Oral chlamydia questions, like how do you get chlamydia in the mouth or chlamydia in throat, what are the chlamydia symptoms, where to get chlamydia lab tests …
Hi, this is Mark Besser of Besser Health Care.
In this video, I will discuss oral chlamydia,
how do you get it in the mouth, its symptoms,
diagnosis and treatment, and how to avoid
getting oral chlamydia.
And our recommendation on how and where you
can get tested, either you want to know for
sure if you are Chlamydia-free, or if you
think you have oral chlamydia, with fast,
affordable, and 100% discreet or confidential
testing.
Now, let’s clear one thing up; it is possible
to get chlamydia in the throat. This is usually
only possible if someone is giving oral sex
to another person already infected with chlamydia.
Oral chlamydia is not as common as genital
chlamydia, but it is possible.
Chlamydia is a common and curable sexually
transmitted disease or STD. It is caused by
the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia
can affect the cervix in women as well as
the urethra and rectum in both men and women.
The bacteria target the cells of the mucous
membranes, which aren’t covered by skin.
These include the surfaces of the vagina,
urethra, lining of the eyelid, and the throat.
When chlamydia occurs in the throat, it is
considered a mouth infection. If there are
symptoms, typically, there are none, they
make it look a lot like tonsilitis. The infection
causes white spots to appear in the back of
the throat and can make it painful to swallow.
How do you get chlamydia in the mouth?
When oral sex is performed on infected genitals,
the giver is at risk of contracting chlamydia
in the throat. Oral sex involves using the
mouth, lips, or tongue to stimulate the penis,
vagina, or anus of a sexual partner.
The risk of getting an STD from oral sex depends
on things like the particular STD, the sexual
activity performed, and how common the STD
is in the population to which the sex partners
belong. According to the Centers for Disease
Control, or CDC, the risks of getting chlamydia
in the throat increase if:
– You are performing oral sex on a male that
has an infected penis.
– You are performing oral sex on a female
that has an infected vagina or urinary tract.
– You are performing oral sex on a male or
female that has an infected rectum.
The opposite is also true. The risks of getting
genital chlamydia are increased if:
– You are receiving oral sex on the penis
from a partner with chlamydia in the throat.
– You are receiving oral sex on the vagina
from a partner with chlamydia in the throat
can result in chlamydia of the vagina or urinary
tract.
– You are receiving oral sex on the anus from
a partner with chlamydia in the throat also
might result in chlamydia in the rectum.
The infection can also be transferred from
your fingers to other parts of your body,
such as your eyes, nose, or mouth. Aside from
sexual activities that easily spread chlamydia,
there are a few other factors that will further
increase your chances of getting this mouth
infection.
The CDC states having poor oral health that
results in tooth decay, gum disease, typically
bleeding gums, or oral cancer increases the
chances of acquiring the infection. This is
due to a lowered immune system not being able
to fight off both the oral hygiene infections
and the invading chlamydia.
Is oral chlamydia a common thing?
If you think that neither you nor your partner
belongs to a population where chlamydia can
spread, think again.
In the United States, there are over 1.5 million
cases of chlamydia reported each year. However,
the CDC estimates that at least 3 million
occurred. Why the disparity in the numbers?
In a survey done in 2013, only 30% of sexually
active people from 15-25 reported testing
the previous year.
Remember the saying, “If you sleep with
one person, you’re also sleeping with the
five other people they’ve slept with, and
the five other people each of those people
have slept with.” The "spider web" never
ends. This means that that person from the
New Year’s party in 2016 that your partner’s
first partner’s partner slept with ended
up probably unknowingly, giving you and the
next person you sleep with an STD. Imagine
what the number of cases of chlamydia in the
U.S. is if people tested for STDs as often
as they should.
Many people believe that only those who “have
a risky sex life” are likely to get STDs.
The truth is anyone sexually active at all
is at risk of contracting an STD.
Of all the groups, teens and young adults
have the highest rates of infection. The most
common bacterial STD is chlamydia.
If we could remove the stigma attached to
STD testing, we’d all be much more likely
to get tested. The United States would be
able to do a little better in sexual health
education, slow down the rates of STDs, and
catch up with the rest of the developed world.
Symptoms of Oral Chlamydia
Oral chlamydia infections affect the cells
lining the throat. Most people with an oral
chlamydia infection experience no symptoms,
which leaves many unaware that they are infected.
