|Written by Susan Golis|
Chlamydia trachamatis is a bacterial infection that is transmitted by skin to skin contact.Â Chlamydia has no immediate symptoms making it impossible to identify and the disease will spread quickly.Â If symptoms do occur they will be noticeable 1 to 3 weeks after skin to skin contact.
Teenage girls who become infected with Chlamydia will notice a watery discharge that may have an odor, discomfort urinating, abdominal pain and fever.Â They may also bleed in-between their period and will have painful periods.
Teenage boys will notice a clear or cloudy discharge and pain when urinating.
Both boys and girls will have the symptoms of inflammation that may be sore or itchy.Â If you suspect that you may have been infected with Chlamydia then take the necessary steps to get treatment.
Make an appointment at a clinic and get tested. Â If the test comes back positive then your physician will write you a prescription for an antibiotic treatment; Azithromycin, .Â Zithromax or Doxycycline. Â Take the prescribed dosage as recommended. Do not skip a dosage; finish the antibiotics even if you feel better do not stop taking unless your doctor tells you to stop.
Boost your Immune System
Buy Echinacea, goldenseal, bee balm or red clover herb tea. Drink the tea four time's day. The tea treatment will help to heal the Chlamydia and will boost your immune system.
Naturally Relieve Pain
Another way to relieve pain and inflamation is to take warm lavender herbal baths. Lavender is a natural way to calm your inflamed skin. Buy lavender soap, bath oils or essential oil.Â Add the lavender to the warm bath water and soak in the tub for 10 minutes. Take the soothing herbal baths twice a day
Eat yogurt or take an acidophilus supplement whenever you take an antibiotic. The acidophilus will restore the "friendly" bacteria in your intestines.
Long term Chlamydia can cause inflammatory disease, and will damage a womanâ€™s reproductive system.Â Men may become sterile.
If you have more than one intimate partner and you engage in unprotected relations, you should be tested annually. It is better to get to know the boy or girl and to build a relationship before being intimate. Refrain from being intimate with many partners.
Practice safety by using a condom. Learn more about Chlamydia by picking up pamphlets at the clinic or researching online.Â More information on Chlamydia Disease
Inform your mother of your condition so she can help you to get well.
If you are infected with ChlamydiaÂ while pregnant you will pass it to your child.Â Contact our physician, get tested and medication.Â All pregnant woman need to be rechecked to confirm that they no longer are infected.
Chlamydia is one of the most common skin to skin transmitted diseases in the U.S. This disease is easily spread amongst teenagers because it often causes no symptoms and may be unknowingly passed to partners.
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