The list below describes some common STD’s:
Bacterial Vaginosis: This is a bacterial infection in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. The patient experiences a foul smelling vaginal discharge with pain, itching and burning. Having Bacterial Vaginosis increases your susceptibility to HIV infection if exposed to HIV virus.
Cancroids: This is a highly contagious sexually transmitted bacterial infection that causes painful sores and ulcers of the genitals. If left untreated they can make the transmission of HIV infection easier.
Chlamydia: is a most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection that can scar the Fallopian tubes affecting a woman’s ability to have children. Chlamydia may cause an unusual burning, itching and discharge from vagina or penis, pain during urination, pain in lower abdomen, pain during sexual intercourse, bleeding between menstrual periods, mild fever, muscle aches or headache. If left untreated in young girls it can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory disease which can further cause infertility. If left untreated in men it causes inflammation of the urethra and epididymis that helps transport sperms.
Crabs: These are small parasites found on pubic hair and can get passed on during sexual contact. The only symptom the person might experience is itching in the pubic area.
Gonorrhea: This is a bacterial infection of the penis, vagina or anus that causes pain or burning while urinating with a yellow-green or yellow-white pus discharge. If left untreated girls may also experience vaginal bleeding betweenperiods and Pelvic Inflammatory disease with pain, fever and pain during sexual intercourse and infertility in both men and women. This can be passed from a mother to her baby during birth causing meningitis and an eye infection that can result in blindness in newborns if left untreated. Gonorrhea can affect other organs and parts of the body including the throat, eyes, heart, brain, skin, and joints.
Hepatitis B: This is a disease that affects the liver and moves from one person to another through blood and other bodily fluids. It can be transmitted through sexual intercourse and through needles that are shared by intravenous drug or steroid users who have the virus, or tattoo needles that haven't been properly sterilized. A pregnant woman can also pass Hepatitis B to her unborn baby. This infection can cause symptoms similar to viral infections, such as the flu, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, mild fever and jaundice. If left untreated it can lead to liver damage and an increased risk of liver cancer.
Herpes: Genital herpes is a skin condition that can cause cold sores or fever blisters that appear on or around the mouth, lips, nose or genitals. It can be transmitted by unprotected sexual contact, sharing eating utensils or from kissing someone with a cold sore. The affected area may feel very tender or painful, and the individual may have flu-like symptoms including fever and swollen lymph nodes. Herpes increases the risk of HIV infection through herpes sores during unprotected sexual contact. A pregnant woman can give it to her newborn during childbirth, leading to meningitis, seizures and brain damage in newborns.
Human Papillomavirus: This is a virus that affects the skin in the genital area as well as the female cervix through sexual contact and from mother to her baby during childbirth. There is a development of warts in the genital area, including the thighs. Warts can be whitish or flesh colored growths, raised or flat, single or many, small or large, and sometimes they are cauliflower-shaped. People often are asymptomatic from genital warts which is why people may not know they have them. Pap smears and other tests can help diagnose a Human Papillomavirus infection. Genital Warts if left untreated may cause Cervical Cancer.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): - This is an infection of the fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix or ovaries by Chlamydia, Gonorrhea or other bacteria. PID is very common in teens with symptoms like pain and tenderness in the lower abdomen, large amounts of foul-smelling or abnormally colored discharge, pain during sexual intercourse, painful and heavy menstrual periods, chills, fever, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, backache and urinary complaints. If PID goes untreated, it can lead to internal scarring further resulting in chronic pelvic pain, infertility, tubal or ectopic pregnancy.
Syphilis: This is a bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body and affect the heart, brain, nerves. This infection is passed from one infected person to another through direct contact with a syphilis sore. Sores can occur on the external genitals, vagina, and anus, in the rectum, on the lips and in the mouth. Pregnant women with the disease can pass it to their babies. Untreated Syphilis can cause impotency in males, damage to internal organs and joints, the syphilitic sores also make it easier to transmit and acquire HIV infection sexually.
