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Maybe: There are different types of chlamydia. A type called chlamydia pneumoniae has been found to infect neural tissue and joints. But i suspect you're asking about chlamydia trachomatis which hasn't been reported to infect the heart or brain. Although it does commonly cause eye infections that can lead to blindness. The question of resistance is tricky since there is a very high reinfection rate. ...Read more
When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more
Not at all: If you use these for this you will just piss away the drug and it will do nothing but delay your getting proper treatment.If you are assuming this is what you have, be aware that there are at least a dozed diseases that can pass through sexual contact.Some can be much worse than either chlamydia or gonorrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does antibiotic resistance transfer from different antibiotics? doxy regime is partially completed. 1g azithromicin is taken. Doxy resist carry over?
Things to consider: Germs have a short life cycle, reproducing in minutes to hours, living hours to days. Short life cycles allow for new generations to form and pass on mutations that occur in response to drug exposure. Some mutate a lot, some not so much. Superbugs often arise if people self treat viruses with unneeded antibiotics but the exposure can trigger changes in any bacteria not killed at the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How could a multi-drug resistant (including ceftriaxone resistant) strains of n. gonorrhea be treated?
Gonnorrhoea: There are increasingly resistant strains of Gonorrhoea reported in many part of the world, including in the U.S. As such, combination therapy is advised for most cases. If resistant to Ceftriaxone, there are alternative choices, but this is best discussed with your provider or an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
Hard to say: Gonorrhea can be resistant to any penicillin like antibiotic, including Augmentin. Chlamydia is also resistant to Augmentin. If you believe you have acquired one or both of these you need proper testing to see what if any you have along with any others that may be present. Treatment if needed can be based on what is found & use effective drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They Adapt!: Antibiotic resistance is a type of drug resistance where the bacteria no longer are succeptible to the drug. This usually occurs when the microorganism mutates its dna to be able to "inactivate" the medication. This is a type of "natural selection" amoung the bacteria. This is a real threat to medicine today. The overuse of certain antibiotics has contributed to this. ...Read more
It may: But you need to do sensitivity testing against the particular strain of organism isolated, and with the increasing frequency of resistance development this is an essential component of management. ...Read more