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Chlamydia Treatment

Is there a cure or treatment for chlamydia?

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, we can provide a written prescription and a doctor consultation. During this call, your doctor will discuss treatment options and determine which antibiotics are right for you. We offer a written prescription for your partner. We can even call the prescriptions into your pharmacy for you.

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At least 50% of the time, chlamydia​ ​has​ ​no symptoms​ in men and women which contributes to the disease being extremely common​ ​and​ ​easily​ ​spread​. It can be easily cured with antibiotics; get tested today if you think you may have been exposed.

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Can I get re-infected with chlamydia?

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.

Chlamydia and gonorrhea treatment

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.

Treating chlamydia during pregnancy

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.

  1. "Conjunctivitis | Pink Eye | Newborns | CDC." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/conjunctivitis/newborns.html
  2. Kintner, Jennifer, Dawn Lajoie, Jennifer Hall, Judy Whittimore, and Robert V. Schoborg. "Commonly Prescribed β-lactam Antibiotics Induce C. Trachomatis Persistence/stress in Culture at Physiologically Relevant Concentrations." Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3990100/
  3. "The Facts on Chlamydia." The Facts on Chlamydia - Health Encyclopedia - University of Rochester Medical Center. https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=34&contentid=21617-1
  4. "Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA) Testing." Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. https://health.mo.gov/lab/naa.php

Medically Reviewed by on Jun 18, 2019

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