Trichomoniasis: This is an infection of the vagina with yellow or green foamy, foul smelling vaginal discharge with irritation and itching of the genital area, low abdominal pain during sex and while urinating.
AIDS and HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus attacks the immune system resulting in AIDS. HIV can be transmitted from one infected person to another through blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. People who have other sexually transmitted disease, such as Syphilis, Genital herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, or Bacterial Vaginosis are at greater risk for getting HIV during sex with infected partners. A pregnant woman with HIV will pass it on to her newborn baby before birth, during delivery or from breastfeeding. AIDS can be fatal and affect every body system, hence, it is important to detect HIV infection as early as possible so a person can start medication to delay the onset of AIDS. A person who is HIV positive may start showing symptoms like extreme weakness or fatigue, rapid weight loss, frequent fevers that last for several weeks with no explanation, heavy sweating at night, swollen lymph glands, minor infections that cause skin rashes and mouth, genital, and anal sores, chronic diarrhea, chronic cough, trouble remembering things, severe vaginal yeast infections that don't respond to usual treatment, as well as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
Sexual activity at a young age.
Multiple sex partners.
Using unsterilized needles for tattoos, intravenous drugs and transfusions.
Trichomoniasis can be acquired from sharing moist towels, wet clothing, wet toilet seat and sexual contact.
General Symptoms that could be related to any of the above described infections: Sometimes, early in the infection, there may be no symptoms, or symptoms may be easily confused with other illnesses.
Itching and discharge from the vagina, penis, and/or rectum.
Pain or burning during urination and/or intercourse.
Pain in the abdomen (women), testicles (men), buttocks and legs.
Blisters, open sores, warts, rash, and/or swelling in the genital area, anus, and/or mouth.
Flu-like symptoms, including fever, headache, aching muscles, and/or swollen glands.
Sore throats in people who have oral sex.
A scaly rash on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet.
Dark urine, loose, light colored stools, and yellow eyes and skin.
Unusual infections, fatigue, night sweats and weight loss.
Soft, flesh-colored warts around the genital area.
Homeopathic approach to STD’s:
Sexually transmitted diseases are a serious health problem. If they're not treated, some STDs can cause permanent damage, such as infertility (the inability to have a baby) and even death. Homeopathy not only relieves most STD conditions, but also cures them, without any persistent usage of drugs or any side-effects. Homeopathic remedies work on a person’s constitution which is a combination of mind, emotions and body that is the characteristics of a person as well as the physique. The remedies will help treat physical symptoms and also stabilize psychological or emotional stress and anxieties related to past or current sexual abuse and perverted sexual behaviors which may be leading them towards overindulgence in sex. Homeopathic treatment elevates resistance or immunity and diminishes the chance of getting recurrent infections like Herpes. The basis of Homeopathy is based on the principle of similar indicating similia similibus curenter that is “LIKE CURES LIKE”, with emphasis that a micro-dose of a substance will heal symptoms by stimulating a person’s immune system that this substance would be capable of causing in large doses. Hence, Homeopathic constitutional treatment is ideal and has shown an overwhelming positive response in treating STD’s.
Limit sexual relationships to a single uninfected partner.
You should always use condoms correctly and consistently with every sexual act.
Do not reuse condoms.
Wash your genitals with soap and water and urinate soon after you have sex. This may help clean away some germs before they have a chance to infect you.
Get regular Gynecological or male genital examinations.
There is a Hepatitis B vaccine which can help get immunity towards Hepatitis B disease. This vaccine is not effective to Hepatitis B carriers.
Use clean needles if injecting intravenous drugs.
Proper hygiene measures by not using used towel, toothbrushes, etc.
Avoid stimulants like drugs and alcohol.
In view of the above it is evident that Homeopathic treatment will help overcome STD’s by keeping it under control and alleviating recurrences. Homeopathic remedies will ensure longer-term physical health and well-being by restoring good health and good thoughts. Hence every person suffering from STD must consider Homeopathic treatment for lifetime cure in most curable cases and help ease symptoms and prolong life in certain incurable cases of STD’s.