This blog explains Gonorrhea in the Throat, its symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, management and its Homeopathic Treatment in detail.
Pharyngeal gonorrhea or Gonorrhea in the throat is one of the results of oral sex practice and symptoms are way more severe or similar than a sore throat.
Gonorrhea is a sexual infection or a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhea. If the sex partner is infected and he or she has performed unprotected oral sex then the partner will end up developing gonorrhea in their throat.
Infection is acquired through direct contact with discharge containing Neisseria gonorrhea bacteria from one sex partner. This bacterium will inflame the local tissue of the genitals and also affect the oral mucus membrane.
The bacterial infection then develops itself in the pharynx and may cause no symptoms at first but can cause symptoms of sore throat and discomfort when swallowing food.
This article will cover homeopathic remedies for gonorrhea in the throat, the cause of Pharyngeal gonorrhea, symptoms, risk factors, prevention and management, and complete treatment.
Now the question arises why and how do we get pharyngeal gonorrhea and what are the causes behind it? Before knowing the cause let us understand what is gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhea which can infect both men and women.
This bacterium is transmitted from one person to another through sexual intercourse including oral, anal, or vaginal. It spreads through sexual fluid either vaginal or semen
It is one of the main causes of pharyngeal gonorrhea. It generally spread through oral sex when the vaginal discharge or semen that contains gonorrhea bacteria goes into the mouth and causes infection.
It can spread through oral sex if one partner is infected by gonorrheal bacteria.
2. Unsafe sex
Unprotected sex practices themselves invite many sexually transmitted diseases and become one of the causes of pharyngeal gonorrhea also.
Unprotected sex means sexual intercourse without contraception. It increases the risk of the development of gonorrheal infection in the body.
3. Multiple sex partners
The symptoms of Gonorrhea include: –
- Pain in the lower abdomen
- Difficulty in urination in both males and females
- Loss of appetite
- Joint pain
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Irregular menses
- Pus-like Discharge from the penis
- Discharge from the vagina that is offensive
Symptoms of pharyngeal gonorrhea include: –
- Sore throat
- Burning in the throat
- Swollen glands
- White spots in the mouth
- Bad odor from the mouth
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Those patients who are more often indulge in sexual activities and have multiple sex partners are at great risk of developing pharyngeal gonorrhea.
- Performing unprotected sex that is without any barrier protection like a condom, may further lead to developing gonorrhea in the throat.
- Some people are more like to indulge in oral sexual activity they are at great risk of developing gonorrhea in the throat. As we know pharyngeal gonorrhea can cause by the discharges of the vagina or semen. When these discharges contain bacteria and go into the mouth they will further cause pharyngeal gonorrhea.
- Those individuals who have compromised immune systems are more likely to get a gonorrheal infection. The immune system can also be weakened by smoking, alcohol, and by poor nutrition.
- Gonorrhea can also be spread to a baby during birth if the mother has gonorrhea. If a pregnant woman has gonorrhea it can put her at great risk of miscarriage, infection, preterm rupture of membrane, and preterm birth.
The diagnosis of gonorrhea in the throat begins with a complete medical history regarding onset, modalities, and severity of the symptoms and performing a physical examination.
It is usually made by clinical examination that is by signs and symptoms experienced by the patients.
If you are experiencing the symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, pain in the throat, etc., along with difficulty in swallowing then, your doctor will perform some tests to confirm the diagnosis for more severe diseases of the pharynx.
The doctor will ask about the medication and disease history that the patient is taking or whether the patient has hepatitis or diabetes or any autoimmune disorder or any genetic disorder or not and if the patient is allergic to some medication or has a history of unprotected sex with a new partner.
The doctor will also ask about some associated symptoms along with pain in the throat that the patient may experience or not. As this condition is a multi-factorial disease so it may be associated with some other disease conditions also.
The doctor will also perform an ultra-sonography of your abdomen to find any pathologies behind your complaints.
The doctor may also examine your mouth, and do some blood tests, blood cultures, urine tests, etc. to confirm the diagnosis.
- Some self-care measures can help to reduce the occurrence of gonorrhea in the throat. The condition is reversible if treated earlier it will protect the individual from more severe diseases that may occur later in his/ her life.
- Always try to use condoms before having sex with a new partner. Abstaining from sex is one of the surest ways to prevent gonorrhea.
- Limit your no of sex partners. It is seen that those individuals having more than one sexual partner are prone to develop pharyngeal gonorrhea. Being in a monogamous relationship will reduce the risk of gonorrhea in the throat.
- If you have low immunity or you get a cold and cough, and recurrent infections then try to avoid oral sex. If you have performed oral sex, then immediately rinse your mouth with mouthwash to clean out the gonorrhea-causing bacteria.
- Gargle with Lukewarm water every night before sleeping. it will be better if you brush your teeth before going to bed.
- Eat a healthy diet, drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest.
- Some stress-relieving activities like meditation, yoga, and exercise also act as prevention measures for the development of pharyngeal gonorrhea. Include these activities in your lifestyle.
- Proper counseling and assurance to the patients along with proper management can help a lot in recovery from such a condition.
Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that treats not only the symptoms of the disease but also the man who is suffering from the disease.
So, after a complete detailed history of present and past disease and considering the family history also, a drug is prescribed which will be based on the individualization of every patient.
In mild cases, improvement can be seen within weeks, whereas in severe cases will take a longer time. Along with homeopathic medicine, patients have to follow a healthy regimen for optimum results.
Now, let’s go through some of the homeopathic medicines that can help to relieve pharyngeal gonorrhea or gonorrhea in the throat. Some of the best homeopathic medicines for the treatment of this condition are mentioned below: –
- Thuja occidentalis
- Baryta carb
- Merc sol
- Hepar sulph
- Calcarea carb
Medorrhinum is a deep-acting medicine often indicated for chronic ailments due to suppressed gonorrhea. It is indicated for intolerable pain in the throat while swallowing.
The peculiarity of the patients of Medorrhinum is they can pass stool only by leaning backward.
Patients have a weak memory and forget the name of the person and place. They also lose the thread of conversation and are always in a great hurry.
Dosage and potency: 30c, 200c 4 globules (pills) dissolved in half a cup of water 2 times a day for 15 days.
2. Thuja occidentalis: – for sore throat with gonorrheal affection
Thuja occidentalis is the king of anti sycotic medicines. It acts as anti-bacterial medicine in cases such as sore throat, suppressed gonorrhea, and warty growth.
It is indicated when there are white blisters on the side of the tongue close to the throat and they are painfully sore. The patient experiences pain in the throat while swallowing.
Patients have fixed ideas of a strange person on their side or if something was alive in their abdomen.
Dosage and potency: 200c, 4 globes in half a cup of water thrice a day till the symptom disappears. Take 15 minutes gap between meals and medication.
Baryta carb is a wonderful remedy for treating sore throat and inflammation of the tonsillar fossa. There is a catarrhal condition of the throat characterized by pyrexia.
The tonsils are swollen with yellow spots. Suppuration of tonsil due to cold, smarting pain, worst when swallowing. There is the sensation of the plug-in pharynx.
Mentally the patient is peevish, depressed, and retarded. Can’t remember easily. Mental weakness, forgetting very common things. There is a loss of confidence doesn’t want to mix with people.
Dosage and potency: 30c, 200c, take 4 drops of dilution in half a cup of water twice a day, till the improvement is seen.
This medicine can be indicated to treat pharyngeal gonorrhea when there is burning in the throat and the patient can open the mouth up to a small extent.
There is bluish-red swelling of the tonsillar gland and a constant desire to swallow. Putrid sore throat aggravated right side. There is excessive salivation instead of which the patient has got a profuse thirst.
Weakness at the mental level, slowness in answering the question. Weary of life thinks that he is losing reason.
Dosage and potency: 200c potency take 4 globules (pills) twice a day till the improvement occurs.
This medicine is indicated when deglutition or swallowing is difficult. There is constricted sensation in the throat due to constriction, difficulty in deglutition, and worst for liquid.
There is a scarping sensation in the throat, hypertrophy of mucus membrane, and characteristic fiery red tonsils. Pain from the threat radiates to the ear.
Mentally the patient is entertaining when well but in a diseased condition he is violently delirious. Throws things, attacks, strikes, and barks.
Dosage and potency: 1m potency of dilution, take 2-3 drops of belladonna in half a cup of water one time a day for 3 days.
Hepar sulph is a highly effective medicine in treating gonorrhea of the throat. There is a sensation of a fishbone in the throat. While swallowing, sharp, lancinating, throbbing pain. Bad odor from throat with ulceration.
Mentally anguished at night, thinks of death. The slightest cause irritates him. Dejected, sad, and ferocious.
The Calcarea carb patients have got very sensitive throats, every cold settles into the throat. Every change of season troubles the patient. These patients have generally weak immunity which is why they can also get pharyngeal gonorrhea easily.
Mental exertion causes headaches. Apprehension. The patient is worst at night. Forgetful and peevish condition. The low-spirited patient complains of tachycardia and feels the beating of the heart.
This medicine is indicated when there is herpes zoster, cancerous tumor, gonorrheal affection, and other symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases. It is highly indicated for malignant ulcers of the mouth and sore throat due to gonorrhea.
The tongue has ulcers that bleed easily. The whole mouth is tender and there is a bad odor also. There is stabbing and burning pain in the throat that becomes worse at night.
This medicine is indicated in syphilitic affection and ulceration of the mouth, nose, genitals, and skin.
The patient suffers from burning pain and a scraping sensation in the throat. Pain from darkness to daylight, decrease and increase gradually. There is an excess flow of saliva, it runs out of the mouth while sleeping.
Mentally the patient becomes very forgetful but remembers everything previous to his illness. Feels as if going insane or paralyzed.
Lachesis is a wonderful remedy for treating gonorrheal affection in the throat. There is a stinging pain in the throat with swelling that is initially worse on the left side but may later spread to the right side.
Symptoms become worse by warm application, constricted clothing, warm liquids, and by swallowing. Pain radiates to the ear. The sensation is as if something is swollen in the throat which must be swallowed.
Mentally there is great loquacity in the patient, or one can say the patient is very talkative, restless, and uneasy. They are also very suspicious.
Remember that homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on individual symptoms and characteristics. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopath for proper evaluation and personalized treatment. Homeopathy focuses on treating the whole person, so a detailed case study is necessary to select the most appropriate remedy.
Homeopathic medicines should be taken only when prescribed by a homeopathic physician. Self-medication may aggravate the original conditions.