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Over The Counter Treatment For Gonorrhea
Hi, is there anyway of getting treatment for gonorrhea without having to see a doctor? (Over the counter medicine, ordering online, etc)
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Treating Gonorrhea: Usually you are not contagious 48 hours after you finish your treatment for this common sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more
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
I've just finished treatment for gonorrhea (abx shot, 10days worth of abx in pills), when do I stop being contagious? Or have I stopped already?
You probably are no: Longer infectious but can acquire the infection again. Are your symptoms gone? If not, watch out. ...Read more
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
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
Gonorrhea: Your doctor can reculture if there is a concern or doubt about medication compliance or persistence of symptoms. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Can PID keep developing after gonorrhea treatment was finished successfully? How is it diagnosed?
Possible: PID should not progress if it was treated "successfully". ...Read more