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Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through genital fluid during unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal sex. It is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK. If left untreated, it can cause more serious conditions, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women, and infertility in men and women. 

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Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through genital fluid during unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal sex. It is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK. If left untreated, it can cause more serious conditions, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women, and infertility in men and women. 

You can order chlamydia treatment online from our UK registered prescribing service.

For more information on Chlamydia please visit the NHS guide here.

Overview

What is Chlamydia?


Chlamydia is the most common type of sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK and is most common among young people (aged 16 - 25). The infection is spread through unprotected sex (vaginal, anal, oral and sharing sex toys) and its symptoms include vaginal/penile discharge, mild stomach pain (for women) and pain or irritation in the testicles and penis (for men).

However, the reason that Chlamydia can be troublesome is because it very regularly causes no symptoms, meaning that a lot of men and women have the infection without realising. Not only does this lead to the disease being passed on and spread to more people, but Chlamydia can also cause other health complications. In women, the infection can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, stop the fallopian tubes from working properly and eventually cause infertility. In men, it can cause similar fertility problems, affecting sperm production and making conception much harder.

 

How can I treat Chlamydia?


The first step in treating Chlamydia is identifying it. The test is a simple cotton swab, inserted into the vagina or urethra to see if your bodily fluids test positively for the bacteria. You can get these tests done at your local GP or sexual health clinic, or you can do it yourself in the comfort of your own home with our STI test kits.

Once you have tested positive for Chlamydia, the treatment is a simple dose of antibiotics; either a one-off dose of Azithromycin or Doxycycline Capsules taken twice daily for one week. These treatments are highly effective and are both available to purchase from Cloud Pharmacy, using our trustworthy and confidential service.

If you have been treated for Chlamydia, you should ensure that you follow preventative measures in order to avoid contracting it (or another STI) again. This includes practising safe sex (by using condoms), avoiding the sharing of sex toys, and getting tested regularly.

 

Causes

How do people get Chlamydia?

The infection may be passed from person to person through sexual intercourse, but the actual cause is a bacterium called “Chlamydia trachomatis”. This bacteria, when passed from one person to another, can live inside the vagina, penis and rectum, and can then be found in a man’s semen and a woman’s vaginal fluids (hence, how it is passed during sex).

Although it only takes coming into contact with the infection once in order to acquire it, you heighten your risks by having unprotected sex with multiple different partners. You should get yourself tested regularly; once a year or each time you have sex with a new partner.

Treatments

How do I treat Chlamydia?

rtunately treating chlamydia is quick and effective. It involves a short course of antibiotics. The two most commonly prescribed chlamydia treatments are Azithromycin and Doxycycline. If taken correctly they cure more than 95 out of every 100 cases of chlamydia. Doxycycline is the currently recommended first-line antibiotic to treat chlamydia by the UK health body the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). If Doxycycline isn’t appropriate, usually because of an allergy, then Azithromycin will become the preferred antibiotic. Doxycycline is a longer course and will involve taking two capsules every day for one week, however, it currently has a lower chance of bacterial resistance than azithromycin meaning treatment is more likely to be effective. If complications are suspected then a longer course of antibiotics may be necessary. Ensure you follow the guidelines set out on medication to treat chlamydia. If treatment is taken incorrectly then it could be ineffective. 

You can be purchase chlamydia treatment online from Cloud Pharmacy  if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You have already had a positive test result for chlamydia
  • There is a high chance you have chlamydia and you cannot wait for a test result
  • A sexual partner has tested positive for chlamydia
  • You have had a chlamydia test from Cloud Pharmacy that has returned positive

You should refrain from having sex for at least one week after completing your course of chlamydia treatment antibiotics. If your sexual partner hasn’t undergone any treatment, it would be advised not to have sex with them until they have been tested or have taken the appropriate antibiotics. It is advised to always avoid having sex until all the related symptoms have gone completely (for 7 days as a minimum).

If the course of chlamydia treatment is taken correctly then there will be no need for re-testing to check the chlamydia has gone. A follow-up test is only advised if any of the following applies: 

  • You didn’t take the medication as instructed
  • Your symptoms still remain
  • Your symptoms have come back
  • You had sex before you and your partner had completed treatment

Symptoms

What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?

The majority of people with chlamydia don’t experience any symptoms at all. It is estimated that around 70% of women and around 50% of men don’t notice any symptoms. When noticeable symptoms do develop, they will usually occur between one and three weeks after having unprotected sex with an infected person. The symptoms differ for women and men, the most common being listed below:

Chlamydia Symptoms In Women:

  • Pain during sex
  • Bleeding during and/or after sex
  • Pain when urinating
  • Bleeding between periods and heavier periods than normal
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • A noticeable change in any vaginal discharge

Chlamydia Symptoms In Men:

  • An abnormal discharge from the tip of the penis.
  • Pain when urinating
  • Pain in the testicles

FAQ

  • What is Chlamydia?

    It is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by Chlamydia Trachomatis which can affect men and women. It can be found in the genitals, anus, throat or eyes. It is spread through unprotected sex. Using a condom can reduce the risk of catching it.

  • How common is Chlamydia?

    Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted disease in the UK, with over 200,000 patients testing positive every year. Young people in the 15 - 24 age group are particularly at risk, which is why annual screening is recommended for anyone who is sexually active and under 25.

    However, chlamydia affects people of all ages and a recent report by the Health Protection Agency showed that the number of people over 50 who are diagnosed with an STI like chlamydia has doubled in the past ten years.

    If you have had unprotected sex with a partner who could have chlamydia you should get tested for chlamydia.

  • Can Chlamydia be Cured?

    Chlamydia is treated with the antibiotic doxycycline. Chlamydia treatment kills the chlamydia bacteria and it is highly effective.

  • How long does Chlamydia take to cure?

    It takes 1 full week of treatment to be effective. You should avoid any sexual contact both with or without a condom during your treatment time, as you could still be contagious.

    If you are under the age of 25 a chlamydia test is recommended 3 months after you finish your treatment.

  • Is "The Clap" the same as Chlamydia?

    No, although it is commonly thought that Chlamydia is 'The Clap', it is actually Gonorrhoea that 'The Clap' refers to. Gonorrhoea tests are also available from Cloud Pharmacy.

  • Does Chlamydia go away by itself?

    Untreated Chlamydia won’t go away by itself and can do more harm to your body. If Chlamydia is left untreated in women, it can spread to the womb and causing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID is a major cause of infertility, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.

    If Chlamydia is left untreated in men they are at risk of complications of Chlamydia such as orchitis (swollen testicles), reactive arthritis, and infertility. Chlamydia treatment is easy and the infection is curable.

    Cloud Pharmacy offers a discreet home test that includes the lab costs, the urine container and the pre-paid envelope. You will receive your results by text message, normally within 72 hours of sending off your sample.

  • How long does it take to show symptoms of Chlamydia?

    Up to 50% of men and 70% of women do not show symptoms of the infection. It can take one to three weeks for the symptoms to develop, however they can occur months later. You can have no symptoms but still carry the infection and have the ability to infect others.

  • How long will it take for me to get a positive test if I have caught Chlamydia?

    It can take up to 2 weeks for a positive Chlamydia test to show, therefore we recommend people wait at least 10 days from their unprotected sexual encounter before testing. This will help to prevent false readings in the test results and ensure you get an accurate diagnosis.

  • I have taken antibiotics for Chlamydia but my symptoms have not cleared

    There are many reasons why you maybe experiencing persistent symptoms. These could include:

    • You have another underlying sexually transmitted infection (STI) at the same time. This will need further investigations or tests. Gonorrhoea commonly occurs in conjunction with Chlamydia.
    • You have an unrelated infection e.g. a lower urinary tract infection or endometriosis.
    • On rare occasions the strain of bacteria can be resistant to the antibiotics and further treatment is required.

    Another chlamydia test may be required but this will have to be performed after 6 weeks. Any earlier and the test will present a positive result from the initial infection.

    In the case of failed treatment or unresolved symptoms you should see your GP or visit your local GUM clinic.

  • Do I have to tell my partner or previous sexual partners?

    It is important you tell your current partner and other sexual partners within the last 6 months if you have been tested positive for chlamydia because:

    • They may not know they have an infection and can spread it to others.
    • If it is left untreated it can lead to serious complications such as infertility.
    • Chlamydia treatment is easy, simple and the infection is curable.

    We understand that this may be a difficult conversation, however it is very important you tell your previous sexual partners if you have been diagnosed with Chlamydia to allow them to be tested and treated.

  • How long after taking Chlamydia treatment does it take for symptoms to clear?

    Chlamydia antibiotics, Azithromycin or Doxycycline, usually clear symptoms quickly. Pain on passing urine and discharge normally clear within a week, however pelvic or testicular pain can take two weeks to pass. Menstrual irregularities should improve by the next cycle. Any symptoms that persist may be an indicator of failed treatment, if this occurs you should see your doctor or local sexual health clinic for further treatment.

  • Is it best for both partners to get Chlamydia treatment at the same time?

    Yes, it is important to treat both sexual partners for Chlamydia if they have had sex because one partner untreated or partially treated can re-infect the other. After treatment you need to abstain from sexual activity for one week. This includes genital, oral and anal sex even with a condom.

  • How do I use Doxycycline for Chlamydia?

    Take one Doxycycline capsule in the morning and one capsule in the evening, roughly 12 hours apart. A full course to treat Chlamydia is seven days treatment, 14 capsules in total.

    Doxycycline should be taken on an empty stomach whilst sitting upright or standing. We do not recommend you take the medication directly before going to bed as it may cause irritation of the oesophagus. Ensure you drink plenty of water with each dose. Unlike other antibiotics in the tetracycline family, taking it with food does not significantly affect the absorption. If you feel nauseous or experience an upset tummy then swallow the capsules with food.

  • What do I do if a sexual partner tells me they have Chlamydia?

    You may wish to go ahead and get Chlamydia treatment without being tested if you have had unprotected sex with someone who has Chlamydia. You can also get a Chlamydia test to see if you have a positive result. If you do get a positive result, you will need to take antibiotic treatment to cure your Chlamydia infection, this is normally very straightforward.

    If you have had sex with other partners since you were infected, you need to contact them to let them know that they should take a Chlamydia test and may require treatment.

  • Is it safe to buy Chlamydia treatment online?

    Yes, as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy it is perfectly safe to buy Chlamydia antibiotic treatment online.

    Cloud Pharmacy is a registered pharmacy based in Scotland and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription antibiotics through our Online Pharmacy.

  • How do I buy antibiotics for Chlamydia online?

    All you will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so we can ensure that Chlamydia treatment will be safe and effective for you. It all takes less than 5 minutes and they can be delivered to your door.

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