Treatment of Mycoplasma Genitalium

Once diagnosed, the treatment of Mycoplasma Genitalium is usually not complicated and the infection generally responds well to antibiotics. It is important for the health care provider to test for other causes of the patient’s symptoms as incorrect treatment could also contribute towards resistance. Other conditions which the patient has should also be optimally managed. This is especially important in patients who have diabetes and HIV.

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    The antibiotics used for the treatment of Mycoplasmosis are Azithromycin, Doxycycline, Erythromycin, Ofloxacin and Levofloxacin

  • Antibiotics

The antibiotics used for the treatment of Mycoplasmosis are Azithromycin, Doxycycline, Erythromycin, Ofloxacin and Levofloxacin. Some doctors prescribe a single dose of antibiotics. Studies have shown that a 5 day course of antibiotic treatment is more effective than a single dose. It is important for patients to take treatment correctly and to finish the prescribe regime as there is concern that Mycoplasma Genitalium may soon develop resistance to antibiotics. Studies regarding the treatment of Mycoplasmosis are ongoing. It is therefore important for the healthcare provider to stay up to date with the latest treatment guidelines.

  • Avoid Sex

Sexual intercourse should be avoided for one week after treatment has been completed. It is important that sexual partners are also treated or otherwise the infection can just be acquired again.

  • Analgesia and anti-inflammatory medication

For symptomatic relief the patient may be treated with pain medication and anti-inflammatory medication. This may temporarily relieve symptoms.

  • Repeat Urine Sample

One month after treatment it is important to be retested for Mycoplasmosis to ensure that the infection was successfully treated with antibiotics. Certain antibiotics are not always successful and another course of antibiotics may be necessary.

  • Treatment of sexual partners

In a confirmed case of Mycoplasma Genitalium it is important that all recent sexual partners are notified and also treated for mycoplasmosis.

  • Living a healthy lifestyle

Living a generally healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet, enough exercise and not too much stress will boost the body’s immune system and help the body to heal an infection easier.

Prevention of Mycoplasma Genitalium

Mycoplasma Genitalium is a sexually transmitted disease and can therefore be prevented with the same strategies that are used to prevent other sexually transmitted diseases. Mycoplasma Genitalium is a common STD but is not as well-known as other infections.

    Safe sex - is the best way to prevent mycoplasmosis

    Safe sex -the best eay to prevent mycoplasmosis

  • Condom Use

Although condom use is not totally reliable in preventing mycoplasma genitalium it does play a role in reducing the risk of contracting the infection.

  • No sharing sex toys

Sex toys should never be shared as this can lead to many sexually transmitted diseases being spread.

  • Avoid multiple sexual partners

Multiple sexual partners should be avoided as it increases ones risk of contracting Mycoplasma Genitalium as well as other sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Get tested and treated for other sexually transmitted diseases

Having one sexually transmitted disease puts one at risk of contracting another sexually transmitted disease more easily. That is why it is important for a person who is at risk to see a medical professional regularly to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases.

Cases of Mycoplasma Genitalium infection are increasing. It is an important emerging sexually transmitted disease. It is vital that people are made aware of this infection and that they are tested and treated if they are at risk of contracting the disease. If Mycoplasma Genitalium is not adequately treated it may lead to persistent urogenital tract inflammation and increase a person’s chances of contracting HIV. If identified early, Mycoplasma Genitalium can be effectively treated.