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GONORRHEA: SYMPTOMS, TREATMENTS AND HOME REMEDIES

Gonorrhea is one of the most common yet dangerous sexually transmitted diseases in the world. It affects both men and women in diverse ways and can also affect unborn babies. Gonorrhoea has been in the system for hundreds of years now and is transmitted by the bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

CAUSES:

  • One of the major transmitters of gonorrhea is having unprotected sex with an infected partner.
  • It can also be caused by sexual contacts via the mouth(oral sex), vagina, penis or anus with an infected person
  • Gonorrhoea can also be transferred by an infected mother to her unborn child during the time of delivery.

Late detection of gonorrhea can lead to severe inflammatory diseases or infections. Gonorrhoea also affects body parts such as the Mouth, Eyes, Throat, Rectum, Vagina etc.

NB: The gonorrhea bacteria cannot survive for more than 3 seconds outside the body. That is why it is very difficult for one to acquire the diseases from external sources such as water, food or using the same toilet seat.

 

SYMPTOMS:

Symptoms of gonorrhea are different in men, women, and children. While others are lucky to have visible signs of the disease, others do not see any visible sign at all, which is more dangerous. Due to the huge chance of the bacterium spreading through them and infecting their partners as well.

 

SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN SYMPTOMPS IN MEN SYPTOMS IN BABIES
Irritation, itching, and burning of the vagina and cervix Swelling of the penis opening Irritation of the mucous membranes of the eyes
Thick yellow or green discharge from the vagina Thick and yellow discharge from the penis
Spotting between periods Burning and irritation while urinating
Pain while sexual intercourse Swollen and tender testicles
Urge to urinate often Increase in frequency of urination
Abdominal Pain Continues sore throat
Inflammation of the cervix

 

Symptoms of rectal or oral gonorrhea include rectal discharge or rectal pain as well as a severe sore throat. Gonorrhea symptoms usually occur between two to fourteen days just after coming in contact with an infected person. Late treatment may also result in prostate cancer and meningitis.

 

MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR GONORRHEA:

One of the most effective treatments for gonorrhea is the use of antibiotics which includes the use of either azithromycin or doxycycline accompanied with ceftriaxone injections. 
Make sure to follow the prescriptions by the doctor and you do not miss out on any. Missing out on one can cause future recurrence of the disease and can be dangerous to the health.

HOME REMEDIES FOR TREATING GONORRHEA:

Garlic

One important active ingredient of garlic, allicin is a popular home remedy for gonorrhea. You can add it to your daily diets for easier consumption. You can also chew it raw or treat yourself with the extracted juice which boosts the strength of your immune system.

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is a strong detoxifier that helps to relieve pain and treating inflammatory diseases. Just mix some cups of epsom water to your bath water and relax for 30 minutes after bathing. This will help cleanse the mucous membranes that have been affected by gonorrhea or other STI’s.

Aloe Vera

The use of aloe vera helps to cure diverse disease. Its a unique herbal treatment on its own. Due to the resistant of gonorrhea to many drugs these days, some doctors also herbalists recommend aloe vera as an alternative option for the treatment of the disease and has helped in removing the bacteria and also lowering severe inflammation.

Apple Cider Vinegar

The apple cider vinegar is a diverse mixture that treats numerous diseases and illness. This mixture contains an antimicrobial and antibacterial which is used to directly treat gonorrhea. It can be consumed directly or mixed with bathing water. It helps to eliminate the bacteria and to also prevent further spreading of the bacteria as it helps to reduce pain and inflammation.

   HOME REMEDIES FOR TREATING GONNORHEA

    

Aloe vera                                                                                Garlic

 

                                 

Apple cider vinegar                                                    Epsom salt                                                        

PREVENTION:

Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections are easier than treating them when it occurs. Like we all know, prevention is much more better than cure.

Here are few basic precautions you can follow to avoid the risk of getting gonorrhea or other STI’S:

1. Practice safer sex

  • Be responsible for avoiding sexual contacts with an uninfected person if you are seeing or experiencing a sign of the disease.
  • Have one sexual partner at a time. You stand a stand of getting the disease when you have several sexual partners
  • Talk with your partner about STI’s before having sexual intercourse. this is to make sure you are both safe.

 

2. Use Condoms

Using condoms highly reduces your risks of having an STI like gonorrhea, HIV or Chlamydia. Both you and your partner can use it before having sex to prevent the transfer of the bacteria.

Let us spread the awareness of gonorrhea and other STI’s to prevent them from spreading.

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Updated: December 8, 2017 — 2:25 pm

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  1. great content!thanks for the information!!

    1. Santosh, am happy to know you found my information useful and great.
      Thanks for taking the time to pass by.
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