Before explaining the symptoms of chlamydia, a small digression should be made. The fact is that chlamydia is not one disease. This is a whole group of diverse diseases caused by chlamydia. And since several varieties of this microorganism can live in the human body, they provoke completely different diseases, with unlike symptoms.
Much also depends on in which organ or system Chlamydia is “settled”. For example, a disease caused by the same type of infection, but affecting either the eyes, or the genitourinary system, or the respiratory system, will manifest itself in completely different signs. That is, you need to understand that chlamydia symptoms will always be “not shown” specific, but depending on the area of localization, therefore, it must be treated according to different schemes.
The main signs of chlamydia
Since urogenital chlamydia is the most pathogenic for humans, it is first necessary to talk about the symptoms inherent in chlamydia of the genitourinary tract.
So, the primary symptoms of urogenital chlamydia that appear 7-30 days after infection look like this:
– in men – slight translucent discharge from the urethra, mild pain during urination;
– in women – similar discharge with an unpleasant odor from the vagina, mild pain during urination, pain in the pelvic area, intermenstrual bleeding;
– in children – itching in the genital area, frequent urination, discharge from the urethra (in boys) and the vagina (in girls).
If chlamydia has arisen on the conjunctiva of the eyes, then its symptoms are very similar to those of ordinary conjunctivitis. This is redness and swelling of the upper eyelid, purulent discharge from the eye, non-intense pain. Treatment in this case will be correct only if the doctor can determine the cause of the eye disease, that is, identify chlamydia.
And, finally, respiratory chlamydia is like a common cold, with all its characteristic signs. This is a cough, sore throat, runny nose, fever, general weakness and so on. With this type of chlamydia, a lot depends on the correct diagnosis and timely treatment of the infection, since untreated respiratory chlamydia can lead to the development of pneumonia.
Diagnosing chlamydia , recognizing its symptoms , prescribing the right treatment is a daunting task. In the advanced stage, the disease can lead to very serious consequences, regardless of which organ or system of the human body this infection has settled.
Since chlamydia belongs to the group of parasites that live inside the cells, then drugs for their destruction must be selected that can penetrate deep into the cells and kill a specific strain of the parasite. Therefore, a treatment regimen for each patient is developed individually, and drugs and their dosage are prescribed in accordance with the detected type of chlamydia. The severity and duration of the course of the disease, the presence of concomitant diseases and infections, the patient’s age, and general health are also taken into account.
The basis of the medical treatment of chlamydia is antibiotics in different doses. The course of treatment takes place in several cycles to guarantee the destruction of all chlamydia and other genital infections. Along with this, antifungal drugs are prescribed for the patient, the task of which is to prevent the development of fungal diseases, which often happens in the body under the influence of antibiotics.
In some cases, patients with chlamydia are prescribed drugs that increase immunity and immunoactivators, which help stabilize and strengthen the body’s defenses. Enzymes in the treatment of chlamydia are used to enhance the action of antibiotics, restore blood circulation, as an anesthetic and decongestant, to reduce the body’s allergic reaction to antibiotics.
The cure is controlled by several methods, not earlier than two weeks after the end of therapeutic therapy.