5 Cures for Chlamydia You Should Know!


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5 Cures for Chlamydia You Should Know!

  1. 1. www.healthnurse.us/chlamydia 5 Cures for Chlamydia... You Should Know!
  2. 2. www.healthnurse.us/chlamydia What Is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. Each year millions of people around the world contract this ubiquitous STD. Chlamydia is the most common STD in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that around 2.8 million people are infected annually in the US. Chlamydia is transmitted through oral, anal, and vaginal sex. Chlamydia can also be transmitted from mother to newborn during birth.
  3. 3. www.healthnurse.us/chlamydia Chlamydia Symptoms In Men Chlamydia is known as the silent STD. Often, there are no outward signs and symptoms associated with the sexually transmitted infection. Men in particular are likely to have no overt symptoms of chlamydia. If there are signs and symptoms present, the most common in men are burning sensations with urination, a tender scrotum, and discharge from the urethra.
  4. 4. www.healthnurse.us/chlamydia Chlamydia Symptoms In Women For women, missing the signs and symptoms can leave a lasting impact on fertility. Infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease can result from untreated chlamydia. Common symptoms of chlamydia in women include: painful urination, discomfort during sexual intercourse, and unusual vaginal discharge. In both genders, untreated chlamydia may spread to nearby organs of the pelvic region.
  5. 5. www.healthnurse.us/chlamydia Who's At Risk? Anyone who is sexually active is at risk of getting chlamydia. But, there are certain groups of people more likely to contract the STD. Teens and Young Adults People with Multiple Sex Partners Illicit Drug Users
  6. 6. www.healthnurse.us/chlamydia Cures for Chlamydia Since chlamydia is caused by a bacteria, the sole treatments involve antibiotics. There are a multitude of antibiotics that can cure chlamydia. Luckily, most are affordable and readily available. However, they cannot be obtained over the counter. They require a visit to the doctor for a physical exam and proper diagnosis.
  7. 7. www.healthnurse.us/chlamydia Erythromycin Taken over seven days, erythromycin is the standard treatment for infants that get chlamydia infections of the eyes during childbirth. Chlamydial eye infections in newborns can lead to blindness. Nausea and vomiting are notable side effects of this medicine. Doxycycline Doxcycline must be taken over a seven day period. But, it works very effectively in killing the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. Doxycycline is an old drug with a well-known history of working. It is not to be given to pregnant or nursing women.
  8. 8. www.healthnurse.us/chlamydia Azithromycin This medication offers a fast easy cure for chlamydia. Azithromycin is taken in a single dose of 4 pills. It's a great option for those in which medication compliance is an issue. Although it is derived from erythromycin, azithromycin has a longer half life than erythromycin. Common side effects of azithromycin include diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain.
  9. 9. www.healthnurse.us/chlamydia Amoxicillin Chemically related to penicillin, amoxicillin is used to treat pregnant women who have chlamydia. It is usually not given to other populations besides expectant mothers as there are more effective choices available. Levofloxcin Levofloxcin is generally not the first line treatment used to heal chlamydia. Taken once daily for seven days, this drug is typically more expensive than other antibacterial medications. Levofloxcin may be given to those who have allergies to more commonly prescribed cures for chlamydia.
  10. 10. www.healthnurse.us/chlamydia Chlamydia Prevention It's best to avoid sexual contact with those known to be infected with chlamydia. Use condoms to prevent the spread of the infection. Limit the number of sexual partners one has. Tell your partners if you have an STD. Many STDs occur in clusters and it's not unusual to have more than one STD at a time. Get tested for all STDs annually.
  11. 11. www.healthnurse.us/chlamydia Resources Want even more information about curing chlamydia? Check out The Essential Guide to Curing Chlamydia Learn about conventional and alternative treatments for chlamydia. Uncover the myths and truths... Visit www.healthnurse.us/chlamydia