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Is there a gonorrhea treatment available over the counter?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 2, 2022.

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Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection which needs to be treated with a course of antibiotics, which are prescription only. Therefore you will need to see your doctor or visit a clinic. They will usually to do a test to confirm which infection you have so they can prescribed the correct antibiotics.

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