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Are there any OTC medications that can treat urethritis? Preferably ones that can be bought from pharmaceutical stores like CVS, Walgreens, etc.
No OTC treatment: There are no OTC medications effective against urethritis. At your age of 17, and assuming you are sexually active, urethritis means STD -- gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). You need professional examination, diagnostic tests, and treatment with prescription antibiotics. Do it ASAP; every day you delay increases the chance of serious complications. Good luck! ...Read more
Here are some...: If the urethritis-related symptoms persist after supposedly adequate treatment, it is time for re-evaluation to assure if the original diagnosis & care were proper. If not, redirect/modify the care. How to get these done correctly? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Contact me. Best wish to health... ...Read more
Find cause: Unless it's from eating hot peppers, you probably are sharing an infection and will both need to be treated. His treating physician will probably ask him to bring you in. Don't be scared. This is common. Best wishes. ...Read more