Chlamydia Treatment Options
The chlamydia symptoms above can be treated. You will need to seek proper testing (more on that below), and there are many treatment options available. The good news is that all you’ll need is an antibiotic in most cases.
Since this is a bacterial infection, the antibiotic will cause all of your symptoms to disappear.
Two main antibiotics are given:
- Azithromycin: Normally provided in a large dose, this antibiotic may also be given for a period of 5 days to clear the infection.
- Doxycycline: Another form of antibiotics, this antibiotic is given in smaller doses twice daily. You’ll be required to take this medication for 5 – 7 days in most cases.
Dosage requirements will be provided to you by your doctor.
It’s important that you do not have sex of any kind at this time as you can still get chlamydia. Following the end of your medication requirements, the antibiotics will continue to fight the infection for up to two weeks.
Keep in mind that chlamydia is cured following the antibiotic treatment. If both you and your partner seek treatment, you’ll be able to live a healthy life, chlamydia-free. But it is important to note that you will not be immune to future infections.
You can get chlamydia again if you do not practice safe sex.
Women are at a higher risk of reinfection and will need to ensure that their partners are treated. Furthermore, women will also be at a higher risk of reproductive complications with each recurring infection.
Before you seek treatment, make sure you actually have chlamydia.