Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection. The chlamydia bacteria transfers through vaginal fluid and semen. 

Once you get infected with chlamydia, it can spread to your partner through sexual intercourse, anal sex, or oral sex. Infections can occur when you share sex toys with someone who has chlamydia. A pregnant woman with chlamydia can transmit it on to her newborn. 

Since the symptoms are often unnoticeable, many cases of chlamydia go unnoticed. If left untreated, chlamydia bacterial infection can lead to serious complications and permanently damage your reproductive organs. Homeopathic medicines can reduce the chlamydia bacteria in your genitals and prevent its recurrence. 

Role of homeopathy in chlamydia

Homeopathy helps improve your immune response. It boosts your natural defense mechanism to fight bacteria and brings about natural recovery in chlamydia. It gives symptomatic relief from chlamydia infection.

Top five homeopathic medicines for chlamydia

Sepia officinalis (Sep.)

Common name: Inky juice of cuttlefish 

Sepia is used for chlamydia with milky white, yellow, greenish, or clear water-like vaginal discharge. The discharge can be acrid and excoriating, causing a burning sensation in the vagina. This discharge has a foul smell and worsens after urinating. 

There is excessive itching, excoriation in the vulva and vagina with chlamydia infection. 

Sepia is indicated for chlamydia infection in menopausal women. There is swelling and soreness of the labia minora, vulva, and vagina with chlamydia. These women often feel the heat in their genitals. Sepia works well in case of vaginal pain during coition due to chlamydia.

Pulsatilla nigricans (Puls.)

Common name: Windflower

Pulsatilla is an indicated remedy for chlamydia with a thick, creamy, and acrid vaginal discharge. There is intense burning and corrosive itching in the genitals with discharge. There is vaginal discharge before, during, and after the periods. Backache with white discharge is a characteristic symptom of Pulsatilla. 

It is used for chlamydia in males with thick, yellowish-green discharge from the urethra. Along with discharge, pain, swelling, and burning sensation in the testicles are present.

Natrum muriaticum ( Nat-m.)

Common name: Chloride of sodium

Natrum muriaticum is a good homeopathic medicine for chlamydia in both males and females. 

In males, it is indicated for chlamydia with itching in the genitals. Stinging pain on the scrotum and glans penis is the characteristic symptom of this remedy.

Nat. mur is indicated in females who complain of painful intercourse due to chlamydia. There is burning, itching, and soreness in the vagina after urination. All these symptoms worsen before menses. This remedy works well in the case of chlamydia with white, transparent, watery, and profuse vaginal discharge. Women experience intense debility along with copious vaginal discharges.

Kreosote (Kreos.)

Common name: Beechwood kreosote

Kreosote is suited for offensive and fetid-smelling vaginal discharge in chlamydia infection. The discharge is often white or yellow in color. Kreosote prescription yields good results in chlamydia with corrosive and acrid discharge, causing much itching in the genitals. Scratching leads to soreness and burning in the genitals. The vaginal discharge worsens on standing or walking. Stitching and smarting pain in the vagina are other associated symptoms.

Petroselinum sativum (Petros.)

Common name: Parsley

Petroselinum is considered for chlamydia infection in males with milky fluid discharge from the urethra. There is marked itching and biting sensation in the urethra. Some men feel a drawing or crawling sensation in the urethra. Marked urgency to urinate with frequent desire to pass urine is the characteristic symptom of this remedy.

Causes of chlamydia

Chlamydia bacterial infection spreads through sexual contact. The vaginal fluid or semen containing the bacteria gets transmitted from one person to another during sexual activity. All kinds of sex, including non-penetrative or non-ejaculatory, can cause chlamydia. There are several ways in which bacteria from one person’s genitals can transmit and cause chlamydia:

Sexual intercourse

Bacteria can pass from a man’s penis to his partner’s vagina or vice versa.

Anal sex

Bacteria can pass from a man’s penis to his partner’s anus or vice versa.

Oral sex

Bacteria can transmit from the person’s mouth to their partner’s vagina, anus, penis, or vice versa.

Sex toys

Bacteria can pass from a sex toy to a person’s mouth, vagina, penis, or anus.

Manual stimulation of the genitals or anus

In rare cases, infected vaginal fluid or semen can come in contact with your eye, causing an infection called conjunctivitis. This happens if you touch the genitals of an infected person and then, without washing your hands, touch your eyes.

Some demographic characteristics such as age, gender, and race might put you at high risk for chlamydia like:

Age

A young adult aged 15 to 24 is more prone to chlamydia infection.

Gender

The rate of chlamydia is higher in women than in men.

Race

Chlamydia infections are more common in non-Hispanic black populations.

Symptoms of chlamydia

Chlamydia is known as a silent infection, as most people with chlamydia never notice symptoms. Even if you observe symptoms you might often not recognize the signs until a few weeks after they’ve been infected. Symptoms of chlamydia appear several weeks after unprotected sex. 

Symptoms of chlamydia in women include:

Chlamydia bacteria symptoms in women are often similar to cervicitis and urinary tract infection (UTI) like:

  • Foul-smelling discharge from your vagina that is white, yellow, or gray 
  • Pain and burning sensation while urinating
  • Pus in urine
  • Increased desire to urinate
  • Vaginal bleeding in between your periods
  • Pain during your periods
  • Pain during and after intercourse 
  • Intense itching or burning sensation in and around the vagina
  • Constant dull ache in the lower part of the abdomen

Symptoms of chlamydia in men 

Chlamydia bacteria symptoms in men are similar to nongonococcal urethritis, such as :

  • Watery, clear, or mucus-like discharge from your penis
  • Pain with burning sensation when you urinate

Other symptoms of chlamydia

  • Anal pain, discomfort, rectal bleeding, or a mucus-like discharge from the rectum
  • Sore throat
  • Conjunctivitis with redness, discharge, and pain in the eyes

Treatment for chlamydia

Chlamydia does not go away on its own. If not treated, chlamydia can cause serious damage to your organs.  If you’re sexually active, you run the risk of infecting your partner, putting them at risk of serious complications. Treatment for chlamydia includes:

Antibiotics

Oral antibiotics are used to treat chlamydia. Along with antibiotics, it’s recommended to refrain from sex for seven days after being diagnosed with  chlamydia. Inform the doctor if there has been sexual contact with a partner in the previous 60 days so that the partner can be tested and treated as well. 

Diet and lifestyle modifications for chlamydia

Nutrient-dense diet

Consuming a balanced and nutrient-rich diet supports your immune system and helps you fight chlamydia infection.

Probiotics

Include probiotic-rich foods like yogurt, kefir, pickles, and other fermented foods. Probiotics benefit your gut bacteria and enhance your immune system.

Avoid irritants

Avoid substances like spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. These can irritate your urinary and genital tract and worsen chlamydia symptoms.

Practice safe sex

Practice safe sex to prevent reinfection and transmission of chlamydia to your partner. It’s important to use condoms consistently and correctly during vaginal, oral, and anal sex. Use dental dams for vagina-to-vagina or oral sex. Avoid sharing sex toys, and always clean them after each use. Cover sex toys with a condom while using them for penetration. Practicing monogamy by having sex with only one partner and confirming your partner’s monogamy contributes to a safer sexual experience.

Conclusion

It can be embarrassing to discuss sex-related diseases like chlamydia with the doctor. However, your sex life is an integral part of your health, and not getting treated for chlamydia can pose risks to your health. 

Homeopathy treats the root cause of the problem along with chlamydia infection. It relieves chlamydia symptoms without any side effects. 

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