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Is there a cure for chlamydia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If chlamydia is treated early, a cure is usually possible. Antibiotics are used to treat the infection, and in most cases, it clears up within a week or two. However, if the partner of the infected person doesn't get treated, they can re-infect that person, and the partners may end up passing chlamydia back and forth. Also, if chlamydia isn't treated till the infection has spread, antibiotics may be able to cure the infection but it can't reverse damage already caused by the bacteria. Having repeated chlamydia infections raises the risk of serious complications. Because of this, it's important to get tested regularly for chlamydia and to see a doctor right away if you notice any unusual symptoms.

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