Venereal Disease Treatment
Treatment for a venereal disease depends on the underlying cause, viral or bacterial. Treatment for a venereal disease often includes antibiotics or an antiviral medication. Sexual partners should also be evaluated by a doctor and treated.
Treatment for venereal disease may include:
- Antibiotics for venereal disease:
- Selection of an antibiotic depends on the type of bacteria that is causing the infection.
- Ceftriaxone (Rocephin)
- Cefixime (Suprax)
- Azithromycin (Zithromax)
- Erythromycin ethylsuccinate (E.E.S.)
- Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
- Metronidazole (Flagyl)
- Antivirals for venereal disease:
- Acyclovir (Zovirax)
- Famciclovir (Famvir)
- Valacyclovir (Valtrex)
- Selection of an antiviral depends on the type of virus that is causing the infection.
- Avoid intercourse until after antibiotic treatment is completed.
- Sexual partners should be evaluated by a doctor and treated:
- Re-infection is common if sexual partners are not treated.
- Avoid sexual intercourse until sexual partner is treated.
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Venereal Disease Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of venereal disease.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- Am I contagious?
- For how long?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How do I avoid passing the infection to others?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having venereal disease again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Venereal Disease Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat venereal disease:
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