About the Illness

Gonorrhoea is spread through sexual contact. Men usually display the first symptoms between 2-5 days after being infected (but it can be up to 3 weeks before symptoms appear). Women seldom show symptoms until at least 7-14 days after infection, and it can take weeks or months before they do. A person who does not show any signs can still pass on the disease to someone else, starting a few days after becoming infected. It is very important to treat this disease properly as it will re-occur if not properly managed. If you have a partner, both of you must be treated, during which time neither of you should have sex.



Common Symptoms

Men: Pain or difficulty in urinating; pus discharge from the penis; sometimes painful swelling of the testicles.

Women: Often there are no symptoms to start with; pain or difficulty in urinating; smelly, yellow discharge; pain in lower  abdomen; severe lower backache.



Children's Issues

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Important Information

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Herbal Therapy

Harrisonia abyssinica Roots & Kigelia africana Bark Tea Boil together 2 handfuls of each ingredient in 4 ltr water for 1 hr and reduce to 2 ltr. Add 1 ltr of Busaa (Traditional African Brew) and drink 1 glass 2x daily for 1 week. This will cause a lot of urination. The pus and infection should clear after 3 days.

Tea/Decoction
 
This is a good method for extracting substances from thick leaves, roots or bark.  
  • Boil 1 handful of plant material together with 1 ltr of water for about 20 minutes.  
  • Try to use a clay pot or stainless steel saucepan. Do NOT use aluminium saucepans as they can react adversely with the medicine.
  • Prepare a fresh decoction every day.  
  • If you need to sweeten the decoction, use honey instead of sugar because honey has more medicinal value than sugar.

[Tea/Decoction]
Good for:Adults Only
Albizia coriaria Bark & Carissa spinarum Root & Euclea divinorum Root & Senna didymobotrya Root Tea  Boil together 1 piece of Euclea divinorum root and 2 pieces each of remaining ingredients in  4 ltr water for 1 hour and reduce to 2 ltr. Drink 1 glass 2x daily for 21 days. The infection will clear after 4-5 days. During this treatment you will experience mild, foamy diarrhoea. There is no need to worry about this.

Tea/Decoction
 
This is a good method for extracting substances from thick leaves, roots or bark.  
  • Boil 1 handful of plant material together with 1 ltr of water for about 20 minutes.  
  • Try to use a clay pot or stainless steel saucepan. Do NOT use aluminium saucepans as they can react adversely with the medicine.
  • Prepare a fresh decoction every day.  
  • If you need to sweeten the decoction, use honey instead of sugar because honey has more medicinal value than sugar.

[Tea/Decoction]
Good for:Adults Only

Food and Nutrition Advice

  • Avoid eating pork and red meat.
  • Avoid dairy products.




Body Work and General Advice

  • Wash your genital area with ash filtrate 1x daily.

To avoid catching or spreading it:
  • Have protected sexual intercourse.
  • Make sure that all your sexual partners receive prompt treatment.
  • If you are infected, do not share your towels with anyone else.