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What are my options for recurrent Chlamydia infection?

What are my options for recurrent Chlamydia infection?

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Published At November 30, 2016
Reviewed AtJuly 24, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have chlamydia and I have been treated on four occasions. I have not had sex recently. I took all medicines as specified. The list of medicines and attempts as follows. First Azithromax 1g one dose, second Azithromax 2.5 g three doses, third Doxycycline 500 mg two times a day for 10 days and last Doxycycline 500 mg two times a day for 15 days. After each treatment Chlamydia was confirmed. What shall I do? And what are my options?

Answered by Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com. Sure, I can answer your questions to help tailor the treatment accordingly. It's important to consider all aspects for an effective approach. Have you ever undergone culture and sensitivity testing for the recurrent chlamydia infection? Were you treated for gonorrhea simultaneously? Additionally, are you currently pregnant or breastfeeding, and how frequently do you experience these recurrences? Understanding the severity of the infection is crucial. Are you experiencing lower belly pain, nausea, or vomiting? Lastly, when was your last sexual encounter? Providing these details will enable me to customize the treatment plan appropriately to address your specific situation.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I am a male. I have not gotten any culture yet for recurrence. Yes, I was treated for gonorrhea. The infection is itchy, irritating and also have light discharge. I had sexual intercourse before two months.

Answered by Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Hello

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Thank you for providing detailed history. I suggest you antibiotic Levofloxacin 500 mg daily for seven days. This medication is the best second line therapy approved for the treatment of Chlamydia. The side effects will include tendon inflammation, nausea, diarrhea, Clostridium difficile infection and allergic reaction. Also, note that this medicine should not be used if you have allergy to Ciprofloxacin as it belongs to the same group. So, consult a doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Internal Medicine

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