An infection with Chlamydia can be cured with antibiotics. This disease does not cause long-term damage if treated in time, before any complications arise. Left untreated, it can cause multiple complications. Treatment is recommended for:
- Persons who test positive for chlamydia
- Sexual partners in the last 60 days of those infected, even if asymptomatic
- Newborns of infected mothers during birth.
It is very important to avoid sexual intercourse for 7 days after receiving the treatment for chlamydia. If the sexual partner is not treated in parallel, at the same time, reinfection occurs. Using condoms is recommended for lowering the chance of reinfection. Some people who are infected with chlamydia, can also contract gonorrhea. In these cases, treatment includes antibiotics to cure both chlamydia and gonorrhea. Chlamydiene repeated infections increase the risk of sexually inflammatory disease. Even one infection can lead to a sexual inflammatory disease if not treated properly. Follow the prescription of antibiotics recommended by your doctor. Treatment must be complete, even if the symptoms improve after a few days. The antibiotic treatment, administered according to medical prescription, will cure chlamydia. If antibiotics are not taken properly, the infection will not be eradicated. Prompt treatment is recommended to prevent transmission of the infection and reduce the risk of complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease. Unprotected sexual intercourse should be avoided at all costs until the sexual partner or the infected individual has completely finished the treatment.
All these antibiotics may be prescribed to men, and to women who are not pregnant. Pregnant women can take only the following antibiotics:
Infants can be administered only erythromycin. Retesting is recommended at 3-4 months post treatment to reduce the risk of complications caused by reinfection. The most common side effects of these drugs are nausea and vomiting. Azithromycin administered after meals reduces nausea. Doxycycline determines in fewer cases nausea and vomiting, but can cause fungal infections.