Chlamydia Treatment

Reviewed by Ruthann Cunningham, MD, May 23, 2017

Chlamydia can be cured.

Chlamydia can be easily and effectively cured with antibiotics. After speaking with you and taking your medical history, your doctor will decide which antibiotic is right for you.

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Are there any alternatives to antibiotics?

No, chlamydia must be treated with an antibiotic.

If I get chlamydia once, can I get it again?

Yes. Antibiotics will cure you but you can get it again. It’s very important that your sexual partners get tested and if infected, treated before you resume sexual activity with them. There is a high rate of reinfection so once treated you should test again in 3 months.

Pregnant women can take antibiotics, too.

Chlamydia infections in pregnant women put the fetus at risk. Always consult with your doctor, but chlamydia can be cured during pregnancy with antibiotics. You may not be comfortable taking antibiotics during your first trimester, but it's during the first trimester when it's most important to protect the fetus from the infection. It is the leading cause of prenatal (before baby's birth) pneumonia and conjunctivitis (pink eye) in newborns according to the CDC. These problems can lead to infant mortality (death) or blindness. Chlamydia can be passed from mother to baby at birth. Any pregnant woman should be seen and examined by her obstetrician who will then determine the safest antibiotic for treatment.

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