Chlamydia Trachomatis Treatment
Treatment for chlamydia trachomatis includes antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. With treatment, the infection usually resolves within 1 to 2 weeks. During that time, those with chlamydia should refrain from sexual intercourse. Sexual partners should also be treated for the infection, even if they do not have symptoms. Otherwise, the infection can be passed between partners again.
Treatment for chlamydia trachomatis includes:
Chlamydia Trachomatis Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of chlamydia trachomatis.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- Am I contagious?
- For how long?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having complications?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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