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I'm allergic to penicillin, can I still get effective antibiotic treatment for chlamydia?

I'm allergic to penicillin, can I still get effective antibiotic treatment for chlamydia?

Penicillin is not #1: Penicillin is not useful in chlamydial infections. So you shouldn't worry. But prevention (condom) is the best way to keep from needing recurring cycles of antibiotics. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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If I have an std, like gonorrhea or chlamydia, and happen to be allergic to penicillin, what antibiotic can I take?

If I have an std, like gonorrhea or chlamydia, and happen to be allergic to penicillin, what antibiotic can I take?

Rocephin&Zithromax/t: We do not use penicillin to treat gonorrhea due to resistance to penicillin. We use a shot of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) which is a cephalosporin, or cefexime asingle dose of 400mgm by mouth
or spectomycine can be used 2gm single doseim. But specticomycine is not available in us
for chlamydia we use single dose of zithromax 1gm or vibramycine for 10 days. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is allergic to antibiotics and has chlamydia are there alternative treatments?

My girlfriend is allergic to antibiotics and has chlamydia are there alternative treatments?

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. ...Read more

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If your affected with chlamydia can you spread it to your partner if You receive oral sex if so are there other treatments than antibiotics?

If your affected with chlamydia can you spread it to your partner if You receive oral sex if so are there other treatments than antibiotics?

Maybe and no: Did you have a positive test for chlamydia or otherwise think you have it? If so, you should not be having sex at all until treated or cured. That said, chlamydia doesn't take well to the mouth and throat, and your partner probably wouldn't be infected. But it could happen and your partner should be examined and tested. Only antibiotics will clear chlamydia; there are no other treatments. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea and chlamydia came back, I am now wondering if the antibiotic treatments have failed or if I have something else?

Gonorrhea and chlamydia came back, I am now wondering if the antibiotic treatments have failed or if I have something else?

Reinfection: The most common reason an std returns is because someone re-infected you. Your same partner or a new partner. If you have gonorrhea and chlamydia, all of your partner (s) needs to complete antibiotics too. There are some cases of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, but those aren't widespread yet. Make sure that on your retreatment, both you and your partner (s) complete entire antibiotic therapy! ...Read more

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3 years ago, I had chlamydia. Got penicillin shot, and 2 weeks of twice daily doxycycline. The first 4 days, I puked after first pill. Should I worry?

3 years ago, I had chlamydia. Got penicillin shot, and 2 weeks of twice daily doxycycline. The first 4 days, I puked after first pill. Should I worry?

No: Nausea and vomiting are unfortunate side effects of antibiotics. Doxycycline is one of the antibiotics that can commonly have that side effect in some people. Make sure that you do not mention it as an allergy but rather side effect since it could limit useful antibiotics used commonly for various infections. ...Read more

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I think I have chlamydia. Which antibiotics can I buy to cure it...?

I think I have chlamydia. Which antibiotics can I buy to cure it...?

Azithro, doxy: You're in Ukraine, right? Get professionally evaluated if possible. Chlamydia, nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), and to some extent gonorrhea cause similar symptoms, and gonorrhea requires different treatment. The main treatments for chlamydia and NGU are azithromycin 1 gram, single dose; or doxycycline (or another tetracycline) for 7 days. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for antibiotics to cure chlamydia in 38 week of pregnancy?

How long is it supposed to it take for antibiotics to cure chlamydia in 38 week of pregnancy?

ONE TO TWO WEEKS: After taking the full course of antibiotics like 2 gram of azithromycine it may take 1to2 weeks to clear the infection completely. If you deliver the baby before that the baby has increased risk of conjunctivitis and pneumonia even if delivered by C-section and has to be promptly treated for that.
Before you resume sex your sexual partner also needs to be treated for it. ...Read more

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Does the metronidazole antibiotic cure BV and chlamydia?

Not both: Metronidazole will often cure BV (bacterial vaginosis). It is ineffective against chlamydia. For this you will need a different antibiotic, such as azithromycin, doxycycline, eryhromycin, or uncommonly Levofloxacin and ofloxacin. See your clinician for an appropriate prescription. ...Read more

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Do some women get rid of chlamydia on their own, or must everyone get antibiotics to cure it?

Do some women get rid of chlamydia on their own, or must everyone get antibiotics to cure it?

Need antibiotics: Not only do you need antibiotics to cure it but all partners you have had need to be treated. Left untreated chlamydia infections can lead to infertility due to scarring of the fallopian tubes. Also if not treated you will spread the infection to future partners. Males are often asymptomatic or only have brief symptoms of burning on urination. Untreated males will also spread the infection. ...Read more

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Negative for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Still discharge and pain in vagina. Feel need to pee. Bv test showed staph. 4 different antibiotics and no cure?

Negative for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Still discharge and pain in vagina. Feel need to pee. Bv test showed staph. 4 different antibiotics and no cure?

Herpes?: This is too complex for a clear on this sort of forum. Keep working with your doctors. If not under the care of a genitourinary medicine (GUM) or infectious diseases specialist, that might be worthwhile. Also, make sure you were tested for herpes, which could cause such symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can azithromycin 5-day pack cure UTI, Chlamydia & Strep throat all at one time? If I have all 3 at one time will this antibiotic kill all at one time?

