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Doctor insights on: Cephalosporins For The Treatment Of Chlamydia

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What are short treatments for chlamydia?

What are short treatments for chlamydia?

2 grams: 2 grams of Azithromycin taken all in one dose is enough most of the time.

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 tested positive for chlamydia and its found high in the blood what does it mean? Is the person suppose to get on a traetment right away?

You should.: This is likely an std or sexually transmitted disease, and if untreated, it can lead to urethritis, epididymitis, and lymphogranuloma venereum. It is treated with tetracycline or doxycycline. There are other forms like c. Psitticosis from birds and c. Pneumoniae from people that infects the lungs. See your doctor and get treated fast and tell your partner if is an std.

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Can a woman have chlamydia for 8 years and not know? Even though she is going through IVF treatments

Can a woman have chlamydia for 8 years and not know? Even though she is going through IVF treatments

Depends: If you've had a pap smear in the last 8 years, and you're sure they tested for chlamydia, and the test was negative, then it is a new issue. If you haven't been tested for chlamydia before, it's possible to carry it for that long without knowing.

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Can you be immune to chlamydia after multiple infection and treatments?

Can you be immune to chlamydia after multiple infection and treatments?

Don't count on it: Chlamydia is an infectious disease that does not enter your blood and or ever stimulate the immune system to give immunity. It is more like strep throat than it would be the measles. Anytime you are exposed you may get it. Some men can carry it asymptotically for long periods.

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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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I was treated for chlamydia and gonorrhea. How long does it take for the treatments to work?

I was treated for chlamydia and gonorrhea. How long does it take for the treatments to work?

7-10 days: The standard treatments clear the infection in 1-2 days, but symptoms take longer to clear up. Discharge or painful urination usuallly start improving within 2 days, can take 7-10 days to be gone entirely. If things aren't clearing up this soon, return to your doctor to be rechecked. Don't resume sex until at least 7 days have passed, all symptoms are gone, and your partner (s) have been treated.

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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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Burn at the tip of my penis what else can it be and is it serious? Had chlamydia three weeks ago been on three treatments did every test and came back negative what other possibilities are these

Burn at the tip of my penis what else can it be and is it serious? Had chlamydia three weeks ago been on three treatments did every test and came back negative what other possibilities are these

Yeast? Psych?: Already answered once. As discussed there, for sure it isn't chlamydia. Probably no STD at all. If I correctly recall, in your other question you said you had been tested for WBC in your urethra or urine and

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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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If 1g of azithromycin clears up chlamydia up but not all the way what other treatments should II try? Or should I get more grams of azithromycin?

See the doctor: Make sure you took all of your Azithromycin as directed. If you did, and you're still having symptoms, you could have been reinfected with chlamydia or have another different infection. Your doctor can retest you to see if you still have chlamydia, or any new infections. If necessary, he or she will give you the appropriate antibiotics.

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Boy of 6 y: After15d of pain and failed cephalosporin treatment, the diagnosis is appendicitis (esbl) with abcess. An appendectomy is made. Good choice?

Boy of 6 y: After15d of pain and failed cephalosporin treatment, the diagnosis is appendicitis (esbl) with abcess. An appendectomy is made. Good choice?

Potentially: If the diagnosis turns out correct, then appendicitis with an abscess is typically treated by appendectomy. Time will tell ultimately if is correct based upon the findings in surgery. I would discuss with the surgeon any concerns. A ct scan abdomen and pelvis would likely show that finding as well if it is correct.

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So amoxicillin doesn't cure chlamydia?

So amoxicillin doesn't cure chlamydia?

No: Chlamydia requires treatment with azithromycin, because it is what we call an atypical bacteria; Amoxicillin does nothing against it.

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How can I cure chlamydia im not sure I have it and I don't want to go to a doctors office but I think I do so please help me

How can I cure chlamydia im not sure I have it and I don't want to go to a doctors office but I think I do so please help me

Chlamydia: Chlamydia can only be cured with a prescription antibiotic, so you do need to see a doctor - and the sooner the better! Many people who have chlamydia are also infected with other sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, so testing is very important for proper treatment. You may need multiple medications if you have multiple infections. If you are a woman and do not get tested and treated in a timely manner, the infection can spread to your uterus and fallopian tubes (called pelvic inflammatory disease) and can lead to severe illness and infertility. I've attached a website below with more information. Good luck!

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Is there a shot to cure chlamydia?

Is there a shot to cure chlamydia?

No, . ..: There has been no known effective shot for chlamydia infection than oral Azithromycin or doxycycline. More? Ask your doctor for details.

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Hi docs, would 2x 250mg zithoromax cure chlamydia?

Hi docs, would 2x 250mg zithoromax cure chlamydia?

Are you trying to: Self -treat or split meds with someone. The cdc recommends treating chlamydial infections with Azithromycin 1 g orally in a single dose.

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Is there a good cure for chlamydia if 1 dose doesn't cure it?

Is there a good cure for chlamydia if 1 dose doesn't cure it?

Make sure: Usually the single dose is effective. It is also critical that any & every sexual partner of yours gets treated as well, and that you do not have unprotected intercourse with someone with the infection until both parties are treated. There are longer courses of treatment, usually a week of Doxycycline twice a day is very effective as well.

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Can Macrobid cure chlamydia?

Can Macrobid cure chlamydia?

No: Nitrofurantoin, the active ingredient in Macrobid®, is not effective or recommended for treatment of chlamydial infections. The recommended treatments are azithromycin (Zithromax®) or doxycycline, with levofloxacin (Levaquin®) and erythromycin as alternatives.

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more