Cervicitis is not in all cases should be treated with antibiotics. Treatment is always selected individually - this depends, first of all, on the root cause of the disease. So, the use of antibiotics in cervicitis is considered appropriate only when the inflammatory process is caused by pathogenic microorganisms. In this case, the choice of a particular antibiotic depends on the species of microbes. For example, cervicitis of Chlamydia nature is to be treated with antibiotics such as macrolides or tetracyclines.
However, not always cervicitis has a bacterial etiology. The cause of the inflammatory process can become fungi - in this case, the doctor will apply treatment with antifungal agents (for example, Flucostat or Diflucan).
In addition, often the development of cervicitis provokes a viral infection - such patients have to undergo treatment with antiviral and immunomodulating medications. Such therapy is longer and more complex.
And one more possible cause of cervicitis is a hormonal disorder. This type of disease is also not subject to antibiotic therapy. It is treated with the use of hormonal drugs, to prevent atrophic changes in the tissues of the genital tract.
If during the diagnosis a specific infectious agent is found in the patient, the therapy should be carried out not only by the woman, but also by her sexual partner, in order to avoid the subsequent repeated relapse.
Antibiotics for chronic cervicitis
To cure chronic form of cervicitis, surgical treatment is often used. However, it is impossible to start surgical methods of influence, without previously eliminating foci of infection in the body. Therefore, the intake of antibiotics is mandatory, both before the cryotherapy, and before the laser treatment procedures.
Antibiotics in this situation are prescribed after the final diagnosis and detection of an infectious agent based on the diagnostic results. Against the background of antibiotic therapy, physiotherapeutic effects and medications that stabilize the body's immune function are often used.
The use of antibiotics in cervicitis and frequent overflow of the disease from acute to chronic process is often associated with the ingress of bacteria into the glands of the cervical canal. In this place, microbes become hard to reach for drug exposure, so there is a high risk of re-infection. And in the case of the presence of other infectious diseases and the weakening of immunity, the recurrence of cervicitis is almost inevitable. For these reasons, the use of antibiotics in cervicitis is particularly recommended for chronic disease