Sexually Transmitted Infections (ITS), formerly known as Sexually Transmitted Infections (ETS), usually cause symptoms such as penile onset and secretions through the body, burning in the ear and emergence of warts or sores in the intimate region .
In order to identify this type of infections and prevent complications, men with a sexually active life must attend at least once a year a consultation with a urologist or a family doctor so that the reproductive device and the reproductive system can be evaluated, in case of any illness. treated quickly.
As they are sexually transmitted infections, it is important that both the affected man and his partner are treated, so that the person does not contract the illness. To avoid these infections, the most important thing is to have sexual relations with protection, and you must use a condom. See how to correctly place the male condom.
The onset is very frequent in STIs such as genital herpes, proctitis or pubic pediculosis, usually associated with infections.
Genital herpes is an infection located in the genital area that, in addition to comezón, can also produce symptoms such as reddening, pain or burning and blisters, which later evolve into heritables.
In the case of proctitis, it is an inflammation that occurs in the rectum and year, and which can be caused by infections; and pubic pediculosis, it is caused by a parasite known as ladillas, which in addition to causing comezón, can also cause heridas and the flujo exit. Find out more about the ladillas and their main symptoms.
how to treat: In the case of genital herpes, the urologist can recommend the use of antiviral drugs or the application of ointments such as Aciclovir or Fanciclovir, for example, which ones should be used for 10 to 14 days, or according to the doctor’s advice. In the case of proctitis, the doctor could indicate the use of anti-inflammatory drugs orally or rectally, such as sulfasalazine or mesalazine, which are corticosteroids used to reduce symptoms, in addition to antibiotics.
Skin swelling is a common symptom of infections such as genital herpes, HIV, cytomegalovirus infection or pubic pediculosis.
HIV is a virus that destroys the immune system of the person and, although in an initial phase the person may not show symptoms, one of those produced by this infection is the formation of lesions in the skin of red color, which may be associated with other symptoms such as tiredness, weight loss, fever and painful lymph nodes.
The flushing can also be a symptom of cytomegalovirus infection, which can present other symptoms such as fever, sore throat and fatigue. CMV infection usually appears when the immune system is weakened. Learn more about the symptoms of cytomegalovirus infection.
what to do: Treatment for cytomegalovirus infection can be performed with antiviral drugs, such as Ganciclovir and Foscarnet. In the case of ladillas, it is recommended to use insecticidal drugs suitable for use on the skin, in the form of sprays, lotions or creams, such as Lindano, topical Permethrin or Malathion.
The pain caused by sexually transmitted infections depends on the place where the infection manifests itself. Genital herpes usually causes pain in the penis, gonorrhea and genital chlamydia infection causing pain in the testicles and proctitis producing pain in the rectum.
Gonorrhoea and chlamydia infection are infections caused by bacteria and manifest other symptoms such as flujo and pain or burning when urinating.
what to do: The most suitable drugs for the treatment of chlamydia are Azithromycin, which can be taken in a single dose, or Doxycycline that must be taken for 7 days or according to medical indications.
Find out more about the treatment of chlamydia.
The blisters or vesicles can appear in infections such as genital herpes, molluscum contagiosum, HIV, lymphogranuloma venereum or in pubic pediculosis.
Mollusco contagiosum is a viral infection that produces pink or pearly white ampoules. On the other hand, lymphogranuloma venereum is characterized by being a bacterial infection that produces blisters that later evolve into heritables.
The blisters that appear in the HPV are known as warts and present a form similar to a small coliflor. Find out more about the symptoms of HPV in the person and how it is contagious.
what to do: The treatment for mollusco contagiosum should be guided by a dermatologist or a pediatrician, in the case of children, since in most cases it is not necessary to follow any type of treatment. In case of presenting any type of ampoule in the genital area, it is important to consult a urologist or general practitioner to carry out an evaluation and opt for the best treatment.
5. Inherits in the genital region
Heridases in the genital organs are common in infections such as genital herpes, HIV, syphilis, lymphogranuloma venereum, proctitis and pubic pediculosis, but they can also be present in the mouth or throat if there has been contact with these regions. the secretions of the infected pareja.
