- by Bangalore Baptist Hospital
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- Oct 23 2017
What is Chlamydia? How is it treated?
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection, which affects both men and women. This infection spreads if one has unprotected sex or oral sex with a partner who has this infection.
How does chlamydia spread?
Chlamydia is a STI, which spreads through oral, anal or unprotected sex. It is not necessary that there needs to be penetration involved, genitals just touching is enough to spread the bacteria. Although a rare case, semen or vaginal discharge falling on the eye can cause irritation and conjunctivitis.
This infection affects people who engage in intercourse without using a condom or share sex toys. Usually, it is contracted if people engage with multiple partners or maybe from a new partner.
What are the symptoms? How is chlamydia treated?
Symptoms sometimes go unnoticed or don’t even appear for some. The signs are usually seen a week or two after you have been infected. Some of the possible symptoms are
- Burning sensation while you’re urinating
- Yellow or green discharge
- Pain during intercourse
- Lower abdominal pain
The treatment is simple and easy. A course of antibiotics is prescribed to kill the bacteria. It is recommended to not have intercourse during this period.It is important to get tested if you have a doubt before the infection spreads and creates complications.Especially in pregnant women, it can create difficulties and the baby is at a high risk of contracting chlamydia.
If you think there are chances, get yourself tested today.
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