Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection known to a lot of us as “clap.” It is brought on by a bacterium known as Neisseria that has the capability to survive in damp and warm areas of the human body, like the mouth area, anal area, urethra and cervix, and increase in numbers extremely fast.

The signs and symptoms

As soon as someone gets infected with gonorrhea, this individual may not display any kind of symptom initially. Gonorrhea signs and symptoms are often mild and they appear after approximately 2 or 3 days since initial exposure to the bacterium. Few of the most typical indications of gonorrhea are fever, painful sensation in the mid-section, vomiting, and pain when having sexual intercourse.

In males, there can be some additional warning signs of gonorrhea which include yellowish or brownish discharge from their penises, and/or unpleasant or burning discomfort when having urination. If not treated, the infection can get to the prostate and can result in sterility.

In females, the typical symptoms of gonorrhea consist of painful sensation the lower abdomen section, strange colored discharge from the vagina, discomfort or fiery sensation whenever urinating, irregular or abnormal bleeding, vaginal irritation or itching, etc. If not dealt with, the infection can reach the other areas of the reproductive system and harm the ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes. This could end up in pelvic inflammatory disease or PID.

Tests

You must get tested for gonorrhea the moment the symptoms show. Gonorrhea testing can help identify how terrible the infection has become and learn what the best treatment method to use.

Visit a doctor or the closest health facility to get tested for gonorrhea.

Treatment method

Since gonorrhea is attributable to bacteria; the treatment for gonorrhea is normally antibiotics. There are several types of antibiotics prescribed by doctors to gonorrhea patients, and it is best that you check with a doctor to understand which kind of treatment is the most suited for you.

As an alternative, you can look at homemade treatment options for gonorrhea. These are natural substances that can help eliminate the bacterial infection.

Barley is believed to offer relief to the pains suffered by gonorrhea patients. By taking it together with fresh fruits, oats, and drinking plenty of water, a patient’s physical distress may be eased to some extent.

There are also herbal remedies that gonorrhea patients might want to try out Shata Dhouta Ghrita, Babool leaves, Saribadyarishta, Virddadadaru, Guduchi, Bala or Beejbanda are also reported to be efficient in the treatment of gonorrhea.