Doctors for Gonococcal Infection in Nathanallur, Kanchipuram
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Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It can infect both men and women and typically affects one or more of the following:
Most new cases of the infection occur in women. Women who are infected with gonorrhea may also transmit the bacteria to their newborns during childbirth. Gonorrhea infections in babies typically affect their eyes.
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 gonococcal infection and DGI typically includes the use of antibiotics. Penicillin was once the primary treatment for gonorrhea, but antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea have made penicillin ineffective for treating this condition. Antibiotics called cephalosporins are often used to treat gonorrhea. Typically, these medications are administered through a vein in your arm, or intravenously, rather than by mouth. Treatment for gonorrhea also involves identifying the source of the infection. If you have gonorrhea, your doctor will ask about your sexual partners. Your partners will need to be tested and treated if they have the infection. This can prevent the spread of the disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
One should use a condom to avoid getting this kind of STD.