Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that affects both men and women. While it is typically associated with genital infections, it is possible to contract chlamydia in the mouth through oral sex. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of chlamydia in the mouth, and why it’s important to get tested and treated at Nao Medical in NYC.
What is chlamydia in the mouth?
Chlamydia in the mouth is a bacterial infection that is spread through oral sex. It is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, which can infect the throat, mouth, or rectum. It is important to note that chlamydia in the mouth can also lead to genital chlamydia through contact with infected bodily fluids.
What are the symptoms of chlamydia in the mouth?
Many people with chlamydia in the mouth may not experience any symptoms, which can make it difficult to diagnose. However, some common symptoms of chlamydia in the mouth may include:
- Sore throat
- Painful swallowing
- Redness or swelling in the throat or mouth
- White spots or patches in the throat or mouth
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
- Bad breath
If you have any of these symptoms, it’s important to get tested for chlamydia in the mouth and other STIs.
How is chlamydia in the mouth diagnosed?
Testing for chlamydia in the mouth involves taking a swab of the affected area. At Nao Medical in NYC, we offer confidential and affordable STI testing, including chlamydia in the mouth. Our experienced healthcare providers will work with you to determine the best testing and treatment plan for your needs.
How is chlamydia in the mouth treated?
If you are diagnosed with chlamydia in the mouth, it is important to get treated as soon as possible. The infection can be treated with antibiotics, and it is typically cured within one to two weeks of treatment. It is also important to avoid having oral sex until the infection is completely cleared to prevent reinfection or spreading the infection to others.
How can chlamydia in the mouth be prevented?
There are several ways to reduce your risk of contracting chlamydia in the mouth:
- Use condoms or dental dams during oral sex
- Get tested for STIs regularly, especially if you have multiple partners or engage in unprotected sex
- Limit your number of sexual partners
- Communicate openly with your partner(s) about STIs and safer sex practices
- Abstain from oral sex if you or your partner have any symptoms of an STI
Why choose Nao Medical in NYC for STI testing and treatment?
Nao Medical is committed to providing high-quality, affordable healthcare to all patients, including those in lower-income areas. Our clinics are beautifully designed, and our caring and knowledgeable staff are dedicated to providing a positive patient experience. We offer a wide range of services, including STI testing and treatment, mental health services, nutrition counseling, and more. We also offer telemedicine and after-hours services so that you can get care when you need it. Book an appointment with us today to get tested and treated for chlamydia in the mouth and other STIs.
Q: Can you get chlamydia in the mouth from kissing?
A: While it is possible to contract chlamydia in the mouth through kissing, it is more commonly spread through oral sex.
Q: How long does it take for chlamydia in the mouth to show up?
A: It can take up to two weeks for symptoms of chlamydia in the mouth to appear. However, many people with chlamydia in the mouth may not experience any symptoms at all.
Q: Is chlamydia in the mouth curable?
A: Yes, chlamydia in the mouth is curable with antibiotics. It is important to complete the full course of antibiotics to ensure that the infection is completely cleared.
Q: Can you get chlamydia in the mouth if you use a condom during oral sex?
A: While using a condom or dental dam during oral sex can reduce your risk of contracting chlamydia in the mouth, it is not 100% effective at preventing transmission. It is still important to get tested regularly for STIs.
Q: Is chlamydia in the mouth the same as genital chlamydia?
A: Chlamydia in the mouth and genital chlamydia are caused by the same bacterium, but they are different infections that require different treatment. If you have been diagnosed with chlamydia in the mouth, it is important to get tested for genital chlamydia as well.