Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Unlike Most STDs Chlamydia Can Be Cured

The most effective treatment for the Chlamydia disease is antibiotics. Sometimes a single does of antibiotics will cure the disease. Two of the most commonly used antibiotics prescribed for this disease are: azithromycin (Zithromaxa) and doxycycline (Atridox, Bio-Tablets). These treatments can last as long as one day or seven days depending on the type of antibiotics you are prescribed. Some doctors prefer the one day treatment (referred to as the single dose treatment) while others prefer the seven day treatment. Chlamydia is never treated with Penicillin as is the case with most other Sexual Transmitted Diseases.

Some patients may require alternative treatment and they are usually prescribed erythromycin or ethylsuccuinate. Whatever medication you are prescribed it is recommended that you go through the entire course, even if the symptoms have disappeared and abstain from any sexual intercourse until you have finished all medication and have been tested with a clean bill of health once again. Some doctors require that you return for further tests after the course of the medication has been completed to ensure that you are fully cured from this disease.

There are two main types of tests for Chlamydia: one is to take samples of body fluid from the infected part of the body, usually the vagina or penis, and then sending it to the laboratory for tests. Another way is to take a urine sample and also have them tested in the laboratory; this is becoming a very popular way of testing for Chlamydia virus.

Through modern technology they have now developed a Diagnostic Test Kit for Chlamydia which you can purchase and use in the privacy of your own home. This kit contains all the tools that you will need to test yourself and it is color coded thus making it very simple to understand. It uses specimens and urine from the genital parts of the body for testing for Chlamydia and is available for both men and women.

Because Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are so much alike it is sometimes very difficult to determine exactly which disease you have contracted and further intricate testing will have to be done to determine this fact, also sometimes it is possible for a person to contract both of these viruses at any given time.