Rare flesh-eating STD is on the rise in the United Kingdom. It has been understood that this disease to be restricted to certain regions but has recently become more prevalent in the UK.
After months of coronavirus restrictions, Brits are exercising their freedom. How they have been doing it is somewhat cause for concern.
Since restrictions have been eased, as much as a 100% increase in STD infections have been reported.
This sexually transmitted disease called Donovanosis causes beefy red ulcers to appear on the genitals as well as the anal area. As the ulcers start to develop, it is very much prone to bleeding and can be painful.
While this disease can be harmful and dangerous if left untreated, symptoms may only start to surface after a month of contracting this infection. In addition, this disease is generally passed on from one infected patient to another during sexual intercourse.
However, the disease can be picked up through skin-to-skin contact. Those infected also increase the chances of getting and spreading HIV.
Health practitioners such as Dr. Shree data and Dr. Karan Raj emphasize how health-threatening this disease is. Encouraging listeners and readers alike to use protection during sexual acts as well as abstaining from sex.
While the disease is called ‘flesh eating’, it does not literally eat at the flesh. This references the raw or beefy ulcers that cause the skin to look decayed.
So how do you know you the disease?
Dr. Shree warns that men may get it worse than women if infected. Individuals should check themselves out at a hospital as soon as they notice these common symptoms below.
For women, common symptoms include bleeding during or after sex, pain during sex, bleeding between periods, pain in your abdomen yellow or green discharge from your vagina, or discharge that smells.
For men, symptoms include pain in the testicles and discharge from the penis.
Symptoms that occur in both men and women include pain when passing urine, itching burning, or tingling around your genitals, blisters, sores, spots or lumps around your genitals or anus, and black powder or tiny white droppings in your underwear.
“To find out if you have this to test will involve skin scrapings and a blood test.”