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STD and STI Tablets & Medications

STD and STI Tablets and Medications

Help with Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STDs and STIs are common amongst patients who practice unprotected sex with multiple partners, in the UK STDs and STIs are on the rise.  It is important to practice safe sex where possible when the sexual history of your partner is not known.



STD/STI testing

STD’s or sexually transmitted diseases are passed from one patient to another through sexual intercourse with an infected patient.   There are many types of STD’s all with varying affects, it is important to get yourself tested in order to determine what kind of infection you have.  A large amounts of STD’s have little or no symptoms at all giving, however if you have unprotected sex with multiple partners for whom you do not the sexual history I would be a good idea to visit the doctors.  STD’s can affect both males and females, however can sometimes be more detrimental to the female body, for example fi a pregnant woman contracts a STD it can have damaging effects to the baby.  

 

How can I avoid getting an STD/STI?

  • Use protection such as condoms
  • Limit your sexual partners
  • Try to know the sexual history of the person you are having sex with if you are not using protection
  • Have regular checks for STD’s

 

What Symptoms do I look out for?

If you have any of the following symptoms please contact your doctor or try an at home STD test kit:

  • Bumps or rashes in the genital area
  • Leaking fluids or discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Bleeding from the vagina
  • Constant and severe itching in the genital area

 

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) and is contracted through having unprotected sex. The UK has one of the highest rates of this infection is mainly common in patients 25 and under.  Chlamydia can show little or no symptoms upon contraction but can cause serious complications if not treated.   Chlamydia is caused by a bacterium known as chlamydia trachomatis; it affects both men and women.  Women will experience infections in the womb or uterus whereas men will most likely experience infections in the urethra.  In rare cases chlamydia can cause infections in the throat and lungs.

Cold Sores

Cold sores are a Herpes based infection which affects both males and females.  Cold Sores often appear near the lips and mouth area in the form of blisters or rashes.  This infection can easily be passed on if not treated correctly and as quick as possible.

Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes is a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) which can be transmitted to your partner via sexual intercourse.  It is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) an can cause painful blisters around the genitals as well as on them..

 

What treatment is available for STD/STI’s?

Most STD’s can be treated through antibiotics.  Once prescribed it is important to complete the course administered by the doctor in order to fully remove any infections.