STI Lifestyle Changes (Herpes):
- Visit GP or sexual health clinic - may be prescribed antiviral tablets to take.
- Keep affected area clean usig either plain or salt water - prevent blisters becoming infected, encourage them to heal quicker, stop affected area sticking together.
- Apply an ice pack wrapped in a flannel on sores - to help soothe pain and speed up healing process.
- Apply petroleum jelly or anaesthetic cream to any blisters or ulcers to reduce pain when you pass urine.
- Drink plenty of urine to dilute urine - make passing urine less painful.
- Avoid wearing tight clothing - mmay irritate blisters and ulcers.
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STI Lifestyle Changes (Gonorrhoea):
- Attend a follow-up appointment a week or two after treatment - test to see if clear of infection.
- Avoid having sex until you and your partner are treated and given the all clear, prevent re-infection or passing on infetcion to anyone else.
- Babies with signs of gonorrhea at birth or who have an increased risk of infection due to infected mother usually given antibiotics immediatly after birth.
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STI Lifestyle Changes (Chlamydia):
- GP may give you different antibiotics - fight infection.
- Shouldn't have sex - including vaginal, oral or anal sex, even with a condom until both you and your partner have completed treatment - ensure you don't pass on infection or catch it again straight away.
- Always wear a condom during sex - prevent reinfection, ensure you don't pass it on.
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