About Trichomoniasis Infection Symptoms And Treatment

By on February 23, 2015

Trichomoniasis infection is a very common STD or sexually transmitted disease among men and women. This is a curable STD and it is also called Trich.

Women are likely to get this infection from women as well as men, but men get it only from their female partners.

This infection is caused due to a protozoan called trichomonas vaginalis and spreads through sexual intercourse.

The disease gets transmitted from one person to another by way of anal, oral or vaginal intercourse.

Symptoms of Trichomoniasis Infection in Men and Women

Trichomoniasis infection

The symptoms of this infection are milder in men when compared to women. In women, the symptoms of this infection generally occur in the first to fourth week of initial infection.

Majority of men suffering from this disease do not have any symptoms and therefore it is not necessary for them to visit the doctor for medical treatments. Trichomoniasis symptoms in women include:

  • Vaginal itching
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Smelly, frothy, foamy and itchy discharge
  • Green, gray or yellow discharge

Trichomoniasis symptoms in men include:

  • Pain while urinating
  • Urethral discharge
  • Pain and swelling in scrotum
  • Majority of men do not show any symptoms of this infection.

Trichomoniasis Infection Treatment

Medical treatment for Trichomoniasis is metronidazole “Flagyl”. This medicine should not be taken by pregnant women during their first trimester. The medicine should also not be taken with alcohol as this combination can result in abdominal pain and vomiting.

Taking self care at home is considered the best treatment for Trichomoniasis. There are different types of home treatments that can be used for treating this infection.

However, consult your doctor before going for any home treatment. Home treatments include taking a warm bath and natural douche which can help increasing parasite killing action. Aromatherapy using bergamot oil is also considered an effective treatment for Trichomoniasis.

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