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How to treat Chlamydia and Gonorrhea ?

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Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2012 in Men Sexual Problems
Answered by Dr. Sunil.N 5 hours later

Thanks for your query.

Since you have taken medications for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea , i think there was a confusion regarding the diagnosis.You can go for an Microscopic examination of Discharge and /or the culture and sensitivity of discharge to identify the bacteria.

Both are easily treatable conditions and have to take for prescribed time to get completely cured and have to abstain from sex during the treatment and treating the partner is also important to prevent re- infection.

For Chlamydia :A single dose of Azithromycin or a week of Doxycycline (twice daily) are the most commonly used treatments.Abstain from sexual intercourse for 7 days after single dose antibiotics or until completion of a 7-day course of antibiotics, to prevent spreading the infection to partners.

For Gonorrhea :a single-dose injection of an antibiotic such as ceftriaxone (Rocephin) or a single-dose pill such as cefixime (Suprax) is needed.

Latex male condoms, when used consistently and correctly, can reduce the risk of transmission of chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any follow up queries I will be available to answer them.

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