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Over The Counter Antibiotics For Std

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antibiotics-to-Go May Increase STD Treatment

Providing male STD patients a dose of antibiotics to bring to their partners is more effective than the standard method of instructing the patients to tell their partners to see a doctor for testing and treatment, according to a new study. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HHS Counters With Its Own Sex-Ed Critique

A new federally funded report found inadequacies in nine sex education curricula that teach both abstinence and contraception. The 40-page Health and Human Services (HHS) report is the Bush administration's latest response to Rep. Henry Waxman's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: New Law Allows Doctors to Prescribe Antibiotics for Partners Diagnosed With STDs

A state law that allows for the establishment of a pilot STD program in Baltimore went into effect Sunday. Under the city health department-run program, doctors will be able to write antibiotic prescriptions for partners of persons diagnosed with... Read more »
Ask the Experts

STD and antibiotics

Hi,I'm a man, and a couple of months ago, I received oral sex from an unknown woman. I did not wear a condom. I decided to see a doctor a couples of after, just to make sure, and he noticed that I was kind of stressed, with a possible STD. He...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
No antibiotics treat all STDs. Not all STDs are bacterial in nature. Sometimes doctors choose to treat the more common STDs empirically (like chlamydia and gonorrhea) with one antibiotic. If you are still concerned, give your doc a call and see... Read more »

HIV sores and antibiotics

I know that there is no cure for HIV/AIDS but can the sores people get from HIV be cleared up with antibiotics...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-There are many infections that could cause "sores" in people with HIV/AIDS and many can be cured and almost all can be treated. For example, Herpes virus can cause sores on the genitals or oral area and can be treated with... Read more »

Antibiotic Ointment?

Hi there,A couple days ago I cut my finger at work. When I went to patch myself up, I used some polysporin antibiotic ointment that was in the first aid kit. I put some on a band aid, and didn't think about it until a few days later. I'm...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Ointment does not transmit HIV or hepatitis. Please put your mind at ease. If this sort of experience troubles you, next time squeeze out a tiny amount of the ointment onto a tissue and discard it so that the ointment you apply to yourself will not... Read more »

std

Is ther a over the counter drug to get rid of chlamydia or the clap...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,No, there is no over-the-counter medication to treat these STIs. If you have either, you should seek medical attention (at least for diagnostic testing, if you're not sure).BY... Read more »
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STD ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with my ex girlfriend about 2 months ago.But 2 weeks after sleeping with her,I noticed I had a discharge from my penis.It got worse and I went to my GUM clinic.I was tested for gonnerea and chlymidia and given some antibiotics... Read more »

Frequent urination=STD??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi all,
I have been urinating frequently for about a week now. I would say I have to go about every hour, even during the night. I have no pain or burning sensation when urinating, and I ususally let out a good amount of urine. I was in a... Read more »

Std???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
guess i wouldn't ask, but i saw information that "teeth marks" on my tongue could be indication of an STD. a week after possible exposure i had the penis swab and was found negative of all those, i was also given antibiotics to treat them incase i... Read more »

Low risk? what STD am I facing?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
After 3 weeks from a possible exposure, I have had two instances of clear, pus-like discharge from my penis while I was asleep. The first time would have been about 18 days from the exposure and the second at 24 days. On the first occasion, I just... Read more »