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You Should Know!
What Is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the
bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. Each year millions of people
around the world contract this ubiquitous STD.
Chlamydia is the most common STD in the United States. The
Centers for Disease Control estimates that around 2.8 million
people are infected annually in the US.
Chlamydia is transmitted through oral, anal, and vaginal sex.
Chlamydia can also be transmitted from mother to newborn
Chlamydia Symptoms In Men
Chlamydia is known as the silent STD.
Often, there are no outward signs and
symptoms associated with the sexually
transmitted infection. Men in particular
are likely to have no overt symptoms of
If there are signs and symptoms present, the most common in
men are burning sensations with urination, a tender scrotum,
and discharge from the urethra.
Chlamydia Symptoms In Women
For women, missing the signs and symptoms can leave a lasting
impact on fertility. Infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease
can result from untreated chlamydia.
Common symptoms of chlamydia in women include: painful
urination, discomfort during sexual intercourse, and unusual
vaginal discharge. In both genders, untreated chlamydia may
spread to nearby organs of the pelvic region.
Who's At Risk?
Anyone who is sexually active is at risk of getting chlamydia.
But, there are certain groups of people more likely to
contract the STD.
Teens and Young Adults
People with Multiple Sex Partners
Illicit Drug Users
Cures for Chlamydia
Since chlamydia is caused by a bacteria,
the sole treatments involve antibiotics.
There are a multitude of antibiotics that
can cure chlamydia.
Luckily, most are affordable and readily
available. However, they cannot be
obtained over the counter. They require
a visit to the doctor for a physical exam and proper
Taken over seven days, erythromycin is the standard treatment
for infants that get chlamydia infections of the eyes during
childbirth. Chlamydial eye infections in newborns can lead to
blindness. Nausea and vomiting are notable side effects
of this medicine.
Doxcycline must be taken over a seven day period. But, it works
very effectively in killing the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria.
Doxycycline is an old drug with a well-known history of working.
It is not to be given to pregnant or nursing women.
This medication offers a fast easy cure for chlamydia.
Azithromycin is taken in a single dose of 4 pills. It's a great option
for those in which medication compliance is an issue. Although
it is derived from erythromycin, azithromycin has a longer half
life than erythromycin. Common side effects of azithromycin
include diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain.
Chemically related to penicillin, amoxicillin is used to treat
pregnant women who have chlamydia. It is usually not given to
other populations besides expectant mothers as there are more
effective choices available.
Levofloxcin is generally not the first line treatment used to heal
chlamydia. Taken once daily for seven days, this drug is typically
more expensive than other antibacterial medications.
Levofloxcin may be given to those who have allergies to more
commonly prescribed cures for chlamydia.
It's best to avoid sexual contact with those known to be
infected with chlamydia. Use condoms to prevent the
spread of the infection.
Limit the number of sexual partners one has. Tell your
partners if you have an STD. Many STDs occur in clusters
and it's not unusual to have more than one STD at a time.
Get tested for all STDs annually.
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