How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Chlamydia?


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Joe Gilbert answered
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that is quite common in the United States and other countries. It is caused by any number of bacteria from the family Chlamydiaceae. There are estimates that over one million people are infected with chlamydia in the United States alone. Luckily, there is treatment available for people who need it and it can be cured with antibiotics over a two week period of time.

Chlamydia when left untreated can cause a host of problems such as blindness and is a major cause of blindness throughout the world. It can also cause problems in childbirth and other short and long-term effects. It can easily become a problem for women since it may not cause any symptoms at all and many women have it but do not know it. The symptoms in men are obvious as pain when urinating and discharge from the penis alert men to the problem sometimes within a day or so of being infected.  

Chlamydia can be transmitted via oral, vaginal, or oral sex and it can be transmitted from a mother to a baby. The infection can also be spread from eye to eye via the fingers, from shared towels or other cloths, by coughing, and flies. This disease may also cause reactive arthritis and while this can happen to either sex, it is most common in men.

To prevent this disease you need to have a regular examination by a doctor. If you have had new sex partners recently tell your doctor so he can check for the presence of the bacteria. The treatment is safe and easy and modern antibiotics can clear up the disease most often in a matter of a couple of weeks. Even if you don't have any symptoms, that does not mean that you don't have this common venereal disease.
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Steven Vakula answered
If she has chlamydia then the pill, I assume it is birth control, will not cure the chlamydia. She needs to see a Doctor especially if she is pregnant. A STD infected person with child can do great damage to the unborn child if the problem isn't corrected. She can get pregnant with or without chlamydia this STD does not stop pregnancy.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
7 days
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
To avoid infection, patients and their sex partners should abstain from sexual intercourse until therapy is completed.  I tell my patients symptoms will be absent in 24 hours...can still be transmitted for 7 days.
Vikash Swaroop Profile
Vikash Swaroop answered
There is a certain procedure that you need to follow to treat yourself of Chlamydia and primarily you will find that antibiotics are being used to treat the disease. You will find that one dose of azithromycin or a week's dose of doxycycline is the treatments that are the most common to treat the disease. One precaution you are required to take while going through the treatment is that you should go for abstinence during the period and if the disease has caught you during pregnancy, you are required to use some safe antibiotics. But for the pregnancy period, you should consult a good doctor so that the person can suggest you some medicines in accordance with your condition.

One of the unique aspects of the disease is that it required treatment for both the partners and after treatment is complete you should also check it after three months so that there must not be any trace of the disease in your body.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
If you go to your sexual health clinic they will test you then you will get your results back 2 weeks later then they will give you a pill sometimes they give you more and it will clear in a week but you can not have unprotected sex in that time.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
After treatment is take 7days for the bacteria to go away
Bill Profile
Bill answered
However long the course of prescribed antibiotics, about a week, but remember to take the antibiotics until the course is completed, not when you think it's right, or indeed my answer which may be out of date.
Muhammad Nadeem Profile
Muhammad Nadeem answered
No, chlamydia do not stay in system forever but cab remain symptomless for a long period of time. Antibiotics for 7-10 days can treat this infection completely.
vixon vixon Profile
vixon vixon answered
Can you have sex with a condom within those 7 days of treatment? Say for an example the next day? Will you get re infected or will the antibiotic still clean it all out, if you took four Zithromax pills all in one day?
Info Queen Profile
Info Queen answered
The course of treatment for Chlamydia that doctors tend to follow is:

* Doxycycline 100 mg 2-3 times a day for 10-14 days.
* Zithromax® (azithromycin) 1.0 gm (4 x 250 mg) a single dose.
* Zithromax® Z-pak® (azithromycin) - 500mg on day 1, followed by 1 tab (250mg) once a day for 4 more days.

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