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Me and my spouse took a 1 dose treatment for chlamydia, but had sex on the 7th day instead of waiting for the day to pass. Will we get infected again?

Me and my spouse took a 1 dose treatment for chlamydia, but had sex on the 7th day instead of waiting for the day to pass. Will we get infected again?

Chlamydia: Nope. Who ever told you the seven day rule for zithromax is out of date and perhaps not an std expert. You are not contagious in this scenario 48 hours after taking zithromax. ...Read more

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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Is is safe to take 2g azithromycin at one dose for chlamydia treatment?

Is is safe to take 2g azithromycin at one dose for chlamydia treatment?

Probably: Single doses of Azithromycin for various stds range from 1 to 2 grams. Aslong as you are not allergic this this class of antibiotics, the most you may expect is GI distress including nausea, diarrhea.Etc. ...Read more

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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. ...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. ...Read more

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Are treatments the same for vaginal and anal chlamydia for a woman?

Are treatments the same for vaginal and anal chlamydia for a woman?

Yes: The treatment is basically the same and partner treatment is just as important. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 tested negative for WBC in your urethra or urine, so probably no infection. Possibly yeast, esp if uncircumcised. Often this problem is psychological. Almost certainly not serious; you should resume sex with your regular partner if you have one. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My partner said he tested pos for chlamydia and he took a one time dose to cure it...I went to ER and they gave me Flagyl 2 gram and doxycycline 100mg and a rosefin shot just incase...No results yet but i woudl like to know if Flagyl cures chlamydia becau

My partner said he tested pos for chlamydia and he took a one time dose to cure it...I went to ER and they gave me Flagyl 2 gram and doxycycline 100mg and a rosefin shot just incase...No results yet but i woudl like to know if Flagyl cures chlamydia becau

If : If you cannot finish your course of Doxycycline due to side effects, you should give your doctor a call and let them know before just stopping the medication. There are other antibiotic options for you depending on your symptoms. Flagyl in a single dose alone is not recommended to treat chlamydia by itself. ...Read more

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I am six months pregnant, I found out I was positive for chlamydia. I took the one dose treatment and my boyfriend took antibiotics plus he got a shot?

The shot?: The shot was most likely ceftriaxone - it's the treatment for gonorrhea. Those infections tend to coexist. I'm thinking maybe that's the question you're asking? Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi. I have been prescribed 3 x 500mg Azithromycin for treatment of chlamydia but only told to take 2 x 500mg in one dose. I took the 2 x 500mg tablets?

Hi. I have been prescribed 3 x 500mg Azithromycin for treatment of chlamydia but only told to take 2 x 500mg in one dose. I took the 2 x 500mg tablets?

Question unclear: Yes this is a standard treatment for chlamydia. It is often given this way.You could take it all at once and risk some stomach related pain/vomiting/nausea and it would still work if you kept it all down. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can i drink 2 days after getting treated with a one time dose of 2 pills for chlamydia i don't know what they where called ?

Yes: Yes, shouldn't be a problem. Some medications can interact with alcohal (eg Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can cause an antabuse-like reaction), but it most likely is out of your system at this point. You should really know/remember the name of any medication that you take. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on a drip at hospital for one night, can that cure chlamydia?

Can you tell me if on a drip at hospital for one night, can that cure chlamydia?

Chlamydia: What was the drip? The CDC guidelines for the treatment of Chlamydia include antibiotics such as erythromycin, doxycline, azithromycin or ofloxacin. Erythromycin or amoxicillin are recommended during pregnancy. Usually see azithromycin or doxycline being used. ...Read more

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I had a one pill dose of azythromyacin for chlamydia and now my cycle is all messed up, what's going on?

Here are some ...: How long has been the messing-up in period? If new, give your body a period of 2-3 months to possibly resume recycling, and do HPT timely soon after missing the regularly expected period (and repeat it in 1-2 weeks if (-) and still in doubt.). If not returning as washed, see you gyn-doc timely for detailing evaluation and care. ...Read more

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I took the one time dose of azithromicin 3 mos ago; I was still tested positive for chlamydia. why is this? What happened?

Rx fail, reinfection: This isn't rare. 5-10% of people with chlamydia have new positive tests after 3-6 months. That's why retesting is recommended. Either you are reinfected (if sexually active and potentially exposed) or treatment failed, which happens 2-3% of the time with azithromycin. Your current partner(s) need to be tested and treated, and you need re-treatment, probably with doxycycline, not azithro. ...Read more

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It was a one time dose that the doctors gave me and my partner for chlamydia.... so is it best to wait another day or we good?? This morning made 7 days since we took it...

It was a one time dose that the doctors gave me and my partner for chlamydia.... so is it best to wait another day or we good?? This morning made 7 days since we took it...

Here are some...: Clinically, that is enough for simultaneously treating a couple for chlamydia as long as remaining asymptomatic and maintaining monogamy. Oftentimes, a 250-mg dose of ceftriaxone is also advised due to a significant co-existing prevalence of Gono. More? Ask your treating doctor. If being symptom-free, it is okay 7 days after treatment. More? To articles in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html ...Read more

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