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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Trachoma (Overview)

Infection of eyes caused by chlamydia trachomatis.


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What is trachoma?

What is trachoma?

Eye infection: Trachoma is caused by infection with the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. It frequently affects children, although the effects of scarring may not be seen until later in life. Trachoma is spread through direct contact with infected eye, nose, or throat secretions or by contact with contaminated objects, such as towels, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
34 doctors shared insights

Trachoma (Overview)

Infection of eyes caused by chlamydia trachomatis.


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Do you know what trachoma is and what causes it?

Do you know what trachoma is and what causes it?

Pink eye: Bacterial infection in the eye caused by chlamydia trachomatis bacteriia. More common in developing nations than in us. Can be effectively treated wtih antibiotics. Need to see a physician for treatment to prevent long term complications which can be as extreme as blindness. ...Read more

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Treating Chlamydia (Checklist)

Notify all of your partners if diagnosed with chlamydia
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Take your medication exactly as directed
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Avoid intercourse for two weeks after treatment
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What causes trachoma in the eyes?

What causes trachoma in the eyes?

Trachoma: Trachoma is caused by a bacterium, chlamydia trachomatis, spread by contact with discharge from the eyes or nose of someone infected. If you suspect, go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chlamydia infection?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chlamydia infection?

Several choices: Presuming this is just an infection with a positive culture and not pelvic inflammation with pain and fever, the top current choices for oral treatment are doxycycline, azithromycin, erythromycin, ofloxacin, and levofloxacin. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Which eye drops cure trachoma?

Which eye drops cure trachoma?

Antibiotics: Trachoma is eye infection it needs to be treated with antibiotics. Ithe patient needs to visit eye doc immediately. ...Read more

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If you have chlamydia, do the risks for getting trachoma increase?

Yes: Chlamydia trachomatis causes both trachoma of the eye and sexually transmitted infection commonly called chlamydia. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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Can someone explain what trachoma in a baby is?

Can someone explain what trachoma in a baby is?

Pink eye: Bacterial infection in the eye caused by chlamydia trachomatis bacteriia. More common in developing nations than in us. Can be effectively treated wtih antibiotics. Need to see a physician for treatment to prevent long term complications which can be as extreme as blindness. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more