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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Chlamydia At Home

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What things can I do to treat chlamydia at home?

What things can I do to treat chlamydia at home?

None: Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that requires antibiotics to resolve it. There are no holistic treatments available for this type of infection. Using condoms can help prevent the spread of the disease. Making sure all partners get treated is very important as well. ...Read more

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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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How long to treat chlamydia?

How long to treat chlamydia?

Usually 1 to 7: Days depending on antibiotic choice. Should not be sexually active until treated for at least 7 days. ...Read more

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How have you successfully treated your chlamydia?

How have you successfully treated your chlamydia?

Personal question!: I've never had chlamydia myself (and if I had, I wouldn't tell you). But I have successfully treated it in my patients. It's not hard to treat. ...Read more

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Can you get treated for chlamydia without a test?

Can you get treated for chlamydia without a test?

Why?: While sometime we would treat for a condition without getting the final, definite diganosis - since the potential benefit outweighs any risk that can be caused by the treatment. And symptoms of Chlamydia can be similiar to several other infections and each requires different treatment so I still out suggest getting tested to determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use garlic to treat chlamydia?

Is it possible for me to use garlic to treat chlamydia?

Not effective.: Treatment for chlamydia include single dose zithromax or 7 day treatment with doxycline, Erythromycin or amoxicillin. It is sometimes treated for 10 days. ...Read more

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If you get treated for chlamydia, will the odor be gone?

If you get treated for chlamydia, will the odor be gone?

Chlamydia: If the vaginal odor is due to chlamydial infection and you are effectively treated it should relieve the malodorous discharge. ...Read more

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Will the treat for chlamydia still work if I crush it up?

Would need to: Know the specific medication. You can either ask your pharmacist about the specific medication or you can clarify and re-ask question on health tap. ...Read more

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Without another exposure can chlamydia return once treated?

Without another exposure can chlamydia return once treated?

Probably not: The treatment for chlamydia is very effective. Most people who have a positive test for chlamydia after being treated have been exposed again and have contracted a new infection. It is important for all of one's sexual partners to be treated in the event of a positive test for an std. ...Read more

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I was treated from having chlamydia. Will I ever get it again?

I was treated from having chlamydia. Will I ever get it again?

Yes: If you are sexually active with multiple partners, you are likely to get another infection. Any exposure to a partner with chlamydia could result in another infection. You do not become immune to chlamydia. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chlamydia to go away after being treated?

How long does it take for chlamydia to go away after being treated?

About 7 days: It takes 7 days after the treatment to be cured and you can resume sex, as long as both partners are treated. Otherwise the recurrences may happen. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of chlamydia to look for after you have been treated?

What are symptoms of chlamydia to look for after you have been treated?

Chlamydia after tx: Dysuria/discharge/hematuria/urethral irritation (eg "itching")/....Or even no symptoms - pts can have an infection and be asymptomatic! ...Read more

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Would it be feasible if you get treated for chlamydia and it doesn't work?

Would it be feasible if you get treated for chlamydia and it doesn't work?

Yes: Yes, especially if you miss doses of Doxycycline or have sexual activity with an infected partner. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if chlamydia is treated but still have symptoms?

Could you tell me what happens if chlamydia is treated but still have symptoms?

Most will have no SX: Most will have no symptoms. Even if a women has fallopian tube scarring, it is usually asymptomatic after treatment. I believe that guilt of having acquired a venereal disease can be the cause of much symptomatology! ...Read more

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Could sex with my partner while being treated for chlamydia stop us from being cured?

Could sex with my partner while being treated for chlamydia stop us from being cured?

Quite possibly: The chlamydia can be spread back and forth between partners - wait at least 7 days (with either one week or one dose treatment). ...Read more

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If you tell your Dr that your partner has chlamydia can they treat you without a test?

It depends.: Physicians have a spectrum of different approaches to treatment based on association. One school of thought, when it comes to STI's, is that a generous approach to treatment of any symptomatic partner will help "stamp out" bad diseases. Many docs stringently require face-to-face prior to any medication. If you are pregnant, as per your profile, you should definitely see your OB with this question! ...Read more

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I have been treated for 8 months for chlamydia. My symptoms won't go away. What do I do?

Here are some. ..: Being not symptomatically improved despite having repeatedly taken antibiotics over 8 months would raise the question if your Sx is truly related with chlamydia trachomatis. So, one needs to delve into deeper layer of causes for producing your symptoms such as those related with non-infection bladder issue or referring pain, etc. So, with these in mind, see and work with Doc for a more productive. ...Read more

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If my male partner and I both get treated for chlamydia, can it reoccur without infidelity?

No: As long as the chlamydia was completely treated, it should not come back. If you are having symptoms, please talk to your doctor. You may require treatment for BV or gonorrhea. ...Read more

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If you have had chlamydia 2 times but got treated can that make you not be able to have kids?

If you have had chlamydia 2 times but got treated can that make you not be able to have kids?

Maybe/not: Depends. If it was aggressive and attacked your Fallopian tubes early there is an increased risk of tubal pregnancy or tubal failure. This is rare if treated early. If you found out your tubes didn't work well you could bypass them with IVF and still have babies if your ovaries are healthy. ...Read more

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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