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Treatment of gonorrhea infection starts with prevention. Preventive measures include seeking regular medical care throughout the lifetime. Regular medical care allows a licensed health care professional to best evaluate the risks of contracting a gonorrhea infection and regularly test for the disease with a simple swab test. These measures greatly increase the chances of diagnosing and curing the disease in its earliest stage 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 gonorrhea or another sexually transmitted disease. Latex condoms also provide some protection when used properly.
Treatment for a gonorrhea infection without complications includes oral antibiotic medication, such as cefixime or ceftriaxone. 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.
A drug for the eyes, such as silver nitrate, is applied to the eyes of a newborn born to a mother with gonorrhea.
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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 'Gonorrhea' 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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