Microplasmosis is a very common sexually transmitted disease. After infection with microplasmosis, a person may not have any symptoms for a long time, however, when the first symptoms of microplasmosis appear, you should immediately consult a venereologist. The treatment of the disease must be approached with all responsibility, especially for persons who are soon planning a pregnancy. It’s just that microplasma is a conditionally pathogenic agent, that is, an infected person can live his whole life without any special manifestations of the disease. Although in some cases, clinical symptoms of an infectious disease begin to appear almost immediately after infection.
Do I need treatment for microplasmosis?
In order for the answer to this question to become obvious, it is enough just to consider the complications caused by persistent, untreated and progressive microplasmosis disease:
- the development of pyelonephritis – inflammation of the calyx-pelvic system of the kidneys, as well as rheumatic diseases – disorders in the functioning of the immune system, which by mistake begins to attack the body’s own tissues;
- chronic urethritis, vaginitis, adnexitis, as a result of which a woman may become infertile;
- damage to the prostate, testicles, seminal vesicles also leading to infertility – in a man.
How is microplasmosis treated?
Treatment of microplasmosis is complex, it can be carried out both separately by a venereologist, and in conjunction with other specialists, for example, an immunologist and a gastroenterologist.
Antibacterial treatment. Antibiotics are prescribed by a venereologist. Usually, antibiotics of two groups are used to treat microplasmosis – fluoroquinolones and doxycycline. Treatment is individually selected by a specialist for each patient. Any prescribed treatment must necessarily be preceded by serological diagnostics, which makes it possible to determine the activity of the infection at the time of the start of treatment, as well as during its course and completion. This method helps to establish the cure of the patient from the disease.
Immunostimulation. In relation to this agent, the patient does not develop specific immunity, however, the effectiveness of treatment largely depends on the state of the patient’s immune system at the time of treatment. Therefore, in addition to the main therapy, immunostimulation can be used, using various vitamins, dietary supplements and immunostimulating agents.
Restoration of intestinal microflora and genital tract. This is the final stage in the treatment of microplasmosis. Antibiotics have a negative effect not only on the microplasma, but on the whole organism as a whole. After such treatment, the damaged beneficial microflora must be restored with special preparations from the eubiotic group.
It should be remembered that when treating one partner, the other partner must also be treated if they have had sex without using a condom. It is recommended to refrain from sexual activity during treatment.
What to do after a course of treatment?
After completing the course of treatment for microplasmosis, the doctor must diagnose its cure. This may require the patient to reapply to the specialist who prescribed the treatment for the disease. Typically, patients are assigned a serological test or laboratory diagnosis by PCR. These methods show true results one month after the end of the course of treatment.