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is gonorrhea a virus or bacteria

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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
It is a bacteria: Bactetia called nisseria gonorrhea.

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A male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Other bacteria rare: PID can rarely be caused by Gardnerella vaginalis & occasionally by Bacteroides fragilis from the intestinal tract.
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: From UpToDate: Mycoplasma genitalium is also a common cause in pre-menopausal women. In post-menopausal women PID is not common, but E.coli and anaero ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Better...: Note: gonorrhea is a bacteria and not a virus. Antibiotics don't work on viral infections. To answer you question, doxy is a recommended drug to treat ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not reliable: Many gonorrhea bacteria are resistant to the tetracycline antibiotics, including doxycycline; it is never recommended as the sole treatment for gonorr ... Read More
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Probably not: Gonorrhea has become a very resistant bacterial infection and has mutated so as to be unaffected by almost all antibiotics. The most currently promisi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea may be treated with several types of antibiotics, among which is doxycycline. If signs/symptoms do not lessen, get a culture repeated. Your ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
38 years experience Family Medicine
Ampicillin : This will not help gonorrhea. About the only thing this is good for now is a strep infection.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) not for GC: Nope. Given that there is now a drug-resistant form of gonorrhea sweeping the western hemisphere unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) is not an appropria ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
STDS and Living: Yes. These two common stds, chlamydia and gonorrhea can live in the vagina until they are appropriately treated. In rare cases they can become chronic ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chlamydia: Zithromax is used to treat Chlamydia. Best wishes!

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