There are many people, especially teenagers, who consider oral sex as “safe sex”, but this is not always the case as safe sex is not just about preventing unwanted pregnancy. It also involves avoiding infection with sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, chlamydia, syphilis or gonorrhea. Oral sex will not be “safe sex” if no condom is used, such as contact with the genitals of an infected person if it comes into contact with the mucous membranes of the mouth.
Gonore infects mouth and throat through oral sex
If you have oral sex with a person who is infected with gonorrhea, you may risk getting the infection in your throat. It is usually the greatest risk of infection if you give oral sex to a man (penis), while the risk of infection is less if you give it to a woman. You also risk infection if you kiss with a person who has a gonore in your throat and you can say that there is no kind of sex that is completely “safe”.
What are the signs and symptoms of gonore in the throat and mouth
A gonoreal infection in the throat and mouth is called “pharyngeal gonore”. It is not uncommon for a person who is infected with gonorrhea in the throat and then will have infection in other parts of the body such as the penis, rectum or vagina, and most with pharyngeal gonorrhea will not experience any particular symptoms or ailments from the throat. However, if symptoms occur, it will usually be in the form of pharyngitis (inflammation behind the throat), sore throat and throat inflammation. It can also sometimes be symptoms of a general bacterial infection, such as fever and swollen lymph nodes around the neck and neck. There are many of the above symptoms that may also be applicable to other diseases, and thus are not necessarily painful in the throat, meaning a gonore infection. It is therefore necessary to carry out a diagnostic analysis of a throat at the doctor to clarify whether it actually turns like the gonore in the throat.
What complications can you get from the gonore in your throat?
When a gonore infection in the throat is unnoticed and untreated, it can spread to the bloodstream and cause a serious complication called disseminated gonococcal infection. This is a serious condition that can lead to attacks on the heart, joints and central nervous system with brain and spinal cord. This is a serious condition where your health is significantly worsened and can lead to long-term illness and, at worst, death.
What is common treatment for a gonorrhagic infection in the mouth?
The types of antibiotics that work on genital and rectal gonorrhea are not necessarily effective against infections in the throat, and therefore a person who is infected with gonorrhea in the throat will get some other types of antibiotics to treat the infection. If you have faryngeal gonorrhea, there is a high likelihood that you are attacked several places in the body and you will therefore get rid of antibiotics against this as well. Chlamydia is a common companion in gonorrhea infections and it is very common to treat this in the same slurry.
Test yourself for gonore at home
A home test for gonore is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), and especially if you fit into a risk group that has high incidence of gonorrhea. This test is easy to perform and the test results are very reliable. If you are taking a gonore home test and are shown positive results on gonorrhea infection, it is advisable to seek a doctor or healthcare facility as soon as possible so that you avoid worsening your infection by spreading the infection to other parts of the body. If you have shown a positive test, it is also important to inform your former and current sex partners so that you can prevent further infection and make sure they receive treatment as soon as possible.