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over the counter treatment for gonorrhea

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
See a doctor: It is best to see a doctor to 1. confirm the diagnosis of gonorrhea and 2. to look for other STDs and treat accordingly.

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
None: The best treatment is a single shot in your doctor office. Dont try treat it over the counter. The chronic gonorrhea can have devastating effects on y ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Early recognition and proper rx of this problem with prescription meds solves many problems.Although the gc symptoms may be so noticable that few can ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Re-testing +: The most important criteria for effective gonorrhea treatment is for both partners to take their medication at the same time and sequence as well as a ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Antibiotic: Selection will be based on in vitro testing against different antibiotics. Many times reinfection is the issue, not necessarily a resistant strain.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Not recommended
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: CDC recommends ceftriaxone as standard treatment for gonorrhea, and benzathine penicillin for syphilis.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Ceftriaxone, azithro: Ceftriaxone plus azithromycin.
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Treating Gonorrhea: Usually you are not contagious 48 hours after you finish your treatment for this common sexually transmitted disease.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Risk of bacteria: Having a tampon in too long is more likely to cause a bacterial toxin to accumulate from Staph overgrowth called toxic shock syndrome. Even if you don ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
You probably are no: Longer infectious but can acquire the infection again. Are your symptoms gone? If not, watch out.
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