A true confirmation of oral chlamydia is only
detected with testing.
For those that do experience symptoms, the
most common symptom is a sore throat, which
lasts for several days. This discomfort can
come and go, or it can be continually bothersome.
Forget about drinking anything to make it
better; just swallowing hurts too. A sore
throat caused by chlamydia may be accompanied
by a low-grade fever and swollen lymph nodes
in the neck.
Some other possible symptoms of oral chlamydia
are:
– Painless sores in the mouth
– Lesions similar to cold sores around the
mouth
– Tonsillitis
– Redness with white spots resembling strep
throat
– Scratchy, dry throat
The possible symptoms of genital chlamydia
are:
– Potentially bloody discharge from the vagina
or penis
– Burning feeling when urinating
– Painful or swollen testicles
– Rectal pain
Diagnosis and Treatment
Testing for oral chlamydia is usually done
by swabbing the throat. You can get yourself
tested for oral chlamydia through our recommended
chlamydia and other STDs screening company
with fast, affordable, and 100% discreet or
confidential testing. After the diagnosis
and confirmation, chlamydia can be cured with
prescribed antibiotics. In order to avoid
passing the STD to your partner and, in turn,
giving yourself chlamydia again later, you
should abstain from sex for the 7 days you
are on antibiotics.
If caught early enough, chlamydia is easy
to cure. The longer you go without treatment,
the more likely it will go from mild to severe.
Once it becomes severe, it can cause serious
reactions in the body and make the healing
process difficult, and, oftentimes, the damage
is irreversible.
If left untreated for too long,
STDs are not one of those illnesses that will
just figure itself out. Not only will you
spread chlamydia if you continue to have sex
without treatment, but you can end up with
some serious complications on your hands.
Chlamydia can cause reproductive complications
in women. It can spread to and infect the
uterus and fallopian tubes, resulting in infertility,
miscarriage, premature birth, and stillbirth.
If the pregnancy reaches full term, there
can be complications in newborns as well as
the postpartum mother when chlamydia has gone
untreated. Half of the newborns get conjunctivitis,
which is chlamydia in the eye, and they can
also get urethritis. Mothers can get a nose,
throat, lung, and/or ear infections.
In men, a progressed chlamydial infection
can result in urethritis, an inflammation
of the urethra, inflammation of the prostate,
and infertility.
It is also possible that chlamydia can cause
a reaction throughout the body that causes
arthritis, which is joint pain. Other possible
repercussions are conjunctivitis, typically
a pink eye, proctitis, which is an inflammation
of the mucous membrane of the rectum from
anal sex, open sores in the genital area,
headache, fever, fatigue, lymphogranuloma
venereum, which is a swelling of the lymph
nodes in the groin, and/or a rash on the soles
of the feet or elsewhere.
How to avoid getting oral chlamydia
Be aware of the status of your new partner.
We understand that this can be an uncomfortable
conversation for some, so if you need help,
check out our other videos for some tips.
Aside from talking to your partner about their
status, you can also use protection, such
as condoms. Not using protection is part of
the reason why so many people end up with
STDs like chlamydia. These precautions may
not be seen as “fun,” but if your sexual
health is a concern, as it should be, the
following are ways to protect yourself from
getting oral chlamydia:
When engaging in oral sex on the penis, use
a condom or another barrier method each time
you have oral sex. When performing oral sex
on the vagina or anus, use a dental dam or
cut open a condom to make a square, then put
it between the mouth and the partner’s vagina
or anus.
Avoiding all forms of sex is really the only
way to truly avoid getting an STD. If this
doesn’t seem like a realistic route, you
can lower your chances by being in a long-term,
mutually monogamous relationship with a partner
who is not infected with an STD.
And now, on to our recommended Oral Chlamydia
and other STDs screening company. Click the
website link, listed in the description below
this video to see the list of their test centers
in your area, with the discount coupon. Or
go to BesserCare.com/STDcheck
Our recommended Oral Chlamydia and other STDs
screening company makes getting tested for
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Step 1: Order their STD 10-Test Panel or individual
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Step 3: Your test results are delivered in
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The entire process is Fast, Affordable, and
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Remember, either you want to know for sure
if you are Oral Chlamydia-free, or if you
think you have Oral Chlamydia and other STDs,
you need to get tested as soon as possible!
Don't delay!
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