Yes, chlamydia can be cured with antibiotics. To eliminate the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria in your system, doctors often prescribe azithromycin and doxycycline. These antibiotics can be taken orally either in a single dose (in the case of azithromycin) or over several days (in the case of doxycycline). If you test positive for chlamydia, you are eligible for a free doctor's consultation over the phone. During this call, your doctor will discuss treatment options and determine which antibiotics are right for you.
Yes, it is possible to get re-infected with chlamydia, especially if you have sex with an infected partner. Antibiotics you take can cure only your own chlamydia infection, not also your partner’s infection. Antibiotics for chlamydia will not make you immune to the bacterium that causes the infection. This is why it is especially important to get tested with your partner in order to ensure that both individuals are tested, treated, and cured before engaging in sexual activity again. It is advised to wait 7 days after completing treatment before engaging in sexual activity again.
Individuals infected with chlamydia tend to be prone to contracting a gonorrhea infection as well. For this reason, doctors typically recommend that patients be tested for both infections during the same visit. At STDcheck.com, we offer a Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test. Our "combo test" uses NAA (nucleic acid amplification) technology to detect the Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria in a small urine sample.
Before taking antibiotics, pregnant women should consult their doctor. A doctor will be able to determine the risks involved and can suggest the antibiotics that are the most appropriate. That being said, chlamydia can be cured during pregnancy with antibiotics. In pregnant women, untreated chlamydia infections can lead to premature delivery. According to the CDC, chlamydia infection is the leading cause of prenatal pneumonia and conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, in newborns. The best method for preventing such neonatal complications is for pregnant women to get screened and treated for chlamydia by their doctor during their first prenatal visit.