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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Gonorrhea

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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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Any over-the-counter help for someone with neisseria gonorrhea infection?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with neisseria gonorrhea infection?

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 overlook them, there are often more than one std present at a time & all need to be recognized & eliminated. This reduces spread and the life altering complications (ie infertility) involved. Since rx for one std may not eliminate all, get evaluated. ...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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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?

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

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If someone engaged in oral, anal, and normal sex with someone with gonorrhea why do they need to be tested in all areas when the treatment is same?

If someone engaged in oral, anal, and normal sex with someone with gonorrhea why do they need to be tested in all areas when the treatment is same?

Possibly unnecessary: If someone already has a positive test for gonorrhea in one site, "testing in all areas when the treatment is same" is not done routinely and may not be recommended. If someone has engaged in oral, anal and genital "normal sex "and wants to be screened for gonorrhea, sampling all these areas may improve the detection rate and diagnostic accuracy...i.e. reduce the risk of a false negative screen. ...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 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 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.

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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Best antibotic treatment for gonorrhea?

Best antibotic treatment for gonorrhea?

Cephalosporins: Gonorrhea is becoming more resistant to antibiotics that have previously been used for treatment. The cdc came out with new guidelines which recommend oral Cefixime and the injectable antibiotic ceftriaxone. See this link for additional information: http://www. Cdc. Gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/gonorrhea-treatment-guidelines-factsheet. Pdf. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea treatment make my anus itchy?

Can gonorrhea treatment make my anus itchy?

Yes: Places that are healing, especially skin and where skin meets mucous membranes, tend to itch. If that's where your infection was and you're not getting a rash there, then it will settle down in a few days. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is clindamycin effective in treatment of gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea: The CDC Recommends that Gonorrhea (uncomplicated) be treated w injection of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) in addition to oral azithromycin (Zithromax) or Doxycycline (Vibramycin). Clindaymcin might be used in combination with other antibiotic for PID - but it would not be a good choice as a solo agent in treatment of Gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Hi I got tested positive for gonorrhea and had treatment on friday. I am now having the runs is this normal?

Hi I got tested positive for gonorrhea and had treatment on friday. I am now having the runs is this normal?

Could be treatment: The antibiotics to treat gonorrhea can cause loose stools or diarrhea. If the diarrhea persists or becomes bloody, let your physician know immediately. ...Read more

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Is doxycycline a treatment for gonorrhea?

Is doxycycline a treatment for gonorrhea?

No: Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is the treatment of choice for GC. Doxycycline is recommended in addition.
(recent CDC recommendation) ...Read more

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I have a bacterial std. Is cephalexin good treatment for an STD like gonorrhea?

I have a bacterial std. Is cephalexin good treatment for an STD like gonorrhea?

GC resistant to CEPH: Cephalexin is not used these days for treatment of gonorrhea.
You need to be checked and treated by your doctor or a clinic. You need to be examined and culture taken for gonorrhea and chlamydia or dna probe test done on discharge or urine test
2014 guidelines for treating gonorrhea
one injection of ceftraxone250mgm or 400mgmof Cefixime orally
and 2 grms of azithromycine as it will treat chlamydia. ...Read more

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I have being infected with gonorrhea for a week and I have no money for treatment. How long will it take before it becomes complicated please?

Many cities or: Counties have free STD clinics. Please check on what resources are availabe whereever you live. ...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 options exist for the effective treatment of a life-threatening multi-drug resistant strain of n. gonorrhea?

No such thing: There is concern that multi-drug resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae (the gonorrhea bacteria) could evolve in the future, but it hasn't happened yet. When it does, there probably will still be some reliable treatment options. Although this may be a serious public health concern someday, for now you needn't worry about it, especially in North America and western Europe. ...Read more

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What options exist for the effective treatment of a life-threatening multi-drug resistant strain of n. gonorrhea?

What options exist for the effective treatment of a life-threatening multi-drug resistant strain of n. gonorrhea?

No such thing: Duplicate question, same answer: Multi-drug resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae (the gonorrhea bacteria) may evolve in the future, but it hasn't happened yet. When it does, there probably will still be some reliable treatment options. Although this may be a serious public health concern someday, for now you needn't worry about it, especially in North America and western Europe. ...Read more