The Best Treatment for Chlamydia is Prevention
Chlamydia is an asymptomatic disease that affects 50 to 70 percent of all females. It is also referred to as the “silent epidemic” because in females, it may not trigger any symptoms. In fact, the infection can stay in the body for several months to even years before symptoms are noticed. If you suspect that your sex partner has chlamydia, you should not perform any sexual activity with him/her until both of you have been tested, treated, and totally clear of the infection. Most of the time, sex partners are re-infected because the other was not medicated for the condition. This is one of the major concerns today regarding chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections in general. Treatment for chlamydia can be extremely problematic because the bacteria responsible for the chlamydia infections are so easily spread.
The best treatment for chlamydia is “preventative treatment.” This should be applied especially if you have already been infected before and want to avoid future transmission of the disease. The most common advise regarding the preventative treatment for chlamydia is to utilize a condom before and during sex-this means using a condom when performing either vaginal, anal or oral sex. It is too often mistaken these days that sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia cannot be contracted if one performs oral or anal sex. As a matter of fact, there is such a thing as a chlamydia oral infection. Infection can occur pretty much anywhere where a mucous membrane (a membrane without skin) is exposed to the bacteria that causes chlamydia.
Preventative treatment for chlamydia also has a lot to do with recognizing your susceptibility to contracting the disease. Some people have more risk factors than others in contracting chlamydia. If you are or planning to be sexually active, are a young adult aged anywhere from 18 to 25, you should take precautionary steps to protecting yourself from infection. Studies indicate that it is usually young adults in this age bracket as well as having multiple sex partners that have higher chances of getting chlamydia. Also, young women are also at higher risk of infection because the cervix is still developing and not fully matured. It is important to take note, though, that having no risk factors does not mean you will never have the chance getting chlamydia. Pregnant women at any age are advised to be tested as well. Anyone who’s ever engaged in sexual activity should consider the testing and immediate treatment for chlamydia (if positive).
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If treatment for chlamydia is not administered right away, the condition can lead to infertility. This occurs because the bacteria has scarred the fallopian tubes and testes. Moreover, chlamydia doesn’t always show symptoms. Lower your risk of complications by getting tested for STDs on a regular basis. The late treatment for chlamydia can still cure the disease, however, it will not be able to repair the permanent damage that has already been done.
To lower your risk for chlamydia, practice abstinence, stay in a monogamous sexual relationship, know what your options are when it comes to birth control, use condoms, and be familiar with the symptoms of chlamydia. It is also important to be open with your doctors especially regarding your medical history (previous infections) as well as with your sex partners (i.e.: when agreeing on protective methods, being tested, getting treatment for chlamydia).
Originally posted 2017-02-12 07:00:40.