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Remedies For Chlamydia

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

There are two commonly recommended regimens:

1. Zithromax (Azithromycin) 1.0gm (4 x 250 mg) a single dose, or

2. Zithromax Z-pak (Azithromycin) – 500mg on day 1, followed by 1 tab (250mg) once a day for 4 more days.

The patients who are afraid to have difficulty remembering to take a pill usually prefer a single dose treatment which is as effective as 5-days treatment. The regimen a doctor may recommend for chlamydia treatment depends on many factors: the age of the patient, his health status, the stage of the disease and others. Once a person have found out of being infected it’s necessary that he notifies all of his sexual partners. They should be tested and treated otherwise he can be easily reinfected and chlamydia infection may spread.

As you see the treatment for chlamydia infection is quite simple but before taking Azithromycin make sure you have never had an allergic reaction to this or similar drugs. Also be careful taking other drugs together with Azithromycin.

Treatment of Chlamydia

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Doctors treat chlamydia with prescription antibiotics such as azithromycin (Zithromax), doxycycline or erythromycin. Your doctor usually prescribes these antibiotics as pills to be swallowed. You may be asked to take your medication in a one-time dose, or you may receive a prescription medication to be taken daily or multiple times a day for five to 10 days.
In most cases, the infection resolves within one to two weeks. During that time you should abstain from sex.
Your sexual partner or partners also need treatment even though they may not have signs or symptoms. Otherwise, the infection can be passed back and forth. It’s possible to be reinfected with chlamydia.

Symptoms of Chlamydia

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Sometimes, the chlamydia is asymptomatic and it becomes very difficult to find out how long one remain infectious but if chlamydia symptoms appear, they usually emerge within one to three weeks after infected. When the chlamydia symptoms do appear in women, they may be mild and passing, making them easy to overlook. Moreover, the bacteria primarily infect the cervix and the urethra. The symptoms includes yellowish vaginal discharge; smelly vaginal discharge; painful or frequent urination; a burning sensation during urination. But when the infection passes from the cervix to the fallopian tubes, one experiences lower abdominal and lower back pain, pain during intercourse, nausea, fever, or bleeding between menstrual periods.
 
However, during pregnancy, the infant may also acquire the disease leading the baby to have eye disease or pneumonia.

Causes of Chlamydia

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Chlamydia is caused by a microscopic organism known as Chlamydia trachomatis. Symptoms are usually mild to nonexistent. They usually appear one to three weeks after exposure. Men sometimes have a whitish yellow discharge from the penis, redness at the tip of the penis, a frequent urge to urinate or a burning sensation while urinating. Women sometimes experience mild vaginal irritation, mild discomfort that they may mistake for menstrual cramps or vaginal discharge. The disease is spread by vaginal, oral or anal sex with an infected partner. A person infected with chlamydia may also develop conjunctivitis if he touches his eyes with a contaminated hand.

What is Chlamydia ?

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a tiny bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis. Even though symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent, serious complications that cause irreversible damage, including infertility, can occur “silently” before a woman ever recognizes a problem. Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. In 2006, 1,030,911 chlamydial infections were reported to CDC from 50 states and the District of Columbia. Under-reporting is substantial because most people with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and do not seek testing. Also, testing is not often done if patients are treated for their symptoms.