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Does Azithromycin Always Work For Chlamydia
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
About 1 week: If you have had oral sex with someone who has chlamydia, you may get this infection in your throat, which can lead to painful swallowing, cough, and fever. Killing the bacteria happens very quickly after the med is taken. In general, it is best to wait 1 to 2 weeks after the medication is taken to make sure bacteria are successfully treated. If symptoms persist after 1 week, contact your Doc. ...Read more
It can: Prostatitis is best treated with an antibiotic which penetrates well into this gland. They are trimethoprim/sulfa (septra/bactrim), quinolones(cipro/levoquin) and chloramphenicol. If the infecting organism is susceptible to t/s or a quinolone these would be the best choice. If for example the infecting organism is an enterococcus, resistant to those antibiotics, Amoxicillin would be the choice. ...Read more
You Need to wait : At least 7 days after start of treatment (or wait until completion of treatment if that period is longer) before you can have sexual activity. ...Read more
Not long at all but: ...the damage that Gonorrhea can cause reproductive tract could linger...indefinitely. Some doctors advise a repeat test (test of cure) about 3 weeks after treatment to be sure it's cleared. Infection doesn't make you immune to repeat infection, so be extra careful protecting yourself against re-infection. Condoms, partner testing and "monogamy "are your best defenses. Wishing u well! Dr. Anne ...Read more
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. ...Read more
How long does it take for pid to be cleared up after only having it for 2 weeks? Taking azithromycin for chlamydia. At risk for infertility?
I tested negative for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and took Azithromycin on 12/24 evening, how long does it take for dysuria symptoms to resolve? Thanks!
Soon, maybe: It is very unlikely that Chlamydia or Gonorrhea would cause dysuria, so this might be a bladder (urinary tract) infection. There are also other possibilities, none of which can be properly evaluated without an exam. IF it is a bladder infection and IF it is sensitive to azithromycin then you should be feeling better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have taken azithromycin for chlamydia and in parallel to it a five day treatment for fungul infection, can it affect chlamydia treatment
Does treatment for yeast infection and BV interfere with STI swab test? When can I get tested for it to be accurate?
No interference: There's no interference with gonorrhea or chlamydia testing. It used to be a problem when testing was by culture; preseratives in vaginal medications could interfere. Nowadays testing is by DNA detection, with which there is no interference at all. However, metronidazole for BV also cures trich, so no point in testing for it. BV is more common in women with STDs, so don't delay testing. Good luck! ...Read more
Need: Need more information about what antibiotics you are on now, for what reason and what infection do you have it in the mouth ? ...Read more
After taking azithromycin how long does it take for chlamydia to clear up for a follow up test to show negative?
Azithromycin...: ...kills chlamydia within a couple of days. However, it can take up to 3 weeks for testing to become negative. Do not get tested sooner than 3 weeks; the test result could be misleading. ...Read more
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
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more
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