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How to treat chlamydia at home

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
STI treatment: For sure you do not have active chlamydia while taking these antibiotics, and probably not gonorrhea. Mycoplasma genitalium is not yet known to cause ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Why the risk: Chlamydia is a significant germ that deserves proper detection for both the individual and anyone that person has had sex with. A person can have it w... Read More
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Dr. Minghsun Liu
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Why?: While sometime we would treat for a condition without getting the final, definite diganosis - since the potential benefit outweighs any risk that can ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
I would treat: If a patient told me that his or her partner had been diagnosed with chlamydia I would treat without a test.
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Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 15 years experience
It depends. : Physicians have a spectrum of different approaches to treatment based on association. One school of thought, when it comes to STI's, is that a generou... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 22 years experience
Yes: Chlamydia is a bacterial infection. You could start an antibiotic prior to a known infection risk but why risk that kind of exposure?
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Wait 4 weeks: You should wait a month before repeating the test. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/chlamydial... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by her doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to her, perform an examination and possibly run lab... Read More
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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Maybe: Chlamydia can cause infertility by blocking the tubes, but 1) you're not necessarily infertile; 2) there are many causes of infertility. If you keep f... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
No: You probably also have bacterial vaginosis, discuss these symptoms and treatment with your health care provider . It is best to defer intercourse unti... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 46 years experience
See answer: It is recommended to abstain from sexual contact for 7 days after treatment for Chlamydia. Oral transmission of Chlamydia can and does occur but is le... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends on brand: There are a few over the counter brands now offering home chlamydia tests. Reports indicate they are quite accurate. Of course if positive you still n... Read More
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