best way to prevent the spread of chlamydia is to use condoms or
dental dams each time you have any type of sex. Doctors will test
for chlamydia by using any number of available methods to extract
penile or cervical discharge or urine. The most common test for the
STD is swabbing the source of infection such as the vagina, throat
and anus. For men, it’s getting a sample of urine.
a positive sign for chlamydia, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics
to clear up the infection. Doctors tend to stick with oral
antibiotics such as doxycycline two times a day for up to seven days
or go with a single dose of azithromycin.
the treatment, people are advised not to have sex for a minimum of
seven days until the medication has been completely used. Doctors
recommend that patients take the entire course of treatment even if
they start to feel better. Failure to take as directed could prolong
the cure, even if you have a single-dose treatment plan.
of the disease means no further possible complications (and cured of
is no over-the-counter medication for the disease. If there was, it
could lead to an increase in resistant chlamydia strains, which would
make it harder for the STD to be treated.
It’s imperative you inform your partner if you’ve been diagnosed
with chlamydia so they may seek treatment as well and lower the
chance of becoming infected once more.
Chlamydia is known as the "silent" STD because the vast majority of people experience no symptoms. It can be easily cured with antibiotics; get tested today if you think you may have been exposed.Get tested for Chlamydia
Symptoms should disappear within 1 to 2 weeks of taking medication. If you're still experiencing symptoms after 2 weeks of treatment, see your doctor immediately.
It is important not to have sex until your symptoms have disappeared and you have completed your medication.
Yes. Chlamydia is easily treated with a course of antibiotics.
Bacterial. Caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium.
Antibiotics. A single dose of Azithromycin or seven daily doses of Doxycycline.
1 to 2 weeks. One to two weeks may be required for symptoms to fully disappear.
No. Sexual activity should be avoided until treatment is successful.
Yes. Re-infection is possible from sexual activity with an infected person.