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Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. It is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. The treatment for chlamydia is antibiotics because it is caused by a bacteria. Antibiotics cannot be purchased over the counter and require a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.
Chlamydia needs to be treated in a timely manner because if not it could lead to other serious health conditions. The good news is that you don’t have to leave your house to see a doctor anymore. In recent years, telemedicine technology has grown enormously.
You no longer have to go through the hassle of making an appointment, waiting for days for your appointment, driving to the office, and waiting until it is your turn to see the doctor. You can use DrHouse to connect with a board-certified doctor in as little as 15 minutes.
Table of Contents
- What Is Chlamydia and How Do You Get It?
- Can You Get Chlamydia More Than Once?
- Can You Get Chlamydia Antibiotics Over the Counter?
- Can I Get Chlamydia Treatment Without Seeing a Doctor?
- How to Cure Chlamydia Without Going to the Doctor?
- Over-The-Counter Chlamydia Treatment
- Home Remedies to Cure Chlamydia
- How Do You Know if Chlamydia is Gone After Treatment?
- When to See a Doctor?
- Key Takeaways
What Is Chlamydia and How Do You Get It?
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. Both men and women can get it. Over 1 million sexually transmitted infections and diseases are acquired every day in the world (WHO, 2021). Chlamydia is caused by a bacteria named chlamydia trachomatis. It is spread by oral, vaginal, or anal sex with a person who has it.
Also, if a woman with chlamydia gives birth, they could infect the baby with chlamydia during childbirth.
Can You Get Chlamydia More Than Once?
Yes, you can get chlamydia more than one time. You can get infected with chlamydia again if you have unprotected sex with a person who has an active infection. Practicing safe sex practices is key to preventing sexually transmitted diseases. It is estimated that every year 374 million new sexually transmitted diseases and infections are acquired (WHO, 2021).
Can You Get Chlamydia Antibiotics Over the Counter?
You cannot get antibiotics to treat chlamydia over the counter. A prescription is required for antibiotics. You will need to see a doctor to discuss your concerns and get any needed testing, and any necessary medications. Fortunately, if you just don’t have the time to wait to see your primary care doctor, you can use DrHouse.
In less time than it takes to do your laundry, you can connect with one of their board-certified doctors. The first step of getting treated for chlamydia is to see a doctor.
Can I Get Chlamydia Treatment Without Seeing a Doctor?
You must see a doctor for chlamydia treatment because antibiotics require a doctor’s prescription. Fortunately, you don’t even have to leave your house to see a doctor anymore.
You can use an online doctor service such as DrHouse. Telemedicine has grown tremendously in the last few years. You can see a doctor via video chat without leaving the comfort of your home.
How to Cure Chlamydia Without Going to the Doctor?
You cannot cure chlamydia without seeing a doctor. You may come across “home remedies” on the internet but there is no evidence that shows that these actually work. Chlamydia is caused by bacteria. The only effective method to treat a bacteria is with antibiotics.
Since antibiotics require a doctor’s prescription, you must see a doctor for chlamydia treatment. There is no other method of treatment that will treat chlamydia. If you do not seek treatment for chlamydia, it can spread and lead to other serious medical conditions.
The good news is that nowadays you can see a doctor in less time than it takes you to watch a movie or cook a meal. With an online doctor service such as DrHouse, you can see a board-certified doctor in as little as 15 minutes.
You won’t have to go out of your way to make an appointment and drive to the doctor’s office. You can do it at a time that is convenient for your schedule and you won’t have to drive anywhere. Patients have been raving about how convenient telemedicine is. Many prefer telemedicine because it can easily fit into their busy schedules.
Over-The-Counter Chlamydia Treatment
There are no over-the-counter treatments for chlamydia. Some websites may claim that they know home remedies that will treat chlamydia but there is no research that proves these methods are effective. Do not waste your time or money on any supplements or home remedies that claim to treat chlamydia.
You must see a doctor for an antibiotic prescription to treat chlamydia. Don’t delay getting treatment for chlamydia because it can spread and lead to other serious health conditions.
Home Remedies to Cure Chlamydia
There are no home remedies to treat or cure chlamydia. If you find or hear claims of a type of home remedy or supplement that cures chlamydia, do not pay it any attention. These claims do not have any research or evidence that proves that they are effective at treating chlamydia.
You do not want to waste your time or money on these claims. The only way to treat chlamydia is by seeing a doctor and getting a prescription for antibiotic treatment.
How Do You Know if Chlamydia is Gone After Treatment?
After you have completed the antibiotic treatment that a doctor prescribed for your chlamydia, your chlamydia should be gone. If you are still having symptoms, please follow up with your doctor. They may have you get more testing or you might have a different medical condition going on.
It is important to have good communication with your healthcare professionals and follow up with them if your symptoms have not gone away. Remember that you can get chlamydia again if you have sex with a person who has it. It is essential that you practice safe sex practices.
When to See a Doctor?
If you have any symptoms or have had sex with someone who has chlamydia you should see a doctor. If chlamydia is left untreated, it can cause serious health conditions. Sometimes chlamydia has no symptoms at all. If you have unprotected sex, you should get tested for STDs regularly. Even if you do not have symptoms, you can still pass on chlamydia to others.
Common symptoms in women include abnormal vaginal discharge, burning with urination, and pain during sex. Common symptoms in men include penis discharge, burning with urination, pain, and/or swelling of the testicles.
Get Help From an Online Doctor
Telemedicine has grown tremendously in the last few years. You can now see a doctor in less time than it takes you to do the laundry or cook a meal. At DrHouse you can connect with a board-certified doctor in as little as fifteen minutes.
When dealing with a health condition such as chlamydia, you can use DrHouse to get treatment fast and convenient to your schedule.
- You must see a doctor to get chlamydia treatment
- There a no home remedies or over-the-counter medications to treat chlamydia
- Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics which require a doctor’s prescription
- Use DrHouse to get effective and fast treatment for your health needs
- U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2021, March 3). Chlamydia infections | chlamydia | chlamydia symptoms. MedlinePlus. Retrieved March 18, 2022, from https://medlineplus.gov/chlamydiainfections.html
- World Health Organization. (2021, November 22). Sexually transmitted infections (stis). World Health Organization. Retrieved March 18, 2022, from https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/sexually-transmitted-infections-(stis)
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