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How do you treat chlamydia?

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If you have chlamydia, your doctor will prescribe oral antibiotics, usually azithromycin (Zithromax) or doxycycline. Your doctor will also recommend your partner(s) be treated to prevent reinfection and further spread of the disease.

With treatment, the infection should clear up in about a week or two. It is important to finish all of your antibiotics even if you feel better.

From: Chlamydia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 10, 2017

SOURCE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 10, 2017

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