Gonorrhea is an STD – sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria named Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It mostly affects urethra; vagina and cervix in females; throat; rectum; eyes. The gonorrhea infection passes from one person to another through sexual contact (oral, anal or vaginal). Unprotected sex with a person who might be having the infection, having multiple sex partners, or having another STI (sexually transmitted infection) increases the risk of gonorrhea. Homeopathic treatment of gonorrhea helps fight the bacterial infection by boosting the natural healing mechanism of the body and helps in managing the symptoms effectively.
Gonorrhea can also be passed from an infected mother to baby during vaginal delivery ( babies can develop sores on the scalp or show symptoms in their eyes including red and swollen eyes attended with a thick, pus-like discharge. Without treatment, gonorrhea can cause permanent blindness in a newborn baby).
Homeopathic Treatment of Gonorrhea
Homeopathic medicines are highly beneficial to treat gonorrhea. Acute as well as chronic cases of gonorrhea respond well to natural medicines. Medorrhinum tops the list of medicines to treat gonorrhea in both males and females. Other top medicines for treating gonorrhea in males are Cannabis Sativa, Nitric Acid and in females are Sepia and Pulsatilla.
1.Medorrhinum – Top Grade Medicine for Treating Gonorrhea
Medorrhinum tops the list of medicines to treat gonorrhea. In cases needing Medorrhinum, urethral inflammation is marked with burning pain in urethra while urinating. Urine also has an offensive smell. In males, thin fluid mixed whitish mucus or yellow purulent discharge appears from the urethra. There is soreness in urethra along with this. In females, thick, acrid vaginal discharge with fishy odor is prominent.
2. Cannabis Sativa – For Watery Mucus/Purulent Discharge from Urethra in Males
Cannabis Sativa is useful for gonorrhea with both watery mucus or purulent discharge from the urethra in males. Burning, smarting pain in urethra are marked on urinating. A desire to urinate is almost constant. The glans is red, swollen, inflamed along with the above symptoms.
3. Nitric Acid – For Yellow Green Discharge from Urethra in Males
Nitric Acid is helpful for gonorrhea with yellow-green discharge from the urethra in males. Sometimes the discharge may be blood stained. Intense pain may be felt while urination. Itching in the urethra is also marked. Prepuce may be swollen, red with burning pain. The testicles may also be painful, swollen and tender.
4. Rhododendron – For Swollen, Painful Testicles in Males
Rhododendron is prepared from fresh leaves of plant Rhododendron chrysanthum commonly known by the name of Yellow Snow-Rose of the natural order Ericaceae. Rhododendron is wonderful medicine for gonorrhea in males with swollen, painful testicles. Tearing, pressing, sticking pain is there in the testicle. Pain is worse on sitting and better by motion. The testicle may also feel hard. It is painful to touch. Thin discharge from urethra may be present. Rhododendron is also high-grade homeopathic medicine to treat epididymitis.
5. Cantharis – For Painful/burning Urination
Cantharis is an excellent medicine for managing painful/burning urination in gonorrhea. The burning and pain in the urethra is worse while urinating. It may also be present before urination and continue after urination. Pain in the urethra is very severe, cutting and sharp in nature. The desire to pass urine is also frequent. Urging to urinate is most marked while standing or while walking. Urine may also be scanty or sometimes passes in drops. The pain during urination and its frequency are most worse at night time.
6. Merc Sol – For Increased Frequency and Urgency to Urinate
Merc Sol is beneficial to treat increased frequency and urgency to urinate in gonorrhea. The person needing Merc Sol has to hurry to pass urine. The frequency to urinate is very high and the person has to go to urinate almost every hour. While urinating burning and biting pains are felt. In males thick, green or yellow discharge from the urethra, may be present along with above symptoms. In females requiring Merc Sol, greenish vaginal discharges with burning and itching may be there with high frequency and urgency of urination.
7. Pulsatilla – For Gonorrhea in Females with white, milk-like Vaginal Discharge
Pulsatilla is prepared from plant Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly known by the name of Wind Flower of the natural order Ranunculaceae. Pulsatilla is prominent to treat gonorrhea in females with white colored vaginal discharge like milk. The discharge is acrid, thin with marked burning in the vagina. The discharge may also cause biting, stinging pains. The discharge is most worse on lying down where Pulsatilla is indicated.
8. Sepia – For Greenish Vaginal Discharges
Sepia is a very effective medicine for gonorrhea in females with greenish vaginal discharges. The discharge is profuse mainly after urinating. The discharges cause itching of vulva and vagina along with burning pain. Pain and bearing down sensation in the pelvic region is marked. Sepia is also indicated to treat a complaint of painful coition in females. Bleeding from the vagina after coition is also treated well with Sepia.
9. Kreosote – For Yellow Vaginal Discharges
Kreosote is indicated for gonorrhea in females with yellow vaginal discharges. The discharges are acrid and corrosive in nature causing much itching. The odour is also offensive. The vaginal discharge is attended with fatigue and weakness especially in the legs. Frequent desire to urinate is also present.
10. Natrum Mur – For Painful Coition in Women
Natrum Mur is indicated for gonorrhea in females to manage complaint of painful coition. Along with pain, burning and smarting are also felt in the vagina during intercourse. Profuse vaginal discharge along with weakness may be present. The discharges are acrid and may be greenish or transparent, watery. They cause itching especially at night time
11. Sabina – For treating Gonorrhea with Heavy Periods
Sabina is prepared from a plant named as Sabina Officinalis or Juniperus sabina of the natural order Coniferae. Sabina is very suitable to treat gonorrhea in females with heavy periods. The bleeding is profuse, bright red colored and is mixed with dark clots. Least motion increases the flow of blood. Pain from sacrum to pubes is a characteristic attending feature.
Symptoms of Gonorrhea in Men
The symptoms of gonorrhea in men include painful/burning urination, increased frequency/urgency to urinate, pus-like discharge (yellow, white, green) from the penis, redness/swelling of the foreskin, and pain/swelling in the testicle.
Symptoms of Gonorrhea in Women
The symptoms of gonorrhea in women include painful / burning urination, frequent urination, vaginal discharge (thin, green or yellow), painful intercourse, lower abdominal or pelvic pain, heavy periods, bleeding between periods and bleeding after intercourse.
Symptoms that arise from infection in the rectum, eyes, throat, and joints in gonorrhea can develop in both men and women. In case of involvement of rectum anal itching, pain/discomfort in the rectum, pus-like discharge or bright red blood from the rectum may arise. If eyes are infected irritation/ pain in eyes, swelling, discharge from eyes tends to arise. In case of throat infection, sore throat and swollen lymph nodes in the neck arise. If joints get infected then pain, swelling, redness of joints appear.
Complications of Gonorrhea
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a complication in women if gonorrhea infection spread to the uterus or fallopian tubes. It can lead to infertility in females. In men complications of gonorrhea include epididymitis and infertility. Gonorrhea infection can also spread to joints, heart valves, brain, and spinal cord. A person having gonorrhea is more susceptible to infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that leads to AIDS.