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Can you test for stds while treating yeast infection?

Can you test for stds while treating yeast infection?

Yes: Fungal treatment should have no effect on the testing for STD. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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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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How are oral stds tested?

How are oral stds tested?

Exam: Usually oral condylomas are diagnosed by a clinical presentation and possible biopsy ...Read more

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What STDs is Flagyl used to treat?

Trichomonas: It's used to treat trichomonas vaginitis (or urethritis in men). It also treats parasitic infections (amoebiasis, giardiasis) that can sometimes be sexually transmitted. ...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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Diagnosed with urethritis but tested negative for UTI and stds. What other possible causes/treatments?

Diagnosed with urethritis but tested negative for UTI and stds. What other possible causes/treatments?

Ureaplasma or viral: Non-specific urethritis (NSU). These organisms are notoriously difficult to identify. Discuss with your Dr., ureaplasma respond to Erythromycin type of antibiotics. Viral urethritis is treated symptomatically. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can relieve the burning sensation. Probiotics e.g live culture yogurt or lactobacillus may help ...Read more

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Are STDs for common with homosexuality?

Are STDs for common with homosexuality?

Common regardless: Sexually transmitted diseases are common in any individual who is not in a strictly monogomus relationship, has had more than one sexual partner, and has unprotected sexual contact regardless of sexual orientation. ...Read more

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Help please! is chlamydial conjunctivitis treated the same as genital chlamydia infection?

Help please! is chlamydial conjunctivitis treated the same as genital chlamydia infection?

Yes: Oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline, are often used. Eye drops are not effective for this disorder. Treating the genital infection will also treat the eye infection. ...Read more

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Are condoms effective for preventing std's?

Are condoms effective for preventing std's?

To some degree: But remember some stds are spread by any skin-to-infected-skin contact, and others by infected genital secretions. So, unless you wear a whole body condom, there will likely still be some contact with potentially infected skin and secretions and therefore some risk. ...Read more

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How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read more

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Are there risks taking unprescribed antibiotics to treat bacteria infection?

Are there risks taking unprescribed antibiotics to treat bacteria infection?

YES!: All drugs (even common antibiotics) can cause idiosyncratic drug reactions that might make a person ill, so keep that in mind. It is also possible that a specific non-prescribed antibiotic may not cover the specific type of infection, so it is good to have a healthcare provider decide what drug would be best to treat any specific infection. ...Read more

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Can urologists be seen for sexually transmitted infections?

Yes.: Yes. For more serious, HIV hepb, hepc, see an id specialist. ...Read more

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Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Probably not: Neither PID nor any other health problem has ever been documented in the sex partners of men with NGU not due to chlamydia or M. genitalium. Does your partner have PID, or are you just worried concerned about it? If the latter, my advice is to not worry. If PID is suspected, she of course should see her doctor or perhaps an NHS GUM clinic. Otherwise nothing need be done. ...Read more

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How are common stis treated?

How are common stis treated?

DEPENDS: Treatment for each STI is different, some are treated by antibiotics and for others antiviral medications are prescribed . http://www.familyplanning.org.nz/advice/sexually-transmissible-infections/getting-tested-and-treatment ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating bladder infections?

Are there official recommendations for treating bladder infections?

Antibiotics / fluids: The usual treatment for a bladder infection is antibiotics (most often oral) and increased oral fluid intake. A urine culture is often obtained before initiating antibiotics. When the culture result is available, it can confirm the infection and confirm that the antibiotic prescribed is appropriate - or guide the change to an effective antibiotic for the particular bacteria causing the infection. ...Read more

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What antibiotics are effective for treating the dysuria?

What antibiotics are effective for treating the dysuria?

Depends: You must first know whats causing the dysuria. A urine culture may reveal a specific germ & the abx best suited to treat it. If it is soap suds, small kidney stones, failure to take in enough fluids, etc. The abx would be a waste of time. ...Read more

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