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I've chlamydia...what medicine should I take and how should I take?

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kaismama 28 Mar 2014

Your dr will prescribe an antibiotic for you and tell you how to take it.

James Stuart 28 Mar 2014

i didn't expect that answer! thats not helpful for me!

kaismama 28 Mar 2014

What do you expect. Your dr has to prescribe medication. You can't get it otc. This isn't something to play around with and try treating yourself. Doing so can lead to permanent damage.

DzooBaby 28 Mar 2014

It is the best answer though. If you are male, you should see a urologist for treatment. If you are female you should use a gynecologist for treatment. Chlamydia can be easily cured with antibiotic therapy. Antibiotics may be given as a single dose or a 7-day course and only the Doctor can tell you what is best for you. You dont want to try clearing this up on your own. This STD often causes no symtoms and it can be difficult to tell if you are "cured" and if it is not gone, you can infect your sexual partners. One should abstain from sexual intercourse during the 7-day course of antibiotics or for 7 days after the single dose treatment to avoid spreading the infection to others. Azithromycin and doxycycline are antibiotics commonly used to treat chlamydia infection, but other antibiotics may be successfully used as well.

James Stuart 28 Mar 2014

one more question! what'll be the test, I mean how the doc will test me?

DzooBaby 31 Mar 2014

If you are male, they may get a sample of the urethral discharge and then they look under the microscope for the infecting organisms or they may grow them in a petri dish. To collect the sample, a cotton swab is then gently inserted about 3/4 inch into the urethra and turned. To get a good sample, the test should be done at least 2 hours after urinating. In women they will do a pelvic exam and collect discharge in the similar manner as they do PAP smears to check for the organism.

DzooBaby 31 Mar 2014

One of the main reasons to be checked by a doctor is that many STDs have similar symptoms and it is difficult, even for doctors, to tell them apart by symptom assessment only. They HAVE to get a sample to identify the infecting organisms for proper treatment because even though the outward symptoms may be similar, treatments can be very different and you want to get the right treatment for the infection you have asap so it is very important to get a correct diagnosis and get the correct treatment. How do you know it is chlamydia?

masso 28 Mar 2014

Kaismama is right, your Dr. has to treat you.

Here is some information though so you know:

Treatment of Chlamydia
The usual treatment for chlamydia is antibiotics, including tetracyclines, azithromycin, or erythromycin.

You can get chlamydia with gonorrhea or syphilis, so if you have one sexually transmitted infection you must be screened for other sexually transmitted infections as well. All sexual contacts should be screened for chlamydia.

Sexual partners must be treated to prevent passing the infection back and forth. There is no significant immunity following the infection and a person may become repeatedly infected.

A follow-up evaluation may be done in 4 weeks to determine if the infection has been cured.

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