Info For Teens
Ask the Experts
if you catch chlamydia early about how long dose it take to go away?
It depends. If you’re diagnosed with chlamydia, your health care provider will probably prescribe an antibiotic. It’s important to make sure that you take the antibiotic exactly as directed for as long as it’s prescribed, even if your symptoms go away before you’re finished taking your antibiotics. Some are taken in one dose. Some are taken over the course of seven days.
You should avoid having sex until your treatment is complete. It’s also important to let your sex partner(s) know that you have chlamydia so they can get tested and treated, too. It’s a good idea to have a follow-up test in three to four months to make sure you have not been reinfected.
Learn more about chlamydia.