How To Treat Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in the UK. In this blog post, we will reveal everything you need to know about how to treat Chlamydia, how to get rid of Chlamydia, as well as the symptoms that are associated with it.

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is passed onto another person through unprotected sex i.e. having sexual intercourse without using a condom. It is particularly common in young adults and teenagers who are sexually active. It is advisable that you are tested for Chlamydia whenever you change sexual partner, every year, or after a “one-night stand”.

How do you get Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection. Bacteria can be spread during sexual contact or through contact with infected genital fluids i.e. vaginal fluid or semen. This means that you can contract Chlamydia in all of the following scenarios:

– Unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal sex
– Infected vaginal fluid or semen getting into your eye
– Your genitals coming into contact with your partner’s genitals
– Sharing sex toys that have not been covered with a new condom or washed after each use

What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?

There are a number of different symptoms that are associated with Chlamydia. Nevertheless, the vast majority of people do not experience any symptoms at all, which is why testing is so important.

If you do experience symptoms, some of the common ones to look out for are as follows:

– Swelling and pain in the testicles for men
– Bleeding between periods, bleeding after sex, and pain in the stomach for women
– Unusual discharge from the rectum, penis or vagina
– Pain when urinating

How to get rid of Chlamydia

In most cases, antibiotics are used to treat Chlamydia, such as Azithromycin Tablets or Doxycycline 100mg Capsules. Therefore, the treatment process is, thankfully, very straightforward. You may be given one of the aforementioned tablets to take over the course of seven days or you may be advised to take four tablets over a three-day period, as is the case with Azithromycin (two 500mg tablets taken on day one as a single dose, followed by one 500mg tablet taken on days two and three).

Where the three-day Azithromycin course of treatment is taken, you will need to abstain from having sex for one week after the course of treatment has finished.

It is important to make sure that any recent or current sexual partners are informed and then treated so that you can prevent the infection from spreading. It is not a necessity for you to be tested again to make sure the infection has gone. However, this is recommended for those under the age of 25-years-old, as they are at a greater risk of re-contracting the disease.

How PostMyMeds can help

If you believe that you have Chlamydia, we can help here at PostMyMeds. We have years of experience and a wide range of Chlamydia treatment options for you to choose from. All of our tablets are posted securely, ensuring full privacy. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via 020 8894 6080, alternatively, you can contact us by using our contact us page.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Apr 08, 2019 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jan 17, 2022 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm