Chlamydia is a commonly acquired sexually transmitted infection (STI). One may not find out whether he is affected by chlamydia as it never tends to develop any signs or symptoms, like the pain in genitalia and discharge from the penile area or vagina.
Chlamydia occurs commonly in both men and women belonging to all age groups, though it’s most widespread among young women. Chlamydia is not hard to treat once you get to know about the disease Chlamydia, If left untreated, can cause serious health problems.
Chlamydia in early stage often causes few very or no signs and symptoms at all. When signs or symptoms come forth, they usually begin to appear one to three weeks after getting exposed to chlamydia infection. These signs and symptoms that occur,are often milder, easily passing, that make them susceptible to ignorance.
The Signs and symptoms that chlamydia infection may present are painful urination, intense abdominal pain, painful sexual intercourse in women, bleeding between periods and after sex in women, vaginal discharge in women, discharge from the penis in men and testicular pain in men.
Chlamydia infection can be effectively treated with the right use of antibiotics after its successful detection. The Antibiotics prescribed for Chlamydia are Azithromycin, Erythromycin, Doxycycline, or Ofloxacin. For pregnant women, Erythromycin or Amoxicillin tend to be safer. A good option for treating partners of patients (index cases) that are diagnosed with this infection is patient-delivered partner therapy (PDT or PDPT), that refers to the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of index cases by providing medicines or prescriptions to the patient.