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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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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