Can azithromycin 5-day pack cure UTI, Chlamydia & Strep throat all at one time? If I have all 3 at one time will this antibiotic kill all at one time?

Uti: No it will not help with all three and if you take the wrong dose it will not help with any so visit a health care worker ...Read more

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I took azithromycin for chlamydia on sept 21st. On oct 13th I took a test of cure and it was still positive. Did I wait too soon to take the test? Why didn't the anti biotics work?

I took azithromycin for chlamydia on sept 21st. On oct 13th I took a test of cure and it was still positive. Did I wait too soon to take the test? Why didn't the anti biotics work?

Abstnence: Abstinence and partner treatment eliminates failure. But azithro resistance bug possibility is there. See PMD for different and complete approach. ...Read more

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I am six months pregnant, I found out I was positive for chlamydia. I took the one dose treatment and my boyfriend took antibiotics plus he got a shot?

The shot?: The shot was most likely ceftriaxone - it's the treatment for gonorrhea. Those infections tend to coexist. I'm thinking maybe that's the question you're asking? Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does treatment for chlamydia last? How long do I have to take antibiotics for chlamydia? When I've finished the medication, is the chlamydia gone for good? .

How long does treatment for chlamydia last? How long do I have to take antibiotics for chlamydia? When I've finished the medication, is the chlamydia gone for good? .

Chlamydia: Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics. It is often treated with one dose of Azithromycin or Doxycycline twice a day for seven days. People with chlamydia should abstain from sexual intercourse for seven days after either treatment, to prevent spreading the infection to partners. ...Read more

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I took the antibiotic Azithromycin for chlamydia and on the 6th day my partner and I had sex is it cured my partner gotten treatment for it too

I took the antibiotic Azithromycin for chlamydia and on the 6th day my partner and I had sex is it cured my partner gotten treatment for it too

Not certain: Treatment for Chlamydia include single dose Zithromax or 7 day treatment with doxycline, Erythromycin or Amoxicillin. It is sometimes treated for 10 days.
Were you and your partner not told to abstain from sex for 7 days? ...Read more

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If I have taken the antibiotics for the treatment of Chlamydia, how long does it take for the itch to be relieved? It has been at least 6 days.

If I have taken the antibiotics for the treatment of Chlamydia, how long does it take for the itch to be relieved? It has been at least 6 days.

If it was the: Proper treatment for Chlamydia, then the infection should be completely improved by now. The itching should be better after the 3rd or 4th day. If you still have itching, chances are you may have another infection. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I took some antibiotics about two day ago now to treat chlamydia, I have never had any sytoms before but after takeing the treatment I have had white/creamy coloured discharge coming out and My vagina is itchy is this normal?

I took some antibiotics about two day ago now to treat chlamydia, I have never had any sytoms before but after takeing the treatment I have had white/creamy coloured discharge coming out and My vagina is itchy is this normal?

Vaginal discharge: It is likely the antibiotics altered the flora of your vagina and from your description this sounds like a yeast infection. See your doctor for confirmation if you can, otherwise you can buy a diflucan (fluconazole) tablet at the pharmacy which should help. ...Read more

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Is there any better antibiotic rather than azithromycin for chlamydia treatment? Doc can't manage this infection after 6 month azithromycin treatment.

Is there any better antibiotic rather than azithromycin for chlamydia treatment? Doc can't manage this infection after 6 month azithromycin treatment.

Yes: There are other antibiotics to treat chlamydia. The choice of antibiotic depends on your allergies. Your partners also need to be treated, as that is the most common reason for treatment failure. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the treatment to cure it 100% and how long do we have to wait to have sex again? Ok my girlfriend was told that she had an early case of chlamydia, and her doctor gave her the antibiotics to get treated. She took them last wedne

How long does it take for the treatment to cure it 100% and how long do we have to wait to have sex again? Ok my girlfriend was told that she had an early case of chlamydia, and her doctor gave her the antibiotics to get treated. She took them last wedne

You: You should not have sex until 7 days after you both were treated. If you both were treated with the single dose antibiotic last wednesday, then you can have sex again this wednesday without fear of re-infection. If you were on the 10 day course of antibiotics, then you have to wait 7 days from when you finished the antibiotics. Below, I linked to a website from the center for disease control that gives more in-depth information about chlamydia. ...Read more

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Has my antibiotic treatment for gonorrhea and chlamydia failed or is it something else? Treated twice after symptoms came back. Maybe prostatits or utheritis? Ball pain, penis ache, uthera pain.

Was partner treated: Even though you have been treated, if you partner is not treated you may always get the same symptoms and infection. Make sure both of you get the treatment! ...Read more

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As treatment for chlamydia the doctor give me antibiotics (azithromycin). Now I have loose stool for months, what causes my loose stool?

As treatment for chlamydia the doctor give me antibiotics (azithromycin). Now I have loose stool for months, what causes my loose stool?

Could be related: All antibiotics can cause a type diarrhea called c difficile, you need to be checked for this. It is typically done with a stool sample. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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