How To Treat Different Types Of STDs; Here is Everything You Need to Know about STDs treatments in Nigeria and beyond
Knowing how to treat different types of STDs is pretty ok, but don’t ever try to treat a sexually transmitted disease or infection yourself. It is very dangerous, the diseases could be contagious and deadly. You are advised to see a doctor immediately. In this article, we are sharing the ideas for you to know the kind of treatment you’re to expect from your doctor.
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Although, typical Bacterial STDs can be cured with specific antibiotics if you begin the treatment early enough.
But Viral STDs (like HIV) cannot be cured yet but can be managed with medications which will also help suppress the symptoms.
Even though a vaccine against Hepatitis B is available, it won’t work if you already have the disease.
Once you are prescribed antibiotics to treat a specific STD, it is very necessary that you take all of the drug prescribed, even when the symptoms go away. Also, never take someone else’s medication to treat your infection; it will make it worse.
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How To Treat Different Types Of STDs
・Gonorrhea and Chlamydia
Gonorrhea and chlamydia are bacterial STIs that can be cured with antibiotics, either orally or by injection.
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia often occur together, people who have just one of them are usually treated for both by their doctor. Sexual partners should be treated for the infection at the same time.
Genital herpes eruptions can always be treated with antiviral drugs. This medication should help in limiting the length and asperity of subsequent outbreaks, but it definitely won’t cure the infection.
Additionally, daily suppressive therapy with the use of antiviral medication for herpes can totally reduce the chances of transmission to partners.
Pregnant women should be very careful when they get the infection because they can easily transmit the infection to their baby during childbirth.
Women who got the virus during pregnancy are at a higher risk of transmitting it to their baby. If the doctor notices a pregnant woman has the outbreak in the labor room, then she is advised to have a cesarean section (C-section) to protect her child from contracting the virus during childbirth.
・Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Someone who has an HPV infection can never be cured, well at least not yet. However, HPV infection can totally be prevented with vaccination. Furthermore, your doctor should be able to treat genital warts caused by the virus.
There is no specific treatment for genital warts. Most genital warts might totally disappear without any treatment, so your doctor may decide to do nothing but to give it time.
Although, you will still be able to transmit it to sex partners because the disease is still in you. To treat genital warts, you have various options. You can freeze warts by applying the specific medication directly to them, your doctor will help with that.
If they don’t respond then surgery may be necessary to remove them. But still keep in mind that after the surgery, you still have the infection, and you can still give it to others.
If spotted during the early stages, typically within the first year of infection, the disease can easily be treated with just a singular intramuscular injection of antibiotic.
When someone is being treated for syphilis, you are advised to not be sexually active until the sores caused by the bacteria are absolutely healed, so you won’t transmit it to other people.
If you didn’t spot the infection on time or you didn’t go for treatment immediately, much longer treatment with antibiotics may be substantial.
If you have no idea about the infection and it progresses even further, it will potentially cause death.
Generally, antibiotics can stop the infection from getting worse, but they can’t do much if the damage has already occurred.
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Bacterial vaginosis can easily be treated with antibiotics, typically metronidazole or clindamycin. Although, male sexual partners of women with the disease do not need to be treated. Treatment of male partners doesn’t reduce any risk of recurrence.
Treatment during pregnancy is highly recommended, mainly for women at high risk for preterm labor or having a low birthweight baby.
Trichomoniasis can be easily be treated with a single dose of an antibiotic, typically metronidazole or tinidazole, taken orally.
Though the disease usually reoccurs, so it is very necessary to make sure that you and your sexual partner are treated immediately when diagnosed with this infection.
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) affects the liver and may cause abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Normally the infection should go on its own without any treatment.
But in rear cases, however, a person might experience lasting damage to their livers or may have uncompromising nausea and vomiting that they need to be admitted to the hospital.
・Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
This can cause a prolong infection but can be well treated with antiviral medications. People with HBV infection are advised to see a liver specialist with lots of experience treating people with chronic liver disease.
You also need to be careful not to transmit the virus to your sexual partner if not, the sexual partner might have to receive hepatitis B vaccine, that’s if they are not already immune.
・Hepatitis C Virus
This can cause immediate illness, either infecting the liver or more typically a silent, chronic infection. Like hepatitis B, individuals may have a prolonged infection and will always be at risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners. Although treatments are available that can suppress the infection in most cases.
There is no cure for HIV/AIDS yet. However, current research into new treatments and medications has totally ameliorated outcomes for people living with the disease.
A combination of specific antiretroviral drugs can be prescribed in a highly active antiretroviral therapy to suppress and control the virus, promote a very healthy immune system, make people living with the virus live longer lives and completely reduce the risk of transmission.