Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STDs) and is common these days. Antibiotics can be given for treatments of trichomaniasis.Some alternative medicine therapies are also available. These therapies are not significantly beneficial. Doctor’s consultation and use of antibiotics are most important in diseases of this sort and home therapy should be avoided to prevent diseases like syphilis, HIV, gonorrhoea or Chlamydia.
Some people feel that natural douches once in a day may help .One can add the juice of one lemon to either of the following douches to improve parasite killing.
- Vinegar douche – 1 teaspoon vinegar to 1 quart warm water
- Yogurt douche or lactobacillus acidophilus solution-one half teaspoon to one cup of water.
Some therapies which can be used are:
Aromatherapy-Oil of bergamot helps in drying of irritating discharge. It can be added to bath water or can be used in douches.
Metronidazole-It can be used except first trimester of pregnancy when clotrimazole is used topically. Use of alcohol should be prohibited while using this drug (The combination of both can lead to pain in abdomen and nausea).A single dose is effective in long term treatments. Pills taken twice a day for 7 days is an alternative.
Clotrimazole-It is used in pregnancy and the medicine is inserted into the vagina for 14 days but the cure rate is only 20%.
Male partners do not have any symptoms and hence do not seek medical care. It is important that your sexual partner is properly evaluated and treated. Otherwise the person can get infected again. If the partner has been treated with infection than large dose of metronidazole may be given or treatment of 7 days can be given. The doctor needs a additional prescription for the partner without diagnosing him or her.
The trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease and abstinence is the required method for contraction of the disease. Safe sex and hygiene issues help prevent trichomonas infection.
- Make use of condoms.
- Wash your body parts before and after intercourse.
- Don’t share swimsuits and towels (Trichomonads survive for about 45 min outside infection.
- Take shower immediately after doing swimming in a pool.