Chlamydia is the sexually transmitted infection that is generally caused by the bacteria named chlamydia trachomatis. It does not cause any other symptoms and will be treated easily with antibiotics. But, if it is not treated at the right time it will spread to various other areas of your body as well as lead to health issues. You can easily treat this infection by taking chlamydia tablets.
Symptoms of Chlamydia
Suppose you notice any other symptoms, you will likely experience them in different way based on the reproductive anatomy. Majority of these symptoms that the cisgender women experience will affect the transgender men & nonbinary people with vaginas. Most of these symptoms that the cisgender men see will affect transgender women or nonbinary people with penises.
What are the medications used for getting rid of the chlamydia?
Common antibiotics used for treating chlamydia infections include:
- Taken as single dose.
- Taken for 7 days.
Ensure you just take the antibiotics that are prescribed by your physician, and take medications until they are gone, even though the symptoms improve.
Is there treatment for chlamydia available?
Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics. When left untreated, this will lead to the pelvic inflammatory disease & infertility among women.
When to contact medical professional?
You must call the doctor if you have any symptoms of chlamydia. But, because lots of people with chlamydia might not have any symptoms, the sexually active teens or adults must be screened regularly for this infection.
How often to get checked for this infection?
The sexual check-ups will be recommended for anybody who is very active sexually. Frequency of testing depends on the STI risk:
- Annual sexual check-up (includes chlamydia) is recommended if you’re sexually active –and below 25 years.
- Get it checked regularly during this year if you change the sexual partners.
- You will be at higher risk in case you are having sex without condom with one and multiple partners.
How to help your partner get this treatment done?
If you aren’t very sure if the sexual partners can seek right treatment, make sure you ask the doctor for chlamydia medication (prescription). You may give this to them thus they will get treated at the earliest. It is called as the patient delivered partner treatment for chlamydia. You must talk to your physician and see if PDPT will be right option for you & your partner.