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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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