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how long does the treatment for trachoma last? are you still contagious even after starting the antibiotic (not finished yet)?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Azithromycin 1 dose: Trachoma is effectively treated with a single 1 g dose of azithromycin by mouth. It can also be treated with tetracycline ophthalmic ointment, but this requires 6 weeks treatment, so why bother? As for other chlamydial infections, probably doxycycline or minocycline twice daily for a week would be effective, but these have not been studied.
Answered on Apr 28, 2019
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