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Treatment for gonorrhea: home remedies and signs of improvement

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Treatment for gonorrhea: home remedies and signs of improvement
Treatment for gonorrhea: home remedies and signs of improvement

Treatment of gonorrhea usually involves the use of antibiotics such as Azithromycin in tablets or Ceftriaxone in injection to eliminate the bacteria that causes the disease from the body, and it is important that the treatment is done according to the doctor's recommendation for prevent bacterial resistance.

In addition, it is recommended that the treatment is carried out by the couple, that sexual relations are avoided during treatment and that the treatment is carried out until the end, because in most cases gonorrhea is asymptomatic, and, therefore, this, even with the disappearance of any signs or symptoms of infection that may be present, does not necessarily mean that the bacteria has been eliminated.Learn how to identify gonorrhea.

Remedy for Gonorrhea

Treatment for gonorrhea is done with antibiotics, such as Azithromycin, Ceftriaxone or Ciprofloxacin, for example, which should be recommended and used according to medical advice. In the most severe cases, the bacteria can reach the bloodstream, generating sepsis. In these cases, it is necessary for the person to stay in the hospital to receive antibiotics directly into the vein.

During treatment for gonorrhea, it is important for a person to avoid sexual intercourse until completely cured. To be sure of a definitive cure for gonorrhea, the person should have gynecological, urological or blood tests again at the end of treatment to confirm that the infection is no longer present.

Furthermore, it is also essential that the sexual partner(s) be treated with antibiotics, even if there are no symptoms, as there is a risk of transmitting the bacteria responsible for the disease to other people, in addition to there is a risk of re-contaminating the person who has already been treated.

In some regions in Brazil, the use of some antibiotics, mainly Ciprofloxacin, is no longer recommended due to the increase in bacterial resistance to this antibiotic. In addition, the use of Ciprofloxacin is not recommended for people under 18 years of age, and the doctor should indicate the use of some other antibiotic.

How to treat antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea

Some people are infected with a stronger, more difficult-to-control version of gonorrhea. This is an evolution of the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae that is normally not eliminated with basic treatment, requiring a combination of antibiotics or an increase in the duration of their use. See how antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea should be treated.

Home treatment

Home treatment for gonorrhea should only complement the treatment with antibiotics indicated by the doctor and can be done with Echinacea tea, for example, as this medicinal plant has antibiotic and immunostimulating properties, helping to eliminate bacteria and to strengthen the immune system.

To make this tea, just add 2 teaspoons of echinacea root or leaves in 500 ml of boiling water, let it rest for 15 minutes, strain and drink the tea about 2 times a day. Discover other home remedies for gonorrhea.

Signs of improvement and worsening of gonorrhea

Signs of improvement in gonorrhea include lessening of pain or burning when urinating, disappearance of yellowish-white pus-like discharge, and reduction of sore throat in case of oral intercourse. However, even if symptoms begin to subside and disappear, it is important that treatment continues as directed by your doctor.

Signs of worsening gonorrhea appear when treatment is not started soon after symptoms appear or when treatment is not carried out as directed by the doctor and include increased pain or burning when urinating, as well as increased yellowish-white, pus-like discharge, vaginal bleeding in women, onset of fever, pain and swelling of the testicles in men, and joint pain.

Possible complications

Complications of gonorrhea occur when treatment is not done correctly and include infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes and abdominal cavity, as well as inflammation of the epididymis in men, which can result in infertility.

In addition, the bacteria that cause gonorrhea can spread through the bloodstream and infect other parts of the body, including the joints.

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