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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

Treatment Sexually Transmitted Diseases- ETHOS HEALTH CARE

STD’s are those diseases which are transmitted through sexual activity be it sexual intercourse, oral sex or anal sex. Fear of STD is common among sexually active people. In case both of you are committed to each other, you are obviously safe from STD. But those with multiple partners can never be sure. In this section you can learn about various sexually transmitted diseases.

Diagnosis

It is a good idea to get you tested. This is simple and can save you and your partner from various major problems.  You may consult Skin and VD Specialist. You need not be afraid as you can keep your complete privacy. The testing involves a urinary sample and the swab sample and blood test. On the basis of symptoms and investigations you will get the necessary treatment. In some cases counseling may be required. Inform the doctor if you are pregnant.

The Conditions

Thrush

Thrush is caused by a fungus called candida albicans, located in the skin, mouth and vagina. Both men and women may suffer from this. The transmission is through sexual activity or finger touch with sexual organs. Additional factors can contribute like tight clothes, excess use of cosmetics. Symptoms include irritation or burning, slight pain when urinating and a cream like secretion. Treatment is antifungal cream, pills or pessaries. Homeopathy is very effective in this.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is bacterial infection particularly in young people and it spread through sexual intercourse, anal and oral sex. Symptoms include watery discharge and discomfort in urinating. Treatment involves antibiotics. Homeopathy is good complimentary treatment.

Genital Herpes

There are two types of genital herpes, HSV 1, and HSV 2. One can catch genital herpes by kissing and through sex. Once inside body it may remain dormant in your body for quite some time.  Initial symptoms are similar to cold or flu, irritation in the genital area, discomfort while urinating and sores. Treatment is antiviral medicine. One should wear loose clothing, use ice pack and drink lots of water. Homeopathy is good complimentary treatment.

Genital Warts

Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV.  It can cause warts on the hand or genital area and even condition such as cervical cancer. Therefore cervical screening tests must be done. It is contracted through sex skin contact. Warts usually develop between two weeks to few months. Typical wart looks like bump on the skin. They itch or become inflamed. Treatments include a special cream, surgery, heat or freezing treatment and an injection into warts. Homeopathy has proved highly successful in treating this.

Pubic lice

Pubic lice can be found in hair on the body. They can be contracted through sex and through contact of clothing. They feed on blood.  Symptoms include itching, pricks from bites and inflammation. Usually black powder substance is found in underwear. Treatment includes cream or shampoo or lotion. All clothing and bed sheets must be cleaned regularly and separate. Results of homeopathic treatment are very good.

Gonorrhoea

It is a bacterial infection. It is found in sperm and vaginal fluids. It spread through sexual intercourse, anal and oral sex, and by a pregnant mother to her baby. Symptoms include a white secretion, inflammation, discomfort when urinating and local pain.  It is known for complications like infertility. Antibiotics is the treatment. Homeopathy is very effective in treatment including

Scabies

This can pass through body contact. It is an infection of the skin caused by mites. The mites can be found in genital region, hands, breasts and buttocks. Symptoms include inflammation of the skin and itching which becomes worse after washing. Treatment is a cream or lotion. Response to homeopathy is very good. Regular and separate washing of clothes is required.

Syphilis

Syphilis is an infection bacteria known as treponema pallidum. It is transmitted through sexual intercourse, anal and oral sex, body contact and through blood transfusion. Initial symptoms include painless sores especially in the genital area, which are infectious. There can be flu like symptoms followed by rash and warts. Syphilis if untreated can cause harm to the brain, heart and eyes. Treatment is antibiotics, partners should also be treated. Homeopathy has shown very good results in treatment.

Trichomonas Vaginalis

Trichomonas vaginalis is an infection caused by parasites that is in the urethra and vagina. Symptoms include white secretion, irritation and discomfort when urinating. Antibiotics is the treatment. Homeopathy is good complimentary treatment.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV and AIDS

HIV is an infection that damages the body’s immune system. There is no cure yet though can be treated by Anti Viral Medicines. The infection transmitted through contaminated blood, semen and vaginal fluid. Sexual intercourse, reuse of syringe and placenta are the main route of transmission. Symptoms are varied and range from no symptoms, flu like symptoms to various different conditions. Testing is crucial in HIV. Homeopathy has very good results and helps in living healthy.