Reference Antibiotic treatment, when taken exactly as directed, normally cures chlamydia infections. If antibiotics are not taken properly, the infection will not be cured. Prompt treatment prevents the spread of the infection and reduces the risk of complications, such as Reference pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Opens New Window.
Avoid sexual contact or use condoms until you and your partner have finished the full course of medicine.
What to think about
Call your doctor if symptoms continue or new symptoms develop 3 to 4 weeks after treatment. To prevent reinfection, your sex partners need to be tested and treated.
Treatment in a hospital with Reference intravenous (IV) Opens New Window medicines may be needed for women who have pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and men who have Reference epididymitis Opens New Window. In many cases, these conditions can be treated outside of the hospital with oral antibiotics and close follow-up by your doctor.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease