Treatment for Chlamydia
Welcome to Qoctor’s online prescription service, which provides Chlamydia treatment. Before proceeding, we recommend you take a few minutes to learn more about this STI- there’s lots of helpful health information below, including the symptoms of Chlamydia, how it is spread, testing and treatment for Chlamydia.
- Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection.
- It is spread by oral, vaginal or anal sex.
- It can be a silent infection, though has the potential to cause complications for both men and women, even when there are no obvious symptoms.
Who should get treatment for Chlamydia?
- Anyone who has had a positive test for Chlamydia
- If you’ve had sexual contact with someone who has Chlamydia- treatment is recommended even if you have not had a test yourself
Treatment for Chlamydia- our products & prices
Qoctor can guide you safely through the process of getting Chlamydia treatment. You can choose to have a paper prescription sent to your home, workplace or local pharmacy. Or for added convenience, order your medication online- Qoctor can send it to you via express delivery, wherever you are in Australia!
- Qoctor’s online doctor fee is just $19.99- this includes standard postage for your prescription or medication
- If you’re just getting a paper prescription, that’s it!
- If you order medication for delivery, the pharmacy price of the product you choose will make up the rest of the cost
- If you want express delivery, it’s an extra $4.99
- And we’ll always let you know about cheaper generic versions, where available!
Compare Chlamydia treatment options and select the one you want
- There are two antibiotics commonly used as treatment for Chlamydia.
- There is not usually much difference in terms of cost, and both are effective at clearing the infection, once they are taken correctly.
- Azithroymcin (Zithromax) is the more popular form of Chlamydia treatment as it’s just a single dose, which is simple and convenient.
- The other option, Doxycycline (Doxsig or Doxylin) is a one week course. Doxycycline can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, which may be important to consider in the middle of a hot Australian summer. It can also cause indigestion/heartburn in some people.
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What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?
Symptoms of Chlamydia in women
- most women with Chlamydia will have no symptoms- i.e. it is often a silent infection
- a change in vaginal discharge- it may increase in amount, and become yellow-green, brown, and smelly.
- bleeding between periods or after sex
- pain during sex
- pelvic pain
- a burning sensation when passing urine
- pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which may involve fever, pelvic pain and general unwellness
- complications such as reduced fertility and a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy
Symptoms of Chlamydia in Men
- most often there are no symptoms of Chlamydia in men- it is silent
- a burning sensation when passing urine
- pain or ache in the testicles
- a discharge from the penis
- over time, it can reduce fertility (if untreated)
FAQs about Chlamydia
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is spread through sexual contact- oral, anal or vaginal. In most cases it is a silent condition, with no symptoms- this means it’s important for people who are sexually active to have regular testing.
In women, chlamydia symptoms include vaginal discharge, irregular vaginal bleeding, a burning sensation when passing urine, pelvic pain and pain during sex. In men, it may present with discharge from the penis, a burning sensation when passing urine or pain in the testicles. Chlamydia infection can also make it easier to catch other STIs such as HIV. Once diagnosed, it’s easy to treat, but if not caught in time, it can lead to more serious complications- women can get pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which can cause pelvic pain, fevers and irregular vaginal bleeding. It can also lead to a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy (this is a potentially life-threatening condition when a pregnancy develops outside the uterus). In both women and men, fertility can be reduced by. Even in silent infection, there can be significant harm to your body.
Chlamydia is usually diagnosed by a simple urine test, or sometimes by taking a swab. Other tests may be recommended if you have had anal or oral sex. There are a number of other STIs you may wish to be checked for that may involve additional tests. When infection is suspected, treatment for chlamydia should be started without delay before test results are available. Rapid treatment reduces the risk of complications in the future.
Treatment for chlamydia involves taking an antibiotic. There are two commonly prescribed options. Azithromycin (Zithromax) involves a single dose, whereas Doxycycline is taken for a week. Both are effective. Some people are more prone to sunburn while they are taking Doxycycline.
Due to the high rate of re-infection, it’s advised to get tested again after 3-6 months. Anyone who is sexually active should continue to get tested regularly, particularly if you have multiple sexual partners.
If you’ve tested positive for chlamydia, you should let your recent sexual partners know so they can be treated. They may have silent infection but no symptoms of chlamydia, so they may be completely unaware. You can do this anonymously if needs be, via www.letthemknow.org.au if you feel unable to tell them in person.
Health Library- Sexual Health
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are very common – so it’s wise to be well-informed and proactive about sexual health.
Many STIs can be silent- in women, Chlamydia may present with abnormal vaginal discharge, unscheduled vaginal bleeding or pelvic pain-but sometimes there are no symptoms at all. Unfortunately, even silent infection can cause problems- such as scarring of the fallopian tubes, leading to fertility issues in the future and an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy- a potentially life-threatening condition when a pregnancy develops outside the uterus. Therefore, it’s very important to get early treatment for chlamydia, if possible. In men, there may also be no symptoms, though some may experience a burning sensation when passing urine, discharge from the penis or discomfort in the testicles. Gonorrhoea and Mycoplasma Genitalium are less common STIs, but can cause very similar symptoms.
Genital Herpes is carried by around 1 in 8 adults, though the majority of these carriers are unaware they have it. However, they can still transmit it to others, even as silent carriers. Genital Herpes is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV2)- the first infection often involves intensely painful blisters and ulcers in the genital region. A swab of the lesions may be taken to confirm the diagnosis. Once you’ve had genital herpes once it never leaves the body- some people will continue to have flare ups from time to time, in others it may lie dormant. It’s very hard to diagnose it when it’s in its silent or dormant state.
People who are sexually active should consider regular STI screening- obviously the more partners one has, the more often check ups are recommended. STI screening will usually involve a urine test for common STIs, and a blood test for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Syphilis. And if you’ve got an STI, it’s important to inform previous partners who may also be affected. If you are not able to do this directly or in person, you can do it anonymously at www.letthemknow.org.au . For more information on STIs, browse our library below.
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