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How long does Chlamydia take to clear up following a course

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How long does Chlamydia take to clear up following a course of antibiotics?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Singh replied 5 years ago.
Hi,
Chlamydia infection usually resolves in 1-5 days after starting antibiotics.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I took my antibiotics just under 2 weeks ago, and during this week on a couple of occasions have had considerable discharge, would this be normal?
Expert:  Dr. Singh replied 5 years ago.
Some discharge is not unusual in the second week of treatment. However if you have any worsening of symptoms, or if symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, you will need to go back to your doctor for testing as there may other associated infection with gonorrhea etc.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Okay, I had a chlamydia/gonorrhea test at same time and the latter came back negative. I refrained from sex for 7 days like antibiotics stated, will anything else help the symptoms clear up (ie increased water intake)
Expert:  Dr. Singh replied 5 years ago.
Yes, increased fluid intake will help and is recommended. Also eat a healthy well balanced diet and take Lactobacillus supplements.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

How long following taking antibiotics do I remain infectious for?

Expert:  Dr. Singh replied 5 years ago.
Usually we advise patients to not have sexual intercourse for 2 weeks after starting treatment, or till the symptoms/discharge persist, or whichever is later.
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