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Doxycycline Used To Treat 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
No: The confusion is people hear about an std that sounds similar--chlamydia trachomatis-- being treated w/ azithromycin. This infection is not the same as trichomonas vaginalis. Trichomoniasis cannot be cured w/ Azithromycin & must be rx'd w/ Metronidazole or tinidazole 'trich' can lead to premature delivery, low birth weight, stillbirth, neonatal death, HIV transmission, pid, prostatitis, other risks. ...Read more
Sometimes: There are more resistant strains of chlamydia so not all are sensitive to the fluoroquinones. ...Read more
No: Check out http://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/chlamydia.htm for antibiotic options to treat chlamydia. Don't place yourself in harms way ie don't have sex until completed 7d course of appropriate antibiotics AND partner has been treated (http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm). Better yet, make him wear a condom & wrap it up each & every time. ...Read more
No: Metronidazole is not recommended for treatment of gonorrhea. The cdc has recommended certain cephalosporin antibiotics as gonorrhea is becoming more resistant to previously used drugs. See this link for more info: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/gonorrhea-treatment-guidelines-factsheet.Pdf. ...Read more
Minimal help: The emergence of strains of gonorrhea resistant to the penicillin group of meds in the late 70's make this a poor choice.Amoxicillin may have some effect on the gc and is rarely used for chlamydia. The standard treatment for a dual infection is doxycycline+azithromycin. See www.Cdc.Gov/std/treatment/2010/gonococcal-infections.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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