Trichomoniasis: Symptoms and Treatment

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Trichomoniasis: Symptoms and Treatment

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease that affects many women each year. It is caused by a single-celled protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. This infection affects the entire urogenital tract and the site of infection is the most common penile urethra and vagina.

Symptoms of trichomoniasis
Trichomoniasis: Symptoms and Treatment

Trichomoniasis symptoms are:

Increased flow, which is green, yellow or gray.
Foul vaginal odor.
Itching inside or around the vagina.
Pain during intercourse.

Pain during urination.
Trichomoniasis, like many other STