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Dr. 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

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How long for gonorrhea treatment to exit my system?

Seven days: You should not have sex again until you and your sex partner (s) have completed treatment. If your doctor prescribes a single dose of medication, you should wait seven days after taking the medicine before having sex. If your doctor prescribes a medicine for you to take for seven days, you should wait until you have taken all of the doses before having sex. ...Read more

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How to get rid of gonorhea vagina?

Antibiotics: Gonorrhea is a resistant bacteria, which is sexually transmitted. You need an antibiotic called Rocephin (ceftriaxone). It also travels with Chlamydia frequently. If you have not already been tested, you need to be. In most places the antibiotics you need can be given to you by your doctor, and ER, or the local health department. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was positive to BV BUT TREATMENT Didn't work I still have the watery discharge can gonorrhea cause my swap test to be bv +ve, What nitibiotic to take?

I was positive to BV BUT TREATMENT Didn't work I still have the watery discharge can gonorrhea cause my swap test to be bv +ve, What nitibiotic to take?

Here are some. ..: Since your care for personal concerns has come thus far, it would be most beneficial for you to bring this Q to your treating Doc who has known most about your individual matter. For Doc online at this time, the opinion would sound like shooting a dart to a scraped board. So, work closely with your treating Doc. ...Read more

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I went to a pharmacy to get treated of gonorrhea and the pharmacist directed me to go for herbal treatment rather. That thr is no good drugs for it?

Gonorrhea Treatment: In the summer of 2012, the CDC updated the guidelines again - recommending that all gonorrhea cases be treated with injectable, rather than oral, antibiotics.

If a pharmacist sent you to the herbal section rather than referring you to be tested by a physician or clinic, then they ought to be reported. That is horrifying to me. I do hope you misunderstood. ...Read more

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What is the duration of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia treatment? Is this a 1 day single dose combi or a long term? I.e 1 or 2 weeks?

What is the duration of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia treatment? Is this a 1 day single dose combi or a long term? I.e 1 or 2 weeks?

Depends: Gonorreah is treated with a single dose of antibiotics, usually an intramuscular injection of ceftriaxone (a penicillin derivative). Chlamydia takes longer to kill, but can is often treated with a single dose of azithromycin for convenience, which is an antibiotic that stays in the system for a long period of time ...Read more

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I have both chlamydia and gonorrhea I got treatment already how long before its 100 percent cured? Also when can I have sex again?

I have both chlamydia and gonorrhea I got treatment already how long before its 100 percent cured? Also when can I have sex again?

1 wk after treatment: One week after you and your partner both complete treatment, you can resume sex. You should be cured, assuming you both took your medication exactly as prescribed. If there is any doubt, you can test to confirm you were cured 3 weeks after treatment. Please use condoms going forward, stay mutually monogamous and get full std testing. Check out sexualhealth. Com for educational and testing info. ...Read more

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I received treatment for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea today, the doctor gave me a shot/pills for later. I have an event tonight can I take pills tomorrow?

I received treatment for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea today, the doctor gave me a shot/pills for later. I have an event tonight can I take pills tomorrow?

Medication: It is best to take medication as prescribed, both to optimize your chances of treating an infection and to minimize your chances of transmitting the infection to someone else. ...Read more

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What happens if I have gonorrhea of the throat (looks a lot like strep which I tested negative for), how long would that typically last without treatment?

Needs treatment: Gonorrhea of the throat responds to the same antibiotics as vaginal/cervical gonorrhea but don't count on it to clear up by itself. You need to tell the doctor that it is a possibility and get tested and treated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have gonorrhea of the throat (looks a lot like strep which I tested negative for), how long would that typically last without treatment?

A long time: It can last for weeks or even months. Especially, it can hang around without symptoms and make other people sick. It sounds like you might do well to go back to your physician and ask for a culture on Thayer-Martin media. ...Read more

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How will women know gonorrhea is gone completely after treatment?

Gonorrhea: Your doctor can reculture if there is a concern or doubt about medication compliance or persistence of symptoms. ...Read more

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I am on treatment for gonorrhea, I want to know how will I know if its working.

Take med as directed: If you received an injection of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) (the treatment of choice for Gonorrhea), made sure your partner was treated as well, do not resume sex with partner until at least 7 days after both of you have been treated, and use condoms consistently with sex, you can assume medication worked. Return for retest in 3 months to r/o reinfection. If ur symptoms persist >2wks, return to ur dr. ...Read more

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Both me and my partner have been treated for gonorrhea twice in the past month. I am concerned that the treatment doesn't work. How can I be sure.?

Both me and my partner have been treated for gonorrhea twice in the past month. I am concerned that the treatment doesn't work. How can I be sure.?

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 avoiding sexual contact until re-testing in the form of a gonorrhea culture shows that both parties are negative. There are resistant strains of G.C. brought back from Vietnam by our soldiers that may require a antibiotic change by MD. ...Read more

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Had the standard treatment for gonorrhea and syphilis changed?

Yes: CDC recommends ceftriaxone as standard treatment for gonorrhea, and benzathine penicillin for syphilis. ...Read more

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Is treatment for chlamydia the same as gonorrhea and if not why?

Is treatment for chlamydia the same as gonorrhea and if not why?

Treated together: Chlamydia and gonorrhea are caused by entirely different bacteria and respond best to different antibiotics. However, usually people with either of these STDs are treated for both, since they often occur together. Usually ceftriaxone injection for gonorrhea, plus either azithromcyin or doxycycline for chlamydia. Azithro and doxy also help treat gonorrhea, but are not reliable on their own. ...Read more

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Aftet how many hours are you less contagious of gonorrhea after receiving treatment?

Treating Gonorrhea: Usually you are not contagious 48 hours after you finish your treatment for this common sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Last week I was treated for gonorrhea, today I found a tampon in me that's been there for 2 weeks. Did that make my treatment ineffective?

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't have fevers or rashes, go see your OB-Gyne doc and get some medication. Its hard to say how that affected your GC infection, so get some cultures done, may need retrestment for the gonorrhea, Keflex or Vanco for the staph ...Read more