Treatment Of Chlamydia
Looking for information on treatment of chlamydia? If you aren't too familiar with chlamydia, chlamydia is a bacterial infection of the genital tract that is typically passed through sexual contact. Approximately four million Americans are infected with chlamydia on a yearly basis, which makes chlamydia one of the common sexually transmitted diseases in the country. Luckily, if caught early, chlamydia is very easy to treat. However, chlamydia can pose a serious threat to your health if it is left untreated.
Generally speaking, doctors will prescribe an antibiotic for treatment of chlamydia. Antibiotics that are typically prescribed for those that have chlamydia include doxycycline, azithromycin, and erythromycin. Depending on the antibiotic that you receive, you will be asked to take it for a period of one to ten days. However, it can take up to fourteen days for your body to be completely free of chlamydia. It is very important that you refrain from any sexual contact during that time period to ensure that you do not infect others with chlamydia.
It is also very important that you inform any recent sexual partners that you have been diagnosed with chlamydia. Your recent sexual partners will need to be tested for chlamydia to discover if they are infected with the sexually transmitted disease. If they are infected, they will also have to undergo treatment. Contrary to popular belief, you can be re-infected with chlamydia after you have had it once. That is why it is important that you always practice safe sex, which includes wearing a condom during vaginal, anal, and/or oral sex and keeping your sexual contacts to a minimum.