Syphilis is an infection caused by a bacteria and may have other symptoms such as tiredness, fever and painful lymph nodes. Find out more about syphilis and the main symptoms.
what to do: The treatment for syphilis depends on the stage of the illness, being normally recommended by the doctor the application of an injection of penicillin in the initial stages and in the more advanced stages, several injections may be necessary.
The presence of flujo can also indicate a sexual infection, mainly gonorrhea, chlamydia, proctitis or trichomoniasis.
In the case of gonorrhoea, the presence of a yellowish flujo similar to a pus can be observed, in case there has been oral or anal contact with the infected person, pain in the throat and inflammation can occur in the year, for example.
Trichomoniasis is an ITS produced by a protozoan, which presents flux with pus and pain and burning when urinating. See what are the symptoms of trichomoniasis in the man.
what to do: The treatment for trichomoniasis is performed with antibiotics such as metronidazole and tinidazole, which should be prescribed by a urologist after confirming the diagnosis.
7. Pain or burning when urinating
The sensation of pain or burning when urinating is usually a symptom of a urinary tract infection, but it can also indicate sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomoniasis.
This type of symptoms can also be associated with genital herpes infection, but this usually happens when the vesicles are located near the urethra. It is also common that there is pain or burning when defecating in the presence of a genital herpes infection, in the case of blisters that are found for about a year. Know 7 main symptoms of genital herpes.
what to do: in these cases, it is important to consult the urologist or the family doctor so that tests are requested that allow identifying the cause and, in this way, starting the treatment, which can be carried out with antiviral, antibiotic or antifungal drugs.
8. Excessive tiredness
The symptoms of STIs are always related to changes in the genital region, such as in the case of HIV infection, hepatitis B and syphilis, in which one of the main symptoms is excessive tiredness and no apparent cause .
HIV is a disease that affects the immune system, which is why other diseases can arise due to which the immune protection is weakened. Hepatitis B is an infection that attacks the liver, which can lead to cirrhosis or the development of liver cancer.
what to do: Treatment for the HIV virus is carried out with a combination of antiretroviral drugs, which prevent the replication of the virus in the body, helping to fight the disease and strengthen the immune system. These medicines must be prescribed by an infectious disease specialist after confirmation of the laboratory diagnosis.
9. Inherits in the mouth
Heridases in the mouth can arise in the event of contact between the mouth and the secretions in the infected pareja area. In addition to sore throats, other symptoms such as sore throat, white plaques in the cheeks, swelling and throat can appear.
what to do: it is important that you notify the peer when confirming an STI in the mouth or throat so that you can also receive antibiotic treatment and prevent complications and spread the infection.
The virus is a natural defense of the body, which is why it is the main symptom associated with any type of infection, including sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, hepatitis, syphilis or cytomegalovirus infection.
The fever can be high in many cases, STIs produce a constant low fever, which can be confused with a cold or flu, for example.
what to do: before the presence of a fever quantified by the measurement of body temperature with a thermometer, in addition to the presence of symptoms that indicate an STI, it is important to consult a general practitioner or urologist to carry out the necessary evaluation and indicate the indicated treatment to reduce the fever and treating the infection.
Jaundice is a symptom characterized by the presence of yellowish skin and eyes, which occurs in sexually transmitted infections such as hepatitis B and cytomegalovirus infection.
what to do: in case of presenting yellow eyes and skin, it is important to see a doctor to confirm the alteration in the liver, in addition to carrying out tests for STIs in case of suspicion of infection.
12. Sore ganglia
The presence of painful lymph nodes, as a fever is another very common symptom that indicates the presence of some type of infection in the body, such as syphilis or HIV, for example.
In syphilis, the place where the lymph nodes usually appear in English, however, in HIV it can produce an increase in lymph nodes in various parts of the body.
what to do: due to the common location of inflamed and painful lymph nodes in STIs, it is considered important to consult a urologist to rule out or confirm the presence of an STI, as if you do not receive treatment, complications may develop.
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