Chlamydia is a microorganism, similar morphological properties to the bacteria. They damage the organs of the urogenital system, and in some cases, and some others (nasopharynx, eyes, respiratory organs). For men, the disease chlamydiaω is fraught with decline in sperm quantity and sperm motility, increased number of abnormal and damaged units. In women, chlamydia cause obstruction of the fallopian tubes, are the cause of complications of pregnancy and abnormalities in fetal development.
In acute for chlamydia has signs characteristic of other diseases, sexually transmitted. Keep in mind that often it is asymptomatic, and the detection, as a rule, is chronic form. In both cases, a very important timely and correct diagnosis.
First and foremost, consult a doctor (gynecologist, urologist, andrologist, dermatologist). Hand over a smear on the definition of chlamydia by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and blood enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) – detection of antibodies against chlamydia in the blood. These methods with high accuracy to indicate the presence or absence in the body of the infection.
There is also a highly effective method for the determination of chlamydia - culture, that is culture. It is quite expensive, laborious and time-consuming, besides, not make it anywhere. The advantage of seeding is that in addition to identifying infection in the course of diagnostics is established and the sensitivity of chlamydia to antibiotics of different groups that allows the physician to immediately prescribe appropriate and effective drugs for treatment.
Find out if your city laboratory, has a special equipment for sowing chlamydia, and a contact there. Hand scraping of the urogenital discharge, wait for the results of the analysis and show them to the doctor. Do not attempt to interpret the laboratory findings and to self-treat: drugs and the dosage must be installed by a specialist.
To treat chlamydia antibiotics used: tetracycline, doxycycline, erythromycin, rifampicin, sulfonamides. Other means to get rid of this infection impossible, so even as a staunch opponent of antibiotics, do not refuse them. At the same time antibiotic therapy is effective when used in the right dosages for a number of days, so take the drugs exactly according to the scheme prescribed by the doctor, and do not cancel the appointment yourself with the obvious improvements.
To cure chlamydia, an integrated approach is needed. Along with antibiotics, usually prescribed antifungal drugs (nystatin, levorin), as well as a means for symptomatic treatment, in particular, stimulating tissue repair ointment, treatment of the urethra or vagina with antiseptics, the introduction of tampons with medicines, etc. in addition, the local treatment is widely used ointment application of interferon. Follow the doctor's instructions and use all the suggested ways of getting rid of chlamydia.
Try to increase the immunity needed to fight infection. Take vitamins, immunomodulatory drugs, eat right, maintain a healthy lifestyle. All this contributes to a speedy recovery.
After the end of treatment pass the control tests. Repeat the study three more times at intervals of a month. If disappeared clinical symptoms, and the pathogen is not detected in the blood smear, then you are healthy.
For chlamydia it is very important to be treated with the sexual partner and at the time of therapy to refuse sex to prevent re-infection.