STIs can take on a range of forms. Some bacterial infections, such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia, might not always cause any noticeable symptoms, but can still be spread to others and cause serious complications. Other types, such as herpes and genital warts, are caused by viruses, and can be particularly uncomfortable during a flare-up episode.
How an STI is treated depends on the type of illness it is. Chlamydia is a bacterial infection which is treated with antibiotics. Gonorrhoea, also a bacterial infection, needs to be tackled with a combination of two antibiotics, as resistant strains of the infection mean that the condition can persist in cases where just one is used. In the UK, a combination of an injection and a tablet is the preferred treatment for gonorrhoea; however a combination of tablets might be used where the patient has a phobia of needles.
There are several types of treatment available for herpes, including creams and tablets. These do not cure the condition, but instead help to weaken the virus during periods of activity so that the body can fight off symptoms.
Genital warts are mostly treated using topical solutions and creams, and these also work by attacking the virus which causes symptoms.
Get fast and discreet treatment today
We know that it can be tough seeking treatment for STIs in person. Here at Partner Pharmacy you can access treatment for sexually transmitted infections online. We work with a team of registered doctors who will review your case discreetly, and once your prescription has been approved by them, our pharmacy will ship your treatment within one working day.
Consulting with our doctor
Our doctors work to the highest possible standards, and all consultations are completely confidential. Patients are asked to provide medical details in the form of a questionnaire, which is then assessed by our doctor, who will only issue a prescription if they are satisfied that it is safe to do so.
What are the side effects?
The side effects of STI treatments can vary, depending on which one you are using. Before taking your medication, read the patient information leaflet carefully, and if you notice anything unusual when taking the treatment, notify your nearest doctor or hospital as soon as possible.