Gonorrhea (the clap), like chlamydia is a fairly simple disease to cure. So if you someone managed to contract gonorrhea don't worry. It's one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases and very curable. Gonorrhea can be taken care of with a few antibiotics and a little abstinence. Here is a step by step guide for getting rid of gonorrhea.
Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of gonorrhea. Although just relying on symptoms alone is far from reliable--people can go years without displaying any symptoms-- being aware can help you diagnosis it early and prevent further, more serious complications. For a full list of gonorrhea symptoms visit Web MD's official web site. They also have a great section on gonorrhea treatment.
Be on the look out for pus-like discharge coming from the tip of the **** or excessive vaginal discharge in women. Discharge is normally most common in the morning. Yellow staining in the underwear is a telltale sign of discharge. Most of the time you will notice a yellow, milky colored secretion, but sometimes blood will be present.
Watch for painful itching of the genital area. This is the most common symptom and can be extremely discomforting.
If your a women, look out for vaginal bleeding during of after sex. Lower abdominal pain is also a sign of gonorrhea.
Go to your local doctors office or free clinic and get tested. Normal std gonorrhea testing is done through a urine sample and is painless. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are tested for in a combined test. For gonorrhea treatment, you will be prescribed antibiotics. Make sure you take them according to the directions. Avoid any sexual contact until you have completed your medication completely.