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Can An OTC Yeast Cream Mask Chlamydia

“Can an OTC yeast infection treatment mask Chlamydia?” The answer is yes, and an OTC yeast cream can mask other vaginal infections as well. This is dangerous to your health because getting a diagnosis wrong and treating Chlamydia with a yeast cream can cause the Chlamydia to spread when you think you’re curing your yeast infection.

What is Chlamydia

At the moment, Chlamydia is the USA’s most common sexually transmitted disease. The infection is named after the bacteria that causes it, and that is Chlamydia Trachomatis. 2.8 million Americans are infected every year with a small percentage of these either ignoring their symptoms, or getting their diagnosis wrong, and treating their infection with a yeast infection cream.

Chlamydia symptoms

Chlamydia is an infection that can have no symptoms for the first 2 to 3 weeks of being infected. This is why it is also known as the “silent disease.” Around 75% of women and 50% of men will suffer from Chlamydia that has no symptoms.

Once the symptoms show themselves in women they will be…

  • Abdominal pain
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Burning urination

The symptoms in men are…

  • Penis discharge
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Burning and itching around the tip of the penis
  • These symptoms can easily be mistaken for a yeast infection or a urinary tract infection, and this is the reason why it’s very important to see a doctor for a correct diagnosis.

    The ease in which medication is purchased now

    The biggest danger now is the ease in which drugs are purchased for other infections. Yeast creams can be purchased over the counter so many women will rather go and buy some cream than see their doctor. And if they think they have a UTI they can easily buy some antibiotic online. These oral drugs and creams now cause more infections than curing them if they are used incorrectly.

    If Chlamydia is not treated correctly

    If you’re suffering from Chlamydia, and you don’t treat it correctly and in time you can start suffering from pelvic inflammatory disease ( PID ). This can cause permanent damage to the fallopian tubes, uterus and the surrounding tissues.

    This can then lead to infertility, which basically means you won’t be able to give birth to any more children. If you don’t become infertile your chances of suffering from an ectopic pregnancy are increased.

    What happens when you treat Chlamydia with a yeast cream

    When you start treating Chlamydia with an OTC yeast cream you will get relief from the symptoms. This is only temporary, and as soon as you stop the treatment your symptoms will return. This is when a lot of women think that they are suffering from a recurrent yeast infection, and then they start a second course of yeast infection treatment.

    A doctors diagnosis is what every women should get as soon as they suspect they are suffering from any type of vaginal infection. The quicker the diagnosis is made, the quicker you can correctly treat yourself. This will save you time, money, and more importantly, your health.