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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...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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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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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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