Oral Chlamydia Research Paper

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ORAL CHLAMYDIA SYMPTOMS Most persons infected with Chlamydia (oral Chlamydia inclusive) usually do not show or have any outward symptoms in the early stages of the infection. In fact, research has revealed that most persons infected with Chlamydia (including oral Chlamydia) have no symptoms at all and if at all symptoms do appear, it often begins to surface after about two to three weeks after infection. Though the symptoms are usually delayed, oral Chlamydia has symptoms which can be identified even by an untrained observer. Oral Chlamydia Symptoms A person infected with oral Chlamydia may show these symptoms: • A sore throat is a consistent pain, scratchiness, or irritation that occurs in the throat. A sore throat could be pharyngitis when…show more content…
The treatment of oral Chlamydia is very quick once it has been diagnosed. The usual prescribed treatment for oral Chlamydia is a single dose of antibiotics or a week-long course of antibiotics. The two most common antibiotics prescribed for oral Chlamydia are: • Azithromycin. This is a prescription drug used to treat infection caused by bacteria. Azithromycin works by killing bacteria such as Chlamydia trachomatis and as well treat oral Chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections caused by bacteria. It is usually prescribed in a single, large dose, however, the dose may also be spread out over five days depending on the severity of the infection. Azithromycin is available as an oral tablet, oral suspension, extended release oral suspension, eye drop or intravenous form. • Doxycycline. This is a prescription drug that works by blocking a bacterial protein from being formed. It works by binding to certain units of the bacterial protein and thus stops the bacterial protein from growing, thereby treating bacterial infections such oral Chlamydia. Doxycycline comes in various forms and is available in a tablet, a capsule, and a suspension variant. Doxycycline is usually, prescribed to be taken twice per day for about one…show more content…
Prevention of Oral Chlamydia The safest means of prevention of oral Chlamydia is abstinence from tongue-vaginal-stimulation. However, where a person wants to indulge in fellatio (oral-penile-stimulation), cunnilingus (oral-vaginal-stimulation), or anilingus (oral-anal-stimulation) without getting infected by oral Chlamydia, these options are available to prevent the bacterial infection: • Condoms. Condoms are cheap and easy to find in stores and are easy to use but the downside of using a condom (especially latex) is that it is oily and may cause a little irritation. • Dental dam. This is more difficult to find in stores and its cost is on the high side. It is specifically made for oral sex and thus provides maximum protection. • Having regular medical checkup and tests help to detect the oral Chlamydia early and once discovered at an early stage, it can be treated quickly before it becomes severe. • Having a safe number of sex partners (one, ideally) helps prevent one from being with infected sexual

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