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Treatment and prevention for Chlamydia infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my wife is pregnant and during a test they found out she has chlymydia which means i probly have it.. she was prescribed some atibiotics but i dont have insurance so i was doing some research and found out zithromax or a z pack can cure that and my dad has 500 mg pills of this from his doctor and was wondering how much and how long i should take these to cure this up
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   give me a min please
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   ok now i will tell you that yes it can be cured by taking an antibiotic course, and yes azithromycin is the drug but at the same time there are other antibiotics that have to be taken
Doctor :   its not advised to take the antibiotic course without the prescription
Doctor :   as the dosage depends on the load of bacterial infection
User :   ok i understand but i have no insuance and really cant afford to see a doctor
Doctor :   i can understand your situation but since its a online consultation its illegal for me to prescribe you the medication
User :   they gave my wife doxycycline to take 2 a day for 10 days
Doctor :   yes it all depends on the load of bacterial and its sensitivity . i dont want to misguide you and give you the wrong medication
User :   ok i completly understand but if i decide to take the z pack 500mg how long and how many should i take to be safe
Doctor :   please dont take as they are strong antibiotics and if the bacteria is not sensitive to Z PACK then its a waste
Doctor :   thats why your wife is given diff antibiotic
Doctor :   also the duration of the course depends on the severity of infection
User :   ok do u know if i would go to planned parenthood to get tested if they would give me a precription
Doctor :   yes sure they can
User :   ok i guess ill just do that was just trying to cure this mess up without going to a doctor
Doctor :   you can take a opinion from there
Doctor :   i am sorry i was not able to help you much but its not in our hands
User :   ok thats fine i appreciate everthing just was making sure before i took the z pack
User :   but i have no symptoms would i see any
Doctor :   your welcoem
Doctor :   yes you would be infected for sure
User :   what would i be able to see or notice
Doctor :   if you have unprotected intercourse with your wife
User :   yep
User :   but is there a sign that i would have it
Doctor :   No symptoms in 70% to 80% of cases
User :   ok thanks have a nice day
Doctor :   rest you might can have discharge from penis
Doctor :   or pain during urination
User :   ok i have neither
Doctor :   but majority cases have no symptoms
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   u too
Doctor :   you too have a nice day
Doctor :   bye bye
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