Have you been diagnosed with Chlamydia? If you are found to be positive with Chlamydia – the first emotion that you will definitely feel is shock, then once the realization sinks in, you will definitely feel embarrassment, and probably a lot of it. Chlamydia is actually one of the most common STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) in the United Kingdom, with over 208,000 diagnoses made within England alone in the year 2013. An estimated 140,000 of these diagnoses being made belong to young individuals aged as early as 15 years old up to 24 years old! As a matter of fact, there are many people all over the world who walk around with Chlamydia and will not know it immediately, because this infection does not always show any signs and it does not always cause any obvious symptoms.
In order for one to be cured of this nasty infection, your doctor will ask you to take Chlamydia antibiotics. Chlamydia antibiotics usually come in the form of oral antibiotics, for instance, doxycycline or azithromycin. To make the treatment more effective, your doctor will definitely instruct your partner as well to take Chlamydia antibiotics and/or do other things in order to prevent the two of you of being re-infected and to stop the spread of the infection. With the help of Chlamydia antibiotics, the infection is expected to go away in just a matter of two weeks or one week. Keep in mind that when you take Chlamydia antibiotics, you should complete the whole treatment course even if you feel better already during the first few days. Chlamydia antibiotics can be pretty effective and work well within your body in just a matter of a day or two, but this does not necessarily mean that the entire Chlamydia infection is already gone. Chlamydia antibiotics should be taken for the full 7 days or 14 days depending on your doctor’s orders, or else you are risking yourself to the development of antibiotic-resistant infections in case you decide to stop taking them just because you felt better already. Continue reading