Oral Chlamydia Symptoms

Oral chlamydia is caused by a bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis which is passed from one person to another through sexual contact. This is the same bacteria which can infect a person elsewhere in their bodies including their eyes, genital areas and which if left untreated can lead to all sorts of other health issues that tend to be much harder to treat and clear up resulting in long-term problems.

Being aware of the condition is crucial

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Symptoms to Watch Out For

Oral chlamydia can lead to all sorts of uncomfortable and unsightly symptoms which include the following:

A mild fever

Sore Throat

Swollen and painful tonsils

Throat infections

Chills

Flu-like symptoms

Sores on the tongue and lips

The flu-like symptoms often leave people thinking they do not have chlamydia and this is especially true if the symptoms are mild and clear up pretty quickly. However, just because the symptoms go away does not mean the infection has gone too which is why if you suspect you may have contracted oral chlamydia, you should get tested as soon as you can. A doctor can rule it out or confirm the condition and prescribe the right type of treatment to clear up the symptoms quickly.

If left untreated oral chlamydia can lead to other disastrous health problems which can include permanent upper respiratory tract issues which is why it’s important to seek medical help as soon as you think there might be a problem. The sooner the condition is treated with antibiotics the better and faster oral chlamydia clears up without long-term health issues occurring.

No Sex Until You Get the All Clear

It’s really important not to have any sexual contact with a partner should you think you have contracted oral chlamydia. Once a correct diagnosis has been made and you have been given a course of antibiotics or a single treatment to clear up the symptoms, you should get yourself re-tested before you have sex with your partner again.

Discussing symptoms with a doctor as soon as you can means you get treated quickly

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Your Partner needs to be Tested Too

Because oral chlamydia can be passed on to your partner, they too should be tested to make sure they have not been infected. Very often there are no apparent symptoms or they are so mild they get ignored. However, this does not mean the chlamydia bacteria is not present and only a test will establish if your partner is infected or not. If they are, they too would need to be treated with the right type of antibiotic and would need to be re-tested to see if they have the all clear too. Only when both parties have been given the okay should any sexual contact start again.

People with More Than One Sexual Partner Are More at Risk

People who have more than one sexual partner are more at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease which includes chlamydia. The problem is that a person can suffer from several STDs at the same time and they can contract these conditions over and over again if they don’t take the right kind of precautions.

Conclusion

Oral chlamydia can be very painful and if left untreated, the bacteria can take hold in other parts of the body, namely the upper respiratory tract which can cause all sorts of health issues later on. If you think or have any symptoms which could be attributed to chlamydia, you should seek medical advice as soon as you can and stop having sex with your partner. Doctors and other health professionals recommend that people who have more than one sexual partner should be tested on a regular basis for chlamydia especially as very often no symptoms of this sexually transmitted disease may be apparent.

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