Gardnerellosis in men treatment, symptoms, medications, photo
Gardnerellosis, as an independent male disease, medicine is not considered. This is because the cause of the disease – the virus of Gardnerella vaginalis – is the causative agent of gynecological diseases such as bacterial vaginosis. This means that gardnerellosis is a female malady that occurs when imbalance of lactobacilli and Gardnerella.
As for the presence of this virus in men, it appears in their body after intercourse with a sick woman. The symptoms are similar to manifestations of anaplasmosis. Moreover, upon detection of Gardnerella vaginalis in the urethra, men in most cases don't even experience any discomfort and the disease may not develop.
Of Gardnerella in men: causes
As mentioned above, the virus of Gardnerella vaginalis is transmitted in most cases during sexual intercourse. However, for women the detection of this virus in a smear is not a reason to talk about her illness. Because these bacteria are opportunistic, that is, in small quantities they are contained in the microflora of the vagina of every female.
Moreover, this infection is practically survives in the male body and excreted from the urethra about 2-3 days after infection. And only 10% of men affected by this disease, the consequence of which in some cases may be prostatitis or ureaplasmosis. The risk group includes, as a rule, persons with weakened immune systems (local or General). The rest of for this reason can not survive.
Of Gardnerella: symptoms in men
Gardnerellosis men have indolent inflammation of the mucous membrane of the glans penis. The symptoms of the disease appear after 7-14 days after infection, the main of which – the presence of scarce greenish discharge, which, due to the fact that they absolutely do not bother, often, even difficult to detect.
A more advanced stage of the disease is manifested by pain and Men suffering from gardnerellosis usually prescribed antibacterial drugs, immunomodulators, medications containing bifidobacteria and vitamins.
During the course of treatment, the doctors are based on data concerning the stability of the virus to particular drugs. The most common form prescribed in this disease medicines – tablets.
However, in the absence of efficiency from their use may be considered alternative options of treatment: instillation into the urethra, injections, drips and physiotherapy.
Most often, when assigned gardnerellosis drugs such as levofloxacin, doxycyclin and clindamycin. If this treatment does not bring them the desired result (despite the fact that the smear showedthe sensitivity of the bacteria to these medicines), most likely, in patients with disturbed function of the suction of the intestines, or diagnosed with dysbiosis.
In such situations, antibiotics can get into the blood, bypassing the digestive system, that is, injection treatment or douching.