STD Clinics and Information

By: John Doe

Pubic Lice

Pubic lice, or crabs, is a parasitic infestation in the pubic region. They can occasionally be found on other parts of the body such as: the eyelashes/eyebrows, the armpits, the scalp, and any other part of the body covered in hair. These bugs are big enough for the human eye to see, so it can be treated easily if found quickly. There are three different kinds of pubic lice; the egg or nit, usually small ovular shape, white or yellowish, and attached to the hair shaft. The Nymph which is a hatched egg, it heavily resembles the adult version of the lice, but much smaller. It will need to feed on blood to survive, they are small and grayish-yellowish so fairly easy to notice. Then there is the Adult pubic louse. It heavily resembles a crab, thus the nickname crabs. Female laying louse are larger than any male louse, and need more blood. If a louse falls off of the host, it will die in 1-2 days, depending on age, size, and how often it fed.

Diagnosage and Treatment (Pubic Lice)

It can be easily diagnosed and treated with a doctor. Before visiting a doctor, be sure that you see crawling lice, or nits. Nit are often easier to locate because they do not move around as often as other matured lice. The lice will rarely move when it have found a region to nest, and it will often attach to multiple hairs as to be secured. Although they are large enough to be seen through the naked eye, a magnifying lens may be necessary to locate the louse.
An easy cure to pubic lice is a lice killing lotion containing 1% permethrin or a mousse containing pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide. These are over the counter medications that do not need prescription for. Be sure to use the exact instructions on the bottle to stay safe and keep it effective.
Lindane shampoo can also be effective in killing pubic lice, but must be prescribed by a doctor as it can be toxic if not used correctly. It is considered toxic to the brain and other parts of the nervous system.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial STD that can be easily cured if treated immediately. It is a bacterial STD that can infect both men and women, if left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to the reproductive system. It can potentially cause fatal ectopic pregnancy. It can damage the reproductive organs to the point that you can not reproduce.

Diagnosis and Treatment (Chlamydia)

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the United States because it has virtually no symptoms. When people do get tested, they should talk to everyone that they had sexual actions with in the last 6 months, they will need to be tested. It can damage your reproductive system with out a person even knowing. Symptoms may show up about three weeks after intercourse with an infected partner. Symptoms in women can be, but are not limited to, an abnormal vaginal discharge or a burning sensation when urinating. Symptoms in men can be, but are not limited to, penile discharge, a burning sensation when urinating, pain or swelling in one or both testicles.
It can be cured with the right treatment, but it is important to consume all the prescribed medication to be sure it is effective. If untreated for too long, it may cause PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease), which can cause permanent damage to the ovaries.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a viral STD, which means that once you have it, it can not go away. Viral STD's can be slowed with special medication, but will never be fully cured. Hepatitis is currently one of the leading causes liver cancer and the most common reason for a liver transplant. This is because it is inflammation in the liver. There are many different types of hepatitis, from A-E, but the most common ones are A-C. 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis, but many of them don't even know that they are infected.

Diagnosage and Treatment (Hepatitis)

Symptoms of Hepatitis C can be, but are not limited to, fatigue, joint pain, belly pain, itchy skin, sore muscles, dark urine, or jaundice (a condition where the eyes and/or skin become yellowish). Hepatitis may cause cirrhosis, which is an infection in the liver. You may notice small blood vessels becoming enlarged in the hands or other parts of the body.
Although they are no real cures to Hepatitis, they are new developing drugs making the odds of beating the disease better. The newest of the medications is Olysio and Sovaldi. These medications are combined with the older ones to make fighting the disease easier and faster.
To obtain these medications, you must first test positive for the disease, then a doctor will prescribe the medication to you.

Treatment Centers

Planned Parenthood
850 Orchard St, Iowa City, IA 52246
Website: r.ppfa.org
Phone Number: (877) 811-7526
Informed Choices Medical Clinic
821 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240
Website: informedmedchoicesclinic.com
Phone Number: (319) 337-0575