Lymphogranuloma Venereum Treatment
Treatment for lymphogranuloma venereum includes warm compresses, antibiotics, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Surgery may be required to treat severe cases of lymphogranuloma venereum.
Treatment for lymphogranuloma venereum includes:
- Warm compresses
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Antibiotics for lymphogranuloma venereum:
- Doxycycline (Bio-Tab, Doxy, Doryx, Vibramycin, Vibra-Tabs)
- Erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Eryc, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin)
- Incision and drainage for abscesses in the groin
Incision and drainage includes:
- The skin is sterilized using rubbing alcohol or an antibacterial soap.
- A local anesthetic is injected into the tissues surrounding the abscess.
- An incision is made with a scalpel.
- Pus is drained from the abscess.
- The abscess cavity is flushed clean.
- In some cases, a rubber drain or a strip of sterile gauze is packed inside the abscess cavity.
- The gauze or drain placed inside the abscess cavity is usually removed 24-36 hours later.
Lymphogranuloma Venereum Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat lymphogranuloma venereum:
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