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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


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Is alcohol with meds for treating chlamydia?

Is alcohol with meds for treating chlamydia?

Recommend taking: Chlamydia medications as directed. If you drink alcohol it should be minimal. ...Read more

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I had sex while treating chlamydia did i reinfect myself?

I had sex while treating chlamydia did i reinfect myself?

Reinfection: If the other person had chlamydia, reinfection is possible. You could also have infected the other person. If you masturbated only - that would not cause you to re-infect yourself. Please let the treating provider know. ...Read more

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How effective is cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treating chlamydia?

How effective is cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treating chlamydia?

Not very effective.: Quinolones, like ciprofloxacin, are not first line treatments for chlamydia. The effectiveness of Cipro in particular is questionable. Other quinolones are more effective, but require a full week of therapy and are more costly than the preferred agents, Doxycycline or azithromycin. Gonorrhea, usually treated at the same time, is now showing resistance to quinolones, making them less attractive. ...Read more

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Are amoxicillin and metronidazole effect in treating chlamydia?

Are amoxicillin and metronidazole effect in treating chlamydia?

Chlamydia: Treatment for chlamydia is generally Doxycycline or azithromycin. The drugs you mention are not appropriate for this infection. If you were prescribed these medications for chlamydia you may want to consider finding a new physician. ...Read more

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Does treating chlamydia mean that a previous bartholian cyst will not reoccur the next time I have sex?

Does treating chlamydia mean that a previous bartholian cyst will not reoccur the next time I have sex?

NO: It means your free of chlamydial infection if you are treated , Bartholian cyst is infection of Bartholian gland by mixed organisms , once formed and infected need some type of procedure ( surgery ) for cure ...Read more

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If I crush azitromycin and put it into gelatin capsules to make it easier to swallow it it still effective for treating chlamydia?

If I crush azitromycin and put it into gelatin capsules to make it easier to swallow it it still effective for treating chlamydia?

Yes, but....: You could do this, but it will be very bitter and maybe hard to take the whole dose. If you have trouble taking pills, there is a powder version that is designed to be mixed in water or juice. It's also somewhat bitter, but nothing crushed tablets. There is also the liquid suspension intended mostly for children, but it's another possibility. Ask your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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How effective is azithromycin in treating chlamydia with a single oral suspension?

Standard treatment: This is a n antibiotic that differs from most people are use to taking.Instead of going in and ending up in your pee a few hours later, this one attaches to the fat cells of your body and gradually releases into the blood over more than a week. The constant level kills the germ.Since one dose is easier and works, it is preferred to those requiring people remember lots of doses. ...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