Trichomoniasis (Vaginal Infection) - Treatment

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How Is Trichomoniasis Treated?

Trichomoniasis usually can be cured with these antibiotics:

Metronidazole (me-truh-NYD-uh-zohl), or Tinidazole (teye-NID-uh-zohl)

These drugs usually are given by mouth in a single dose. If you are allergic to the medicines normally used, your doctor might suggest topical medicines, which are medicines applied to the skin. But the topical medicines don't work as well and may not cure you. They might, however, ease the symptoms.

People being treated for trichomoniasis should not have sex until they and their sex partners complete treatment and have no symptoms.

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Comment from: kma87, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 13

Metronidazole was the medication that was used to treat my trich infection.

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Comment from: Marcy, Female (Patient) Published: March 03

Men can spread bacterial vaginosis and trich infection. They tend to have no symptoms and therefore do not know they have anything. He must be treated same time as the woman as it will be passed back and forth. You both must use the metronidazole pills. Women must use Flagyl at the same time too. You will have funky discharge. White chunky, brown, red or clear. It is the bacteria and yeast getting killed off. You may feel tired and awful. It is your body cleaning lots and lots of garbage out. It is normal. If you think you have a yeast infection ask if it is itching. If not it is probably the body is still clearing out the infections from deep in the tissues of your vagina and area. If it is itchy then go get treated for the yeast. Make sure that after all of this is over he did take the medicines. Afterwards both of you should take probiotics for a while to replace all the good bacteria in your body to keep you healthy and your digestive tracks working well. It may take a while to build this back up so you may be constipated for a bit. Good Luck!

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