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is there a strain of chlamydia that is untreatable?? i feel i have taken more than enough antibiotics to cure it and yet i am still having symptoms. what other antibiotics can treat chlamydia? What would your advice be? Please help.

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replied January 16th, 2008
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Answer A3522
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"List of other diseases, conditions, or injuries and their treatment: back problems- physical therapy, acupuncture, anti inflams, pain killers

Diagnosis that has been suggested: chlamydia

Current medical status: i was diagnoes with chlamydia about a month ago and was prescribed dxycycline for 7 days. I took it and i still had symptoms so i was prescribed a gram of zithromax. I took it also and still has symptoms after 7 days. I went back and was tested and still positive. I then was given another gram of zithromax then 7 days of levaquin. Still have symptoms. Doc says i might have trich so i am on flagyl right now and still have symptoms.

Current medical treatment: flagyl 500mg 3 times a day 10 days. Getting tested again soon but am assuming it will still be positive. Got referred to urologist but appointment isnt until FEB and i cant wait that long."

There could be a strain of Chlamydia that is resistant to some types of antibiotics but it's almost impossible that the infection is resistant to three different antibiotics. In addition to tetracyclines (doxycycline etc.) and macrolides (erythromycin, azitromycin etc.), Chlamydia is also sensitive to cefalosporines, clindamycin and gentamycin. Before changing antibiotic treatment, you should check for evidence of another possible infective agent that might be causing the infection (this is called a "mixed infection"). A microbiological smear from the vagina and a Pap-test can help.

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