If caught and treated early, chlamydia can be totally harmless. One good way to get treatments for chlamydia is online.
What Is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection. It is a bacterial infection that is passed on through sexual intercourse, and it can also be passed on from a mother to a child. It cannot be passed on through other types of contact.
The Symptoms Of Chlamydia
Usually, chlamydia is totally symptomless. However, as the bacterial infection advances, it causes symptoms including pain in the bladder, pain when urinating and swollen or painful testes. If it is allowed to progress untreated, it can result in infertility in women and painful complications in the testes.
The Importance Of Regular Testing
People who are sexually active ought to have a test for chlamydia at least once a year. Because chlamydia is usually symptomless for a long period, many sufferers do not know that they have it until they take a test. These tests can be done at the doctor’s surgery, at sexual health clinics or via a test bought online. Usually, these tests take the form of a self-test and results may take a week or two to process. Regular testing means that chlamydia can be caught and treated early.
The Best Treatment For Chlamydia
Because it is a bacterial infection, chlamydia is treated most effectively using antibiotics. The two most effective antibiotics for treating this infection are azithromycin and doxycycline. However, other types of antibiotics are sometimes used to treat this infection including amoxicillin which is usually given to sufferers who are breastfeeding or who have certain types of allergy that make them react badly to the two main antibiotics.
Usually, antibiotic treatment for chlamydia will take a week to complete. It is crucial to finish the course of treatment and not to have sexual intercourse until it has been completed as you could remain infectious for several days after starting treatment. As it is relatively easy to pass chlamydia on (it is one of the most common STIs to catch), it is also essential that your past and present sexual partners take a chlamydia test and undergo treatment if they test positive. Usually, if a chlamydia sufferer is in a sexual relationship or relationships, doctors will prescribe a course of antibiotics to all current partners.
A Note About Ordering Prescriptions Online
Ordering chlamydia treatments online can be very convenient. Prescriptions should be provided by a qualified doctor. This is because the correct treatment needs to be provided based on a careful diagnosis. In addition, as mentioned above, some chlamydia sufferers can have an adverse reaction to some of the types of antibiotics used to treat this condition. Thus, ordering medication online should not be a substitute for having regular STI tests and getting a proper medical diagnosis.
Chlamydia is usually totally harmless if caught early on. However, it is best to avoid catching it in the first place. Using condoms when having sex (including on sex toys), and ensuring that you know the STI status of your sexual partners so that you can take any additional precautions is always good practice.