February 5, 2010

Remedies and Causes for Chlamydia Infections in Women

Posted in Category : Sexual Health

Chlamydia is a disease that is almost similar to another sexually transmitted disease called gonorrhea. The causative organisms are also bacteria; however, Chlamydia has a more sinister side to because the causative bacteria has the ability to go into a state of suspended animation when conditions are not favorable only to regenerate when viable conditions return. This is a disease that affects men and women alike and is equally harmful for both sexes. In women, the biggest danger comes with the inflammation of the cervix called cervicitis. This condition will eventually lead to the more danger pelvic inflammatory disease or PID. Once PID is established there are a variety of other problems that will occur to the entire reproductive system some of them being sterility and the chance of an ectopic pregnancy. There is no effective home remedy for the disease though it can be used in consonance with regular antibiotic use.

Women can be asymptomatic for many years despite being infected with the disease. You could get this disease if you do not regularly and consistently practice safe sex, have multiple partners, or if you have a history of sexually transmitted infections. While you may be asymptomatic, some signs that you must look out for are irregular menses. Once you notice a continuous white exudates continuously discharging, you are possible affected with cervicitis. Chlamydia is a disease that can suddenly appear to go into remission once the cells that it infects start to die. The bacteria go into a state where there is no cell division but only increased growth. This is a kind of suspended animation and the bacterial cells will go back to their normal form once conditions are more favorable.

Treatment For Women

Curing this condition requires help from a doctor as the antibiotics required are the nukes of the antibiotic world. Drugs like tetracycline, azithromycin, doxycycline, and erythromycin and administered in this disease. Contrary to popular belief, the use of ciprofloxacin is not advised for this disease despite the fact that the drug is specialized for urinary tract infections. The treatment with antibiotics could go on for a fortnight or more. As home remedy, you need to use a douche to reduce infection. A douche with antiseptic soap water that contains Triclosan and diluted hydrogen peroxide should be used three times a day. A high dietary intake of garlic is also required, being a natural antibiotic. Have at least a whole bulb during the course of the day.