When to contact a dermatovenerologist
Sexually transmitted diseases are sexually transmitted infections. Depending on the pathogen, they have different manifestations and different consequences for the body when it goes into a chronic form. STDs can lead to serious complications, including infertility, and require treatment under the supervision of a competent specialist with control of cure.
It is important to examine and treat both sexual partners to prevent re-infection.
Diagnosis and treatment
After interviewing the patient and examining, a smear is taken to study the microflora or scraping is performed from the skin and mucous membrane. Assigned studies, which include:
- blood chemistry;
- allergological testing;
- microscopic examination;
- sowing on flora with the determination of sensitivity to antibiotics and the selection of antimycotic drugs;
- other methods of laboratory diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases, including ELISA, RIF, PCR.
The treatment regimen is selected based on the survey data. Depending on the nature of the disease, antiviral, antifungal drugs, antibiotics, antiparasitic drugs are prescribed. In some cases, you can limit yourself to the local use of ointments, in others, you need a systematic approach, including hormonal or immunotherapy. You should not postpone a visit to the doctor, even if it seems to you that the symptoms are mild and do not cause much concern.