Using Antibiotics For Treating Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

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Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are two sexually transmitted diseases that may affect both men and women. Chlamydia, which is more common than gonorrhea, is estimated to affect 5% of the population in the US. Both STDs can have long-term health complication if left untreated such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID, damages in the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes for women, chronic pain and sometimes, even sterility. Fortunately, antibiotics gonorrhea Chlamydia may be used to treat these STDs.

Symptoms of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in women:

  • Greenish or yellowish vaginal discharges
  • Painful urination
  • Painful intercourse

Symptoms of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in men:

  • Greenish or yellowish penile discharges
  • Swollen or painful testicles
  • Burning sensation during urination

Both men and women may experience sore throat if they are performed oral sex to a person afflicted with gonorrhea and anal infection if they had anal sex with a person  infected person by gonorrhea.

Prevention is always better than cure, which is why it is advisable to use protection during sexual intercourse, particularly if you have multiple sex partners. If you have been infected with one STD, you might also be exposed to others. If you get a positive reading for Chlamydia, consider being tested for other STDs as well such as syphilis or HIV.

If you suspect that you have been infected by any of these STDs, it is important to undergo testing to determine the specific cause of the symptoms and seek treatment right away. Normally, treatment includes a cycle of antibiotics gonorrhea Chlamydia. Although over-the-counter medicines do not reverse the internal damages caused by both Chlamydia and gonorrhea, they can certain help relieve the symptoms.

Below are some of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics gonorrhea Chlamydia treatments:

  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Penicillin
  • Levofloxacin
  • Cefixine
  • Ofloxacin

While these types of antibiotics gonorrhea Chlamydia can help ease the symptoms of both condition, there is a higher chance of getting repeated attacks. The reason for this is that, certain bacteria develop resistance from antibiotics over time, making it difficult to treat the condition with the same medication.

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Tina Lee-Almazar | Tinaciouslee

Tina Lee-Almazar is a writer and editor based in the Philippines. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from Centro Escolar University in Manila. She started out as a production associate at ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network in 2004 before transitioning to creative writing in 2006. Her years of experience as a writer resulted in having considerable knowledge in a variety of writing fields. When she’s not surrounding herself with pretty things or discussing herself in the third person, Tina watches funny cat videos all day.

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