Chlamydia the hidden STD in men & women

Chlamydia is basically a sexual transmitted disease which is caused by bacteria known as Chlamydia trachomatis. The bacteria can move from one person to another through sexual intercourse & possibly through oral-genital contact. When transmitted through sexual contact, the bacteria can infect the urinary & reproductive organs. Chlamydia also can be passed from a pregnant woman to her new born while delivering the baby.

Among all sexually transmittable diseases, Chlamydia is the most frequently occurring STD (sexual transmitted disease) in humans. If someone touches bodily fluids that contain the bacteria and then touches his or her eye, a Chlamydia eye infection is possible.

Symptoms of Chlamydia in women : In many cases, Chlamydia causes only mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. So an infection can last for weeks or months before it is discovered. In women, the bacteria initially infect the cervix and the urethra. Women who have symptoms might have an abnormal vaginal discharge or a burning sensation when urinating.

When the infection spreads from the cervix to the fallopian tubes, some women still have no signs or symptoms. Others have lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea, fever, pain during intercourse, or bleeding between menstrual periods. Chlamydia infection of the cervix can spread to the rectum.

Symptoms of Chlamydia in men : Men with signs or symptoms might have a discharge from their penis or a burning sensation when urinating. Men might also have burning and itching around the opening of the penis. Pain and swelling in the testicles are uncommon.

Prevention from Chlamydia : Because Chlamydia is spread through sexual contact, the best way to prevent it is to abstain from having sex. Sexual contact with more than one partner or with someone who has more than one partner increases the risk of contracting any STD.

When properly and consistently used, condoms decrease the risk of STDs. Latex condoms provide greater protection than natural-membrane condoms. The female condom, made of polyurethane, is also considered effective against STDs.

The sexual partners of anyone who has or is suspected of having Chlamydia or any other STD should be examined and treated. Those diagnosed with any STD should inform their partners as soon as possible so that they can be examined and treated, prevent complications, and avoid spreading the infections to others.

Treatment for Chlamydia : Doctors treat Chlamydia with prescription antibiotics such as azithromycin (Zithromax), doxycycline or erythromycin. Your doctor usually prescribes these antibiotics as pills to be swallowed. You may be asked to take your medication in a one-time dose, or you may receive a prescription medication to be taken daily or multiple times a day for five to 10 days.

In most cases, the infection resolves within one to two weeks. During that time you should abstain from sex.Your sexual partner or partners also need treatment even though they may not have signs or symptoms. Otherwise, the infection can be passed back and forth. It’s possible to be reinfected with Chlamydia.

Chlamydia Home Remedy Using Yogurt : Use Yogurt as a vaginal douche to treat Chlamydia infections. Yogurt changes the pH of the vagina making it unsuitable for the pathogens. The treatment is to be continued for a week for complete resolution of the symptoms. The symptoms of Chlamydia are resolved in a week.


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