Gonorrhea Treatment in Singapore: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted illness. It causes pain with urination and other symptoms. It is treatable, but if untreated can lead to sterility.
Gonorrhea can be treated with antibiotics. Often, a combination of more than one antibiotic is used, to ensure that the bacteria are all killed. There are both injectable antibiotics (given by an injection in the clinic) and oral antibiotics (that you take over several days at home in the form of pills).
Unfortunately, the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria that cause gonorrhea have been showing high levels of resistance to current antibiotic treatment. This means that the usual treatments may not work anymore, as the bacteria are able to defend themselves against the medications.
While being treated for gonorrhea, the person is still able to infect others with the bacteria. In order to avoid this, it’s recommended that the patient abstain from having any type of sex (oral, vaginal, or anal) with someone else until at least one week after the course of antibiotics is completed.
While you are being treated for gonorrhea, your partner should also be treated, even if he or she has no symptoms. Otherwise, if your partner has become infected, then he or she may give it back to you later. To prevent this, it’s best to treat both partners at the same time, to completely get rid of the gonorrhea. Some clinics will even give you prescriptions for enough medicine for both of you, and you give your partner the necessary antibiotics, so that your partner doesn’t have to visit the clinic. (Not all providers are comfortable with this; some will prefer to see your partner themselves.)
If you’ve had many partners during the period when you were contagious, then they should all receive treatment. If you’re not comfortable contacting your partners, many clinics can contact them for you. They will simply alert that person that they need to visit a clinic to be tested for sexually transmitted infections; they won’t reveal your name or your diagnosis without your permission. However, it’s important that you be honest and provide the contact information for all of your partners. Because gonorrhea may not have symptoms, your partners may be spreading the infection to others without their knowledge. Contacting your partners so they can be tested and treated protects them as well as their other partners, and is the only possible way to reduce the spread of gonorrhea.