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What are the treatments for chlamydia?

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Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. Your doctor will prescribe oral antibiotics. A single dose of azithromycin or taking doxycycline twice daily for 7 to 14 days are the most common treatments.

The infection should clear up in about a week with medication. Do not have sex for at least 7 days until you have taken all of your antibiotics, and don’t quit even if you feel better.

Your partner or partners also should be treated to prevent reinfection and to keep chlamydia from spreading to other people.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Chlamydia."

AMA: "Chlamydia Screening: A Routine Test."

CDC: "Chlamydia -- CDC Fact Sheet."

National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Chlamydia."

 

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 14, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Chlamydia."

AMA: "Chlamydia Screening: A Routine Test."

CDC: "Chlamydia -- CDC Fact Sheet."

National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Chlamydia."

 

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 14, 2017

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