Gonorrhea is a infectious venereal disease which is caused by a bacterium Neisseria Gonorrhoeae; characterized by mucopurulent discharge from urethra and burning while urination.
Causes of gonorrhea
Gonorrhea is caused by a bacterium known a neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is transmitted through sexual contact or may spread from mother to child during child bearing period.
Sign and symptoms of gonorrhea
- Symptoms usually begin 2 to 5 days, or up to 30 days after being exposed. Females have few or no symptoms. Males usually have symptoms.
- Burning sensation when urinating
- White to yellow-green discharge from the urethra
- Rectal discomfort and discharge (sometimes)
- Soreness in throat
- Females may experience cramps
- Conjunctivitis. This occurs when the person touches infected genitals and then the eyes.
- If the infection spreads to other body parts: joint, rash, neck pain, low grade fever, and stiffness.
Diagnosis of gonorrhea
Diagnosis of gonorrhea in males is made on a gram stain of the urethral discharge by the presence of gram-negative diplococci are seen but are extracellular; a culture is required for diagnosis. The diagnosis of gonorrhea in females is made by culture of the cervix. The anal canal and pharynx should also be cultured in women and homosexual men. Blood cultures are unlikely to be positive for gonococcus 48 hours after the onset of gonococcemia.
Homeopathic treatment of gonorrhea
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat gonorrhea but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat gonorrhea that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of gonorrhea:
Hydrastis – gonorrhea acute or chronic; copious, persistent discharge without pain or soreness in urethra, discharge thick, yellow or green.
Nitric acid – gonorrhea with chancres and warts; urethra burns; smarting during urination; discharge from urethra sometimes bloody.
Thuja – thin, watery, greenish discharge from the male urethra with Dysuria and sensation as if drops trickled down the canal after urinating. Severe cutting at close
of urination, itching in the urethra. Frequent Micturation accompanying pains. Desire sudden and urgent, which cannot be controlled. Fig warts gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea which has been mal-treated or suppressed which has been treated by local medication.
Cannabis sativa – gonorrhea, acute stage; urethra very sensitive; burning while urination, extending to bladder; stitches in urethra, with spasmodic closure of sphincter.
Argentum Nitricum – early stage of gonorrhea; profuse discharge and terrible cutting pains; urethra inflamed, with pain, burning, itching; pain as from a splinter.
Alumen – chronic yellow vaginal discharge; chronic gonorrhea, yellow, with little lumps along urethra.
Medorrhinum – a powerful deep acting medicine, often indicated for chronic ailments due to suppressed gonorrhea; nocturnal emissions, followed by great weakness; gleet; whole urethra feels sore.
Kali Sulph – old gonorrhea with thick, yellow discharge.
Piper meth. – gonorrhea in first stage with severe chordee; irritable urethra in old mismanaged cases, with nervous depression, so that he thinks constantly of his ailments.
Pulsatilla – suppression of gonorrhea causes epididymitis; testicles enlarged, retracted, dark-red, very sensitive to touch.
Sepia – condylomata from suppressing the gonorrhea; chronic mucus discharges without pain or burning when urinating; milky or yellowish discharge.
Silicea – long standing cases of gonorrhea; slight, shreddy discharge; gonorrhea, with thick, foeted pus, especially after exertion.
Natrum Mur – chronic gonorrhea; gleet; discharge of yellow pus; cutting pain in urethra.
Arsenicum – gonorrhea of females; gnawing, smarting discharge, causing soreness of the parts with which it comes in contact.
Calcaria phos – chronic gonorrhea in anemic persons.
Erechthites – Orchitis during gonorrhea or when the discharge was suppressed; scanty bloody discharge; intense pain when urinating.