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Can You Get Chlamydia in Your Mouth?

Genital chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, but not many people realise that you can also get chlamydia in other areas of the body. In this article, we’ll explore how you contract chlamydia, where it can be found on your body, and how it is passed on. But most importantly, can you get chlamydia in your mouth?

Although rare, you can get chlamydia in your mouth. Oral chlamydia isn’t passed on through kissing, but you can get it from having oral sex with someone who has chlamydia. If you have oral chlamydia you may have sores around your mouth, blisters on your lips, or swollen lymph nodes. Oral chlamydia is usually treated with the same antibiotics as genital chlamydia.

Read on to find out more about chlamydia, how it is transmitted, and the signs and symptoms to look out for.