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Treatment of urethritis starts with prevention. Preventive measures include seeking regular medical care throughout a lifetime. Regular medical care allows a health care professional to best evaluate the risks of contracting urethritis due to a sexually transmitted disease and regularly test for these diseases with a simple swab test. These measures greatly increase the chances of catching and curing the sexually transmitted diseases and urethritis in their earliest stages before serious complications occur.
Other preventive measures include abstaining from sexual activity or having sex only within a mutually monogamous relationship in which neither partner is infected with urethritis or a sexually transmitted disease. Latex condoms also provide some protection when used properly.
Avoiding substances that can irritate the urethra and genital area is also important for people who are sensitive to particular substances. These can include specific spermicides, soaps, detergents, perfumes and lotions.
Treatment of urethritis that is caused by a bacterial sexually transmitted disease includes oral antibiotic medication, such as azithromycin, doxycycline or erythromycin. It is also important to abstain from sexual activity until the infection is cured and to treat all sexual partners, even if they have no symptoms.
The following treatments are listed for Urethritis in our knowledge base:
Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Urethritis may include:
Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Urethritis:
More causes: not all possible causes for Urethritis are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Urethritis.
Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.
The following list of conditions have 'Urethritis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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