Gonococcal Infection is a sexually transmitted infection that infects both men and women. Usually the infected areas include the cervix, throat, rectum and also the urethra. Thick discharge from both penis and vagina are the common symptoms here. Alongside one would also experience trouble and burning sensation when urinating and itching along with painful bowel movements.
HOW IS GONOCOCCAL INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
Tests for gonorrhea typically involve taking a sample, or culture, from the infected area. Cultures for testing can be obtained from:
• the blood
• a skin lesion
• fluid from the joints
• the cervix
• the throat
• the anus
• the urethra
HOW IS GONOCOCCAL INFECTION TREATED?
Treatment for this problem includes using antibiotics like cephalosporins. However, it is also advised to avoid sex and prevent STI in the future if you are suffering from the same. Also, one should maintain good hygiene, wear clean underwear and also use topical ointments like aloe vera to soothe the itching and irritation.
DID YOU KNOW?
Remember that recurring cases of Gonococcal Infection can actually cause permanent damage to your organs.