrhea can cause many complications.
Initial gonorrhea treatment
The treatment is achieved with antibiotics. This treatment is recommended in these cases:
If one partner of a couple infected with gonorrhea are treated and the other not, there is the possibility of recurrence of disease in the couple. To prevent the recurrence of the disease, condom must be used and the partner should be treated as well.
Treatment if the condition gets worse
Some strains of gonorrhea have become resistant to antibiotics; among them are penicillin, tetracycline and sulphamides. When bacteria become resistant, antibiotics can not kill the bacteria.
In some countries, many strains of gonorrhea have become resistant to quinolones. For those infected with gonorrhea, in these areas there have been developed new treatment regimens.
If there is a type of antibiotic resistance it will be tried the use of another antibiotic to treat the infection. If after a gonorrhea treatment, the symptoms still persist, is needed the retesting of the gonorrhea culture to determine if it comes to resistance to the used antibiotic.
Important facts about gonorrhea treatment
Some people infected with gonorrhea shows they have also Chlamydia infection. Therefore in the gonorrhea treatment must be introduced antibiotics which can also treat Chlamydia too.
A new infection can occur. The symptoms which are not remitted after treatment may be caused by the infection again with gonorrhea or with ineffective treatment, especially if there has been made a sexual contact with a person from an area of increased risk of antibiotic resistance. To prevent being infected again it is needed assessment and treatment of simultaneous partner. To treat the new infection antibiotics will be used.
The pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious complication of gonorrhea which can cause infertility and in rare cases death. To prevent PID is needed immediate treatment of gonorrhea.
Disseminated gonococcus infection (IGD) usually require hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics (IV) or intramuscularly (IM).
Home gonorrhea treatment
This treatment is achieved with antibiotics, which usually leads to full treatment of the infection. If you are diagnosed with gonorrhea you should:
Once he learned that he has gonorrhea, a person may feel self reluctant or reluctant before the intercourse. Discussion with a psychologist or joining a discussion group composed of people with STDs can be helpful.