Treatment for Gonorrhea

The treatments for gonorrhea have two primary aims. One is to of course, treat the person with the infection. The second is to determine how many people have been exposed to the infected person, locate them and treat them as well.

Antibiotics are the most common way to treat the different strains of gonorrhea. Fluroquinines are the family of drugs used to treat gonorrhea. If a pregnant woman is diagnosed with gonorrhea, she is sometimes prescribed a shot instead of pills. When pregnant, it is important to rule out gonorrhea by testing because the mother will pass on the infection to the baby, in the birth canal. Sometimes immediately medication is provided by way of eye drops.

There are even drug resistant strains which sometimes makes the treatment of gonorrhea difficult. It is important to complete the dose of antibiotics though it may seem like you are cured. The treatment of gonorrhea deals with the bacteria. But it cannot repair any permanent damage it may have caused. Therefore, you should treat it before you arrive at the stage of PID. Arthritis and meningitis are also late stage complications of untreated gonorrhea.

It is also important to keep in mind that while you are being treated for an STD, you should avoid sexual intercourse altogether. It is also necessary to tell your partner or your significant other that you are being treated for an STD so that he or she can also get the testing done.