Gonorrhea in Mouth
Some people think that Sexual Transmitted Disease only occurs in the genitalia. This is not true, because the bacteria can also grow in the different parts of the human body. Gonorrhea for example, this disease can infect genitalia and also mouth. Gonorrhea infection cases rate is always increasing every year. In fact, it is become the most second common types of STD in United States.
Gonorrhea in mouth disease is difficult to detect and can be damaging our health in the long run if it is not treated earlier. It is important for an individual, especially for high risk person, to notices the signs and symptoms of this Sexual Transmitted Disease to prevent serious complication and more hard to get cured. Earlier detection is crucial to get treated for fully heal recovery. The problem, however, is that the symptoms of such condition do not always occur at the onset of the infection.
Many people are not aware that they already got gonorrhea in mouth infection, because it is often does not show any signs or symptoms. The disease is caused by a bacterium named Neisse gonorrhea. It can easily multiply and grows in a warm and damp environment like the genitalia, anus and mouth area. It affects the throat, cervix, urethra, anus and the mouth.
Gonorrhea in mouth usually has 7 to 30 days of the incubation period for men and a much longer duration among women. The most common symptom of Gonorrhea infection in the mouth is swelling of the patient’s throat. This condition often mistaken assumed as a simple case of infection in the throat. That is why; many people do not aware when they have been infected and the disease is stays untreated and continues gradually destroying their mouths. When the infection is spreading to different parts of the human body, it might cause other symptoms. Besides the sore throat, other symptoms of Gonorrhea mouth infection are:
- Swelling of the neck’s lymph nodes
- Painful swallowing
- Sight problem. This is occurred when Gonorrhea has infected the eyes, leading to pain and increased light sensitivity.
Gonorrhea is transmitted from one person to another by direct contact of genitalia or sexual intercourse. The women have bigger risk of being infected compared with men. A lot of people assuming that unprotected oral sex is giving them a safer sex than unprotected anal sex, or vaginal intercourse. In the reality, oral sex activity is also possible for transmitting sexual diseases from their sex partner. The best way to prevent for being infected is by having sexual activity with a single partner. If it is not possible, make sure your partner uses a condom if you are performing oral sex. Also, do not brush or floss your teeth right before having oral sex since it can tear the lining of your mouth and increase your exposure to the bacteria.