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can i get rid of chlamydia with probiotics? i really don't want to use antibiotics.

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Dr. Cynthia Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Chlamydia: No! See your PCP or Gyn. You and your partner need prompt treatment. Always use condoms to protect against this and other sexually transmitted infections.

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