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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)

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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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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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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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