Can you treat gonorrhea?
First things first, do you have gonorrhea?
If so, don’t worry. It’s actually super common! According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 87 million people around the world are currently infected with gonorrhoea.
But just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s not a serious matter. Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and even blindness if left untreated.
So yeah, take this seriously. But also don’t freak out too much – gonorrhoea can be treated!
Antibiotics Are Your Friend
The good news is that antibiotics are effective in treating most infections of gonorrhea. However, there are some strains that have developed resistance to certain types of antibiotics over the years.
According to WHO guidelines for treatment of STIs:
- Uncomplicated infection should only require one injection or one single oral dose.
- Dual therapy consisting of two drugs – usually ceftriaxone and azithromycin – may be used as standard treatment for most cases.
- It is important for healthcare providers to choose appropriate combination regimens based on local antibiotic resistance patterns.
Needless to say, DO NOT self-medicate! Consult your doctor before taking any medicine or trying anything new at all!!
What About Alternative Medicines?
Now wouldn’t a nice herbal tea sound great right now…especially since your genitals feel like they’re on fire?!
Sorry guys, but herbs aren’t going fix this issue(no matter what Instagram influencers tell you)
Herbal supplements might seem attractive when combating an STD – they offer natural ingredients with little side effects; however these products may end up causing more harm than good / simply fail due
to having very limited scientific research proving their efficacy in fighting bacteria such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Prevention is Key
Prevention is always better than cure. And guess what – the same can be said for sexually transmitted infections!
If you do have unprotected sex, make sure to get tested regularly and use protection next time!
In addition condoms continue to be an effective way of preventing STIs like gonorrhea. Those who are most at risk should consider getting vaccinated against hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV).
Practice safe sex, people!!!
So there you have it – don’t freak out, just stay vigilant and take care of yourself(and your partner(s)!)