Also called the "clap" or "drip," gonorrhea is a contagious disease transmitted most often through sexual contact with an infected person. Gonorrhea may also be spread by contact with infected bodily fluids, so that a mother could pass on the infection to her newborn during childbirth. Both men and women can get gonorrhea. The infection is easily spread and occurs most often in people who have many sex partners.
You can use at-home care to feel more
Take sitz baths. Fill a tub with a few inches
of warm water and sit in it for 10 or 15 minutes every day.
warm water from a bottle over your genital area to provide comfort and
Use a heat lamp or a hair dryer several times a day to
dry your genital area. Make sure to hold the lamp or dryer at least 18 inches
from your skin.
It is important to remember that most infections are minor,
without serious complications. Some cases of HPV infection and genital warts disappear
without treatment, although human papillomavirus (HPV) may still be present in
your body's cells.