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A sexually transmitted disease causes uncomfortable symptoms like itchiness, discharge, sores, and pain. Natural remedies like aloe vera, Ashwagandha, garlic, lemon balm, yogurt, neem, and goldenseal can help ease symptoms and boost immunity. Topical relief with home remedies like ACV, ice, lemon juice, or even tea bags may also be more effective than you’d imagine!
The penis and the testicles are external organs that are part of the male reproductive system. The testicles are responsible for producing semen and testosterone...
A rash on any part of your body is bad, but one over your genitals is the worst. A genital rash is any patch...
Sexually active individuals should get themselves tested for the presence of any sexually transmitted diseases. Most people approach doctors when the complications of the infections have already set in. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are often mistaken for urinary or vaginal infection but has disastrous effects on your health if left untreated. The same with untreated high-risk HPV infection which can even lead to cancer.
An itchy penis can be uncomfortable and painful. But pinpointing the exact reason behind an itchy penis can be difficult because there are a...
While a Pap smear is important to detect and prevent cervical cancer, there are other medical conditions that it cannot detect. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital herpes, and syphilis are common STDs that a Pap smear cannot screen for. And since they don't show any symptoms, most people often fail to diagnose them. Other serious conditions that a Pap smear can't detect are PCOS and ovarian cancer.
During pregnancy, your body goes through drastic hormonal changes. These can sometimes make your vagina prone to infection. Some of the infections you can develop include bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, urinary tract infections, group B strep, chlamydia, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. To prevent these infections, practice good hygiene and get tested regularly along with your partner.
Every sore and bump on the vagina isn’t a sexually transmitted disease. If sweat ducts get blocked, small bumps called syringomas may develop. Shaving, trimming, and waxing pubic hair can lead to ingrown hair. This increases the risk for pus-filled bumps called boils. Swollen hair follicles may lead to sebaceous cysts, while blocked Bartholin’s glands might form tender bumps. These conditions aren’t life-threatening, but visit the doctor anyway to avoid infection.
Vagina is an organ that combines the definition of both strength and sensitivity. The dichotomy of this organ makes it vulnerable also. We have...
Sexual desire is a common for adults, and if practiced in a safe environment, can lead to a fulfilling adult life. Adults need to provide support to help pre-teens and teenagers navigate this phase in life. You should have the knowledge of safe sex and the transmission of STDs. Today's technology is growing rapidly and children need to aware of sex and its importance. Knowing when to do it and not because of peer pressure, using contraceptives, and maintaining a good hygiene will allow you to have a healthy sexual life.
some STDs don’t show any symptoms at all, Try to get tested between partners or once every 3 months. You’ll need to let your doctor know that you specifically want to get tested for STDs. Be honest with your doctor about your sex life. The longer the interval from the last time you peed, the better when it comes to urine tests for STDs. You can ask for anonymous testing but results may be shared with health authorities.
Spermicide comes in various forms and is quite an effective way to prevent pregnancy. Though many women use spermicide, they may not be fully aware of its effectiveness, limitations, and side-effects. Spermicide may disrupt the vaginal cell walls and leave you vulnerable to STDs. It may also cause allergies in some people and can irritate the vagina or the penis. Using condoms with spermicide is the best method.
STDs can be caused by viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and ectoparasites. The most common symptom of STDs is itching. Genital warts and herpes (oral and genital) are caused by viruses. Gonorrhea and syphilis are caused by bacteria. Trichomoniasis, caused by protozoa, is more common in women than men. Scabies and pubic lice are caused by parasites.
Chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, HPV, syphilis, and HIV/AIDS are the most common STDs n women. It is estimated that 1 in 20 sexually active women have chlamydia. Similiar to gonorrhea, it has no symptoms. In some cases where women experience symptoms, it could be felt like a urinary tract infection. It is estimated that 90% of women with genital herpes aren’t aware of it.
The hormonal changes are constant for women. The hormone levels are changing every month and with each passing year. Eventually, with years of experience,...
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