How To Treat and Cure Gonorrhea

Several antibiotics can successfully cure gonorrhea in adolescents and adults. However, drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea are increasing in many areas of the world, including the United States, and successful treatment of gonorrhea is becoming more difficult. Because many people with gonorrhea also have chlamydia, another STD, antibiotics for both infections are usually given together. Persons with gonorrhea should be tested for other STDs.
Treatment for uncomplicated gonorrhea consists of antibiotics, including ceftriaxone, cefixime, ciprofloxacin, or ofloxacin for gonorrhea along with azithromycin, doxycycline, or erythromycin for chlamydia.

It is important to take all of the medication as prescribed to cure gonorrhea. Some antibiotics require you to have a full stomach before taking them to avoid nausea and vomiting. These allergic antibiotic include azithromycin, doxycycline and erythromycin. Try also to reduce the antibiotics bad after taste in the mouth by taking it together with a sweet drink like a juice or a sugarly beverage. 
 Although medication will stop the infection, it will not repair any permanent damage done by the disease. People who have had gonorrhea and have been treated can get the disease again if they have sexual contact with persons infected with gonorrhea. If a person’s symptoms continue even after receiving treatment, he or she should return to a doctor to be reevaluated.

Taking your doctors prescription together with a dietary supplement like Aloe vera juice and vitamin C will help you heal faster and boost your immunity. You can also apply aloe vera juice on the infected area for relief.

How gonorrhea is diagnosed

Several laboratory tests are available to diagnose gonorrhea. A doctor or nurse can obtain a sample for testing from the parts of the body likely to be infected (cervix, urethra, rectum, or throat) and send the sample to a laboratory for analysis. Gonorrhea that is present in the cervix or urethra can be diagnosed in a laboratory by testing a urine sample. A quick laboratory test for gonorrhea that can be done in some clinics or doctor’s offices is a Gram stain. A Gram stain of a sample from a urethra or a cervix allows the doctor to see the gonorrhea bacterium under a microscope. This test works better for men than for women.

How gonorrhea can be prevented

  • The surest way to avoid transmission of STDs is to abstain from sexual intercourse, or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected.
  • Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, can reduce the risk of transmission of gonorrhea.
  • Any genital symptoms such as discharge or burning during urination or unusual sore or rash should be a signal to stop having sex and to see a doctor immediately.
  • If a person has been diagnosed and treated for gonorrhea, he or she should notify all recent sex partners so they can see a health care provider and be treated. This will reduce the risk that the sex partners will develop serious complications from gonorrhea and will also reduce the person’s risk of becoming re-infected. The person and all of his or her sex partners must avoid sex until they have completed their treatment for gonorrhea.
  • Check on your sexual partner private parts and pants before sex for any unusual discharges. white pants of gonorrhea infected woman might show stains with yellow, blood stained or green discharges. Other colored pants of a gonorrhea infected man or woman can show white or any other unusual visible color especially in the morning.

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