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Will Penicillin Cure Chlamydia?

Penicillin is not used in the treatment of chlamydia. However a range of other antibiotics can effectively cure chlamydia, in some cases only requiring a single dose.

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection and is treated with antibiotic medications. The...

Can Chlamydia Testing Ever Be Wrong?

In answering this question, it's important to be clear about which type of chlamydia test is being used. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommend that nucleic acid am...

What Happens If You Have Chlamydia for Over a Year?

The majority of people who have chlamydia aren't aware of any signs or symptoms, even after several months or years with infection. Nonetheless the impact of untreated chlamydia can be serious for women, causing significant damage to the reproductive...

What Are the Symptoms of Chlamydia in the Throat?

Generally, people who have chlamydia infection in the throat don't notice any signs or symptoms. Some people do have a sore throat. But as there are so many other possible causes of a sore throat, having or not having a sore throat isn't a reliable i...

Is It a Urinary Tract Infection or Chlamydia?

The only way to find out is to see a doctor and have the necessary tests done. As the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can often be similar, you won't be able to know by checking an...

What Is the Best Over-the-Counter Medicine for Chlamydia?

Over the counter medications cannot be used to treat chlamydia. Effective treatment for chlamydia relies on antibiotics, which are only available with a prescription.

Over-use of antibiotics in a population can lead to bacteria, including Chlamydia ...

What Are the Stages of Chlamydia?

Many people who have chlamydia don't notice any signs or symptoms, even at later stages. If you do notice symptoms, these may include a discharge or a burning feeling when using the toilet. If chlamydia is left untreated in women, it can seriously da...

By Roger Pebody

Can Chlamydia Kill You?

Chlamydia cannot kill you.

Nonetheless, if chlamydia is left untreated, it can cause damage -- particularly to a woman's reproductive organs. It's very simple to treat and cure chlamydia with a short course of antibiotics.

A Common Sexually Transmi...

By Roger Pebody

Daily Antibiotic Protects Against Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis

After PrEP for HIV, might there be a pill to protect against other STIs, as well?

By Emily Newman for BETA

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can be easily cured. If left untreated, chlamydia can make it difficult for a woman to get pregnant.

What Is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a common STD that can infect both men and women. It c...

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention