5 main causes of vaginal thrush and how to treat

(STIs), which is transmitted through sexual contact without a condom with someone infected. These diseases are caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses, that can cause lesions that look like a cold sore, as in the case of syphilis, genital herpes or soft cancer.

All STIs have free treatment by SUS and in some of them, if the treatment is done according to the medical advice, it is possible to get a cure. Thus, in the presence of any sign or symptom of STIs, it is recommended to seek a health service for the correct diagnosis and indication of the appropriate treatment.

1. Donovanose

Donovanosis is an STI caused by the Klebsiella granulomatis bacterium  , which is transmitted by unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person and which after 3 days can lead to a swelling in the genital area and when left untreated turns into a sore with the appearance of an easy to bleed sore , but that doesn’t hurt.

How to treat:  The treatment of donovanosis is done in three weeks with antibiotics, such as ceftriaxone, aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones or chloramphenicol, which if used according to medical advice can lead to a cure. During treatment it is recommended to avoid sexual contact until the signs have disappeared.

2. Syphilis 

Syphilis is an STI, caused by the bacterium  Treponema pallidum, and which, approximately 21 to 90 days after infection, forms a cold sore in the outer or inner region of the vagina, with raised and hardened edges, small or medium in size and reddish in color, that when infected it can have a moist appearance that resembles a cold sore that has burst, it doesn’t hurt and usually disappears after a few days. 

How to treat:  The treatment of syphilis is done with injections of an antibiotic called penicillin, whose dose and duration should be recommended by the doctor according to the results of the tests. With proper treatment and following medical recommendations, it is possible to cure syphilis. See  more details on how syphilis treatment is done 

3. Genital herpes  

Genital herpes is an STI caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), and causes mucosal lesions that look like thrush. The appearance of this genital canker can be very similar to those common on the lips, but due to the intimate region being constantly covered, moisture can cause these canker sores to burst, releasing pus and blood.

The cold sore can appear 10 to 15 days after sexual intercourse with the carrier of the virus, which can be transmitted even in the absence of lesions or when they are already healed.

How to treat: Although there is no cure, the treatment of herpes is done with drugs such as acyclovir, valacyclovir or fanciclovir, and lasts on average for 7 days, which helped to close the wounds and control the appearance of others. 

Check out 7 home and natural remedies to relieve herpes .

4. Chlamydia  

Chlamydia is an infection caused by the bacterium  Chlamydia trachomatis  and is transmitted through unprotected sex with an infected person. Vaginal cold sore from chlamydia is actually a swelling that has not been treated and has broken, leaving pus and blood. In some cases it may seem like symptoms such as joint pain, fever and malaise. 

How to treat:  The treatment of chlamydia is done with antibiotics, which can be taken in a single dose or divided into 7 days of treatment such as azithromycin or doxycycline, which are prescribed by the doctor according to each case. With proper treatment it is possible to completely eliminate the bacteria in the body, and this leads to a cure.

5. Cancer mole 

The cold sore caused by the bacterium  Haemophilus ducreyi,  also known as soft cancer, is caught by sexual intercourse with an infected person without using a male or female condom. The soft cancer wound can appear 3 to 10 days after infection, your wound can be painful, small in size with the presence of pus, and in some cases lumps or water may appear in the groin area. Check out other signs of soft cancer other than genital thrush .

How to treat: Treatment is done with antibiotics, such as azithromycin, ceftriaxone, erythromycin or ciprofloxacin, which can be oral and single dose or divided into seven days, in some cases it may be necessary for the treatment to be done by intramuscular injection, the doctor will prescribe the most suitable option for the person.  

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