A 24-year-old male asked:
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my girlfriend is allergic to antibiotics and has chlamydia are there alternative treatments?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No, needs Meds: Antibiotics are the only way to cure this infection, no alternative treatments are available. It is highly unlikely your girlfriend is allergic to all antibiotics. There are a number of different medications that have very good activity against Chlamydia including doxycycline (a tetracycline) and azithromycin (a macrolide). See Allergist if concerned. Practice safe sex, wear a condom.
Answered on Apr 2, 2015
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
More than one: It is a rare individual that would be allergic to all the antibiotics that can treat chlamydia. I would have her chec with her doc about options.
Answered on Apr 1, 2015

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