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Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, which includes symptoms that can be painful. Longer term, it is thought that chlamydia can decrease fertility in men by infecting the testicles. There are several chlamydia treatments available that can effectively combat the chlamydia infection.
A frighteningly common sexually transmitted infection (STI), chlamydia is caused by a bacteria found in vaginal fluids and semen. This bacteria lives inside the cells of the urethra, rectum, cervix and occasionally the eyes and throat. For men and women alike, the chlamydia virus can present very uncomfortable symptoms or, even if the illness is asymptomatic, can result in complications with fertility.
To treat chlamydia and rid the body of the illness quickly, you will require a powerful antibiotic treatment. Most commonly, Vibramycin (Doxycycline) or Zithromax (Azithromycin) will be prescribed. Zithromax may be taken as a single, more powerful dose, whilst Vibramycin is usually taken as a longer antibiotic course for 1 week.
If you have been diagnosed with chlamydia, you should be sure to avoid further unprotected sex and to inform all recent sexual partners of your condition.
Most commonly, the infection is passed from one person to another during unprotected sexual activity. This also includes the use of unclean sex toys. The safest way to prevent the onset of chlamydia and the related symptoms is by using a condom or another form of barrier contraception at all times.
Since chlamydia is sometimes completely symptomless, the infection is often passed on unintentionally by individuals who do not realise they have it.
Sometimes, chlamydia is referred to as a ‘silent infection’, which means that the illness shows no obvious signs or symptoms. Additionally, symptoms can be very mild, leaving them to go unnoticed for long periods of time.
However, some men will experience symptoms including:
Chlamydia can also infect the rectum, producing similar symptoms of pain, itching and sometimes discharge. Infections to the eyes produce painful, sore and irritated eyes.
Whichever of these symptoms you may be experiencing – or even if you are completely asymptomatic – you should be treating chlamydia with an effective medicine to help your body rid itself of the infection.
In order to avoid catching chlamydia or other sexually transmitted infections, you should use barrier contraception such as a condom during sexual intercourse. However, this does not prevent the spread of the bacteria during oral sex.
Prescription2Home offers a safe and reliable service, run by UK registered doctors and pharmacists, to provide consultations that may lead to a private prescription for chlamydia treatment.
At Prescription2Home you can take an online consultation that, if approved by our doctors, will lead to a private prescription. Our doctors will review your consultation responses to ensure that your chosen treatment is right, and safe, for you. On approval, we send the approved prescription electronically to our partner Pharmacy for dispensing and fulfilment. Prescriptions sent electronically to the Pharmacy before 3.30pm on working days can be despatched direct to your home for next day delivery.
When you have considered the full range of treatment options and think you know which treatment is right for you, please select one of the treatments from this page and progress to the online consultation.
Available in a daily tablet form, doxycycline is often prescribed to treat chlamydia infection in both men and women. This sexually transmitted infection is the most common in the UK and can go on to lead to complications with the reproductive system.