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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if ...Read more


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What drug can I take if azithromycin didn't get rid of my gonorrhea?

What drug can I take if azithromycin didn't get rid of my gonorrhea?

Ceftriaxone, others: Duplicate question, same answer: Azithromycin by itself is not used for gonorrhea treatment unless other first-line treatments cannot be given, such as drug allergy. When used for gonorrhea, a 2 gram dose of AZM is needed (vs. 1 gram for chlamydia). Has persistent gonorrhea been professionally diagnosed? If so, I would recommend ceftriaxone plus doxycycline. Discuss with your doctor or clinic ...Read more

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What drug can I take if azithromycin didn't get rid of my gonorrhea?

What drug can I take if azithromycin didn't get rid of my gonorrhea?

Ceftriaxone, others: Azithromycin alone is not recommended for gonorrhea treatment unless there is a reason that other first-line treatments cannot be given, such as drug allergy. When used for gonorrhea, a 2 gram dose of AZM is needed (compared with 1.0 g for chlamydia). Has persistent gonorrhea been professionally diagnosed? If so, I would recommend ceftriaxone plus doxycycline. Discuss with your doctor or clinic ...Read more

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I read that gonorrhea is no longer treatable with antibiotics. Now what will people do if they get gonorrhea? Does the body get rid of it eventually?

False information: Gonorrhea is still effective treated with antibiotics. What you may be referring to is the fact that some oral antibiotics which use to be effective against gonorrhea, are meeting resistant strains. The treatment of choice for gonorrhea is an antibiotic injection (ceftriaxone). Other options are zithromax or doxycycline. ...Read more

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How will I take zithromax? I just took ofloxacin 400mg fir 6days but it doesn't seem to get rid of my gonorrhea

How will I take zithromax? I just took ofloxacin 400mg fir 6days but it doesn't seem to get rid of my gonorrhea

Treating gonorrhea: Ofloxacin should never be used for gonorrhea, especially in the Philippines, where most gonorrhea is resistant to oflox and related drugs (e.g. ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin). See a doctor for an injection of ceftriaxone. If not possible, e.g. if you go through a pharmacy without a doctor, ask for cefixime 800 mg or azithromycin 2 grams; take either as a single dose. Partner (s) also need treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of gonorrhea at home?

Take antibiotics....: .......At home.
See your doctor, and get the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can u get rid of gonorrhea if pvk 500?

No: Because of resistance, the recommended treatment for gonorrhea is Ceftriaxone (with Azithromycin as well, because of concomitant non-gonococcal urethritis concerns). ...Read more

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Can cephradine get rid of gonorrhea?

Can cephradine get rid of gonorrhea?

It is a first: Generation cephalosporin (keflin, keflex); not the official recommended drug, and there is ample cross-allergy with penicillins that it would not be a good substitute. I believe high dose, parenteral (injected) penicillin remains drug of choice. ...Read more

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How would u get rid of gonorrhea with out goin to a doctor?

How would u get rid of gonorrhea with out goin to a doctor?

Asking 4 Impossible: You cannot. Especially now that there is a brutal drug resistant version of gonorrhea sweeping the western world. Gonorrhea treatment now requires a shot and there are no pills to treat it.

In many places in the U.S. There are std clinics and public health clinics that can help you get this problem completely and accurately treated. ...Read more

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Is there an antibiotic involving six pilld to get rid of gonorrhea/clamydia?

Yes: A zithromax pack is used for these infections and involves six pills over 5 days. Test of cure afterwards should be done to confirm the infection is gone. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of neisseria gonorrhea infection?

What's the best treatment to get rid of neisseria gonorrhea infection?

Be careful please: As of 2010 injectable Ceftriaxone appears to be one of the few effective antibiotics. Because of increasing rates of antibiotic resistance local susceptibility patterns need to be taken into account when deciding on treatment. Many antibiotics that were once effective including penicillin, tetracycline and fluoroquinolones are no longer recommended because of high rates of resistance. Thanks. ...Read more

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I've been tested for gonorrhea, herpes and HIV and the results came back negative. I'm wondering how would I get rid of peeling skin on my penis?

I've been tested for gonorrhea, herpes and HIV and the results came back negative. I'm wondering how would I get rid of peeling skin on my penis?

Not an STD: Welcome to HealthTap. Thanks for your question. None of these STDs (nor any other) cause "peeling skin". Even if one of your STD tests had been positive, it would not explain this symptom. Any number of non-STD skin conditions could be possible. See a clinic or doctor for professional evaluation. Stay relaxed in the meantime; probably it isn't serious. ...Read more

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How long would it take to get rid of gonorreah after taking 1 gram of azymoxilyn and 500 mg of tavanic.?

How long would it take to get rid of gonorreah after taking 1 gram of azymoxilyn and 500 mg of tavanic.?

A long long time...: It might take a long long time to get rid of gonorrhea with those two drugs because over the years, gonorrhea has become resistant to penicillin drugs (amoxicillin is a penicillin) and resistant to fluoroquinilones (tavanic is levofloxacin, a fluoroquinilone). What it really means is that the two antibiotics might not work at all unless the infection is known to be not resistant through lab tests. ...Read more

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How long does it take for gonorrhea treatment to work?

Length of Rx: It depends on the length of the antibiotic rx that is given and whether it is completed properly. Most rx's take one to two weeks of rx. ...Read more

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How long after treatment does it take to heal from chlamydia or gonorrhea and will it be safe to have sex?

How long after treatment does it take to heal from chlamydia or gonorrhea and will it be safe to have sex?

Two weeks: Two weeks after both partners have been treated intercourse is then safe. I always recommend repeating the test after two weeks to confirm that the infection has resolved before having intercourse again. ...Read more