Gonorrhea is classified as a classic disease that is transmitted sexually (venereal diseases). The main causative agent of gonorrhea is gonococcus. This disease affects the urethra, cervix, rectum, larynx and eyes. At the time of passing through the birth can there is a chance of infection of the child and development of gonococcal conjunctivitis.
The main way of infection with gonorrhea occurs through sexual penetration into the vagina or rectum. Also, there is a chance of getting infected at the time of oral sex. There is a percentage probability of gonorrhea infection by the domestic route.
How exactly can you get gonorrhea?
The highest probability of infection with gonorrhea is unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse. Here, the percentage of infected with this disease is fifty percent. At the time of oral sex, the percentage of transmission of infection is much lower. The incubation period of gonorrhea in women is 5-10 days; in men - 2-5 days. As we mentioned in the beginning, a pregnant woman infected with gonorrhea during childbirth can reward her child with this infection. Infected babies may begin to suffer from problems associated with mucosal eye disease, and the girl is even likely to get infected with genital organs. By the way, according to research, it was proved that more than sixty percent of newborns with blindness were infected with gonorrhea.
Infection by household means also have the right to exist, but are extremely rare. First of all, this is due to the fact that being out of the human body, the virus of gonorrhea quickly perishes, and for complete infection it is necessary to get a significant number of pathogens of gonorrhea. It is the household way of infection that the body does not get enough of the causative agents of gonorrhea. So visiting public toilets, baths, swimming in the pool and common utensils is not the cause of the infection by domestic means.
Gonorrhea is a venereal disease that can most often be transmitted even by a simple touch of the genitals, rather than by sitting on the toilet bowl. But all the same it is not necessary to relax, because the probability of infection through life, although small, but there, so you should be extremely careful, without even entering into sexual intercourse with an untried partner.
The main ways of transmission are gonorrhea by the way of life and ways of fighting infection.
As a rule, most women often do not even suspect that they are carriers of gonorrhea. This, in the first place, is due to the fact that they can not feel any unpleasant sensations and symptoms that directly indicate the presence of infection. Only about thirty percent of infected women face symptoms such as mucopurulent discharge from the vaginal area and pain at the time of urination. There are cases when the diagnosis of patients can reveal inflammation on the sex glands.
By the way, the curious fact is that to get infected by a way not related to sexual intercourse, and through everyday life, the woman has the most probability. And this is despite the fact that cases of gonorrhea infection through this method are very rare.
Most often, infection occurs through one or another contact with objects of domestic life. Namely: general washcloths, towels, underwear, bed linens, intimate hygiene products, etc.
If there is a suspicion and symptoms of gonorrhea, an infected person is strictly forbidden to practice self-treatment. This is due to the fact that gonorrhea is a very serious and dangerous for the body disease, which at the time of improper treatment can easily go into a chronic. At the time of the disease, you must carefully and carefully follow the rules of personal hygiene and always after going to the toilet to wash your hands.
Treatment of gonorrhea is limited to taking antibiotics. At the initial stage, one-time use of antibiotics is enough.
For sick people, doctors strongly recommend consuming a large amount of liquid, refusing to eat spicy food and alcohol.