Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, a strain of bacteria. It is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the US. It can be passed through unprotected sex – oral, vaginal, penile, or anal.
Chlamydia Symptoms in Men
What makes this problem difficult to keep track of is that most patients do not exhibit symptoms even several weeks after contracting the ailment. In fact, about 50% of affected men and 75% of affected women do not show symptoms at all. Thus, this can be easily passed to others.
The following are the possible symptoms that men who have Chlamydia at their penile area could experience:
- Painful urination characterized by a burning sensation
- Painful sex and ejaculation
- Pain and swelling of the testicles
- Itching and/or burning feeling at the opening of the penis or at the crown
- Cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis
If Chlamydia occurs in the anus or anal area, the following symptoms could be experienced:
- Cloudy discharge from the anus
- Bleeding from the anus
- Pain of the rectal area
If Chlamydia occurs in the mouth, the following symptoms could be experienced:
- Sores could develop at the throat, tongue, and roof of the mouth
- Pain in swallowing
- Foul smell
- Sore throat
Testing for Chlamydia
- Because Chlamydia is highly contagious and could affect an unsuspecting patient, testing should be done on a regular basis. This holds true for those who have multiple sexual partners. Of course, those who have only 1 partner should also be tested from time to time as the partner could be promiscuous.
- Testing is actually quite easy though embarrassing for many. A swab sample is taken from the affected area – be it the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus.
- Clinical microscopy is done to determine if Chlamydia trachomatis is present.
Home Remedies for Chlamydia Trachomatis Bacteria
Remember, if left untreated, the infection could lead to complications, including low sperm count in men or pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Prescription medications are given by the doctor. Still, the following home remedies have also been proven to be effective:
- Extracts of Solidago
- Extracts of Hypoxis Rooperi
- Extracts of Milk vetch
- Extracts of Schizandra Sinesis
- Extracts of Olive leaf
- Extracts of Mistletoe
- Extracts of Echinacea
- Extracts of Astralagus
- Extracts of Golden Seal
Still, because most infections are detected when the disease has already progressed, these home remedies may not be as effective.