Chlamydia is a highly common sexually transmitted infection many people get from unprotected sex, and many people contract this infection without realising it. However, you do not have to have sex to contract this infection and coming into contact with the genitals or genital fluids of infected people can pass it on to you. You can also get this infection from using sex toys that are not clean, so you will want to avoid using these if they are not yours. There are various ways you can effectively deal with Chlamydia; unlike some STIs, it is 100% curable. Below are some of the different medications you can take to help treat this STI that will have it cleared in no time, allowing you to continue with your life.
Doxycycline for Chlamydia is one of the most common prescription medications used to treat this STI. It is a powerful antibiotic that can help clear the condition and comes in the form of tablets. You will take one 100mg tablet twice daily for seven days, and once the treatment is complete, the condition and its symptoms should disappear. There are side effects to taking this medication, and you must ensure you follow the instructions precisely. For most people, this is the most common medication prescribed for Chlamydia, and it can clear your infection quickly, but you may want to refrain from having unprotected sex again.
Azithromycin is another common antibiotic you can use to treat Chlamydia, but it is only prescribed to people who cannot take Doxycycline. It is a shorter course of treatment than Doxycycline, but it can be just as effective and help clear the condition quickly. You will take two 500mg tablets on your first day, and then you will take one 500mg tablet for the following two days. After three days, the treatment course is complete, and the condition and symptoms should clear within a week. However, if the symptoms persist, you must wait for a couple of weeks before your doctor will prescribe another course of antibiotics.
Another antibiotic you can take that can help clear the infection from your system is Erythromycin, although it is not as common to prescribe as Doxycycline or Azithromycin. It is more common to use this antibiotic to treat skin and ear infections. Although it can help clear up Chlamydia, it is not as effective as the other popular medications. Your doctor can prescribe between 250mg and 1000mg that you must take either twice or four times daily. Doctors will prescribe this medication when the other available treatments are unsuitable, and there are side effects to look out for when taking this medication.
These are three of the most common medications doctors prescribe when a patient has Chlamydia, but there are more options available if none of these treatments is suited to you. You must speak to your doctor as all medications require a prescription, and always ensure you follow the instructions carefully. You can clear this STI in a couple of weeks and go back to normal again, although you may want to avoid unprotected sex in the future and choose your sex partners wisely.