Treatment for chlamydia gonorrhea
Many infectious diseases have a negative impact on people’s health. Particular attention, I want to give gonorrhea and chlamydia. How does the infection occur? The danger that these diseases and the consequences of invasion bear, we consider in this article.
What do we know about gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is classified as a venereal disease. Her pathogen is the gonococcus. The disease spreads exclusively sexually. When infected with gonococcus, the mucous membrane of the genitals is affected. In the people, the disease is often called gonorrhea and overturn.
Random sex life, the main cause of infection. Infection of children occurs during childbirth. If the mother is found to have gonorrhea, 30% of the 100 that the baby will become infected.
Gonorrhea does not have such destructive effects as syphilis, but the disease is often the main cause of male and female infertility.
Symptoms of the disease
Many mistakenly believe that only the organs of the genitourinary system affect gonococcal infection, but the disease also affects other parts of the body:
- A mucous eye;
- Mucous of the mouth;
- In more rare cases, joints, heart, and other organs.
The most dangerous is the asymptomatic course of the disease. It is called latent – this is when a healthy person had sexual contact with a carrier of gonorrhea but does not experience the corresponding symptoms after that. Such a course of the disease is dangerous for women in a state of pregnancy since, during childbirth, an infant can become infected.
In women infected with gonococcus, in 50-70 cases out of 100, unpleasant sensations do not appear. This greatly complicates the diagnosis of the disease. The woman has complications in the form of infertility, perihepatitis. It is also possible that an ectopic pregnancy occurs.
The main symptoms that are observed in the weaker sex are:
- Pain in the lower abdomen;
- In the process of urination, pain occurs;
- Strong secretions that have a specific, unpleasant odor.
Most often, women who become infected with men who have an asymptomatic disease are exposed to infection.
The danger of gonorrhea is that, from an infectious focus, the pathogen spreads through the blood and lymphocytes to other organs of the human body. Because of what can arise: purulent arthritis, a rash on the skin, septicemia, etc.
In addition to inflammatory processes in the organs of the pelvic region, a gonococcal infection can affect the rectum, pharynx, and conjunctiva of the eyes. For its treatment use:
If you do not treat the disease, and do not fight its effects, gonorrhea can become chronic. Self-medication can be dangerous to the health of the patient, so do not neglect the reference to the doctor. Only a specialist can correctly diagnose and prescribe the appropriate treatment for gonococcal infection.
Gonorrhea with chlamydia requires the use of additional diagnostic tools.
Features of chlamydial infection
Chlamydia – a disease is no less dangerous if you compare it with gonorrhea. Its causative agent is chlamydia; it can irreparably disrupt the reproductive functions of both men and women. The consequences of infection can be:
- Pathological manifestations in the course of pregnancy and during childbirth;
- The occurrence of complications in the mother and baby after childbirth.
Infection is able to affect the female organs (ovaries, cervical canal, and fallopian tubes), which causes infertility. Even if a woman infected with chlamydia, could become pregnant, this is not an excuse to breathe a sigh of relief. Chlamydial infection adversely affects the development of the child, contributes to the emergence of inflammatory processes that are dangerous and in childbirth cause serious complications, both in the mother and the baby.
At risk, there are young, unmarried women who do not have regular sexual partners, and girls are 15-19 years old.
Chlamydia in pregnant women can cause the occurrence of perinatal pathology by such indicators:
- Low weight of baby;
- Increased chances of death;
- Opening the fetus before time;
- The appearance of labor before the term.
Postpartum complications are manifested:
- The mother has endometritis;
- The child – chlamydial conjunctivitis, sepsis.
Treatment of chlamydial infection in pregnant women and children is carried out with the help of antibiotics, a group of macrolides:
Nevertheless, it is worth noting that it is dangerous to engage in self-medication. Treatment should be carried out strictly according to the doctor’s prescription and under his supervision.
To identify chlamydia in a timely manner and to take preventive measures, it is necessary:
To pass or take place inspection on C.trachomatis.
Pregnant women are recommended to undergo an examination at an early age.
To avoid reinfection in a pregnant woman, it is necessary to examine both a woman and her man and, if an infection is found, both of them undergo a course of treatment.
To prevent chlamydial conjunctivitis in a child, you should use erythromycin ointment for prevention.
Timely detection of the disease and the passage of treatment will avoid the negative consequences of chlamydia and the development of chronic disease.