Itch in the groin - Chlamydia infection is possible!
Chlamydia is commonly referred to as a sexually transmitted infection that develops as a result of a microorganism such as Chlamydia trachomatis entering the body.
Ways of penetration
The most common way of penetration of this disease is sexual. In the event that unprotected sexual intercourse took place with a person who has this infection, then the chance to get it is approximately 50%. Due to the great importance of the sexual transmission of this microorganism among the newly detected cases of chlamydia infection, the vast majority are young people whose age does not exceed 25 years. That is why young people often go to doctors about the fact that they itch in the groin, there are some other symptoms of chlamydia. In addition to the sexual mode of transmission of this infectious disease, it is also possible intrapartum (during childbirth).In this case, Chlamydia trachomatis penetrates from mother to child. Of course, the baby is not able to complain about the itch in the groin area, so all newborns are shown certain processing methods, which are carried out immediately after they are born.There is another option for the transmission of this harmful microorganism, but it is rarely realized. This is a contact-household method. Previously, it was believed that it was almost impossible, since Chlamydia trachomatis rather quickly perishes under normal environmental conditions. Recently, scientists conducted a series of experiments that allowed to establish that at a temperature of 16-19 CoThis microorganism is able to survive on different objects for 2-4 days, which is quite enough for transmission from one person to another.
Chlamydia infection is often asymptomatic. 70% of women and 50% of men who have this disease, do not note any pathological manifestations. As for those patients whose symptoms are still present, they often have scabies in the groin, in the end sections of the urethra, lower abdominal pain and / or genitals.Women often have abnormal vaginal discharge, and sometimes they are abundant. Even more itchy in the groin of the fair half of humanity during menstruation. However, this symptom is often accompanied by pain. The same picture will be observed during intercourse. In this case, not only women, but also men will complain that itching in the groin. Chlamydia in the future can lead to the development of a number of complications. For example, women with this disease often form adhesions in the fallopian tubes, and infertility is observed.
The basis of the treatment of chlamydia infection is a rational antibiotic therapy. To date, it is recommended to use at the same time at least two drugs from different groups to which Chlamydia trachomatis is sensitive. In addition, the treatment is complemented by the intake of immunomodulating and restorative drugs, massage of the prostate gland, physiotherapy techniques, as well as instillation of the urethra. In that case, if a rational approach to the treatment of this disease, patients within a few days notice that itching in the groin is noticeably less, and the pain has disappeared altogether.