Duration of Chlamydia

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Jan 31, 2012

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Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease, which spreads easily upon intimate sexual contact during vaginal, anal or oral sex. The bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis infects the genitals of both men and women, but can infect other parts of the body including the throat and eyes.

Incubation period:
The symptoms may start 7-21 days after coming in contact with a person with the infection. In many patients the symptoms develop many months later or after the infection has spread to other parts of the body. Studies indicate that about 50%-75% of all women infected with Chlamydia and about 50% of men with Chlamydia do not have symptoms.

Response to treatment: Infection with Chlamydia like other bacterial infections is also treated with antibiotics. If taken at the correct dose and for the recommended duration, a course of antibiotics can cure more than 95% of the infections. Depending on the antibiotics used for treating the infection, the course of medication may either be a single dose or a longer course of up to two weeks. Following the doctor’s recommendations regarding dosage and duration of treatment is important for cure. If you do not finish all the capsules prescribed to you or abstain from taking the recommended dose, the treatment may not be effective in curing the infection.



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