Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Male VD Home Care

Home care for venereal disease in males includes:

  • Avoid sexual intercourse for seven days after treatment is started.
  • Inform your sexual partner that you have venereal disease:
    • Avoid sexual intercourse for seven days after your sexual partner has been treated.
  • Take prescribed antibiotics as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Don't stop taking your medication just because you feel better.
    • If you feel worse, talk to your doctor before you stop your medication.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Male VD Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have venereal disease in males and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Nov 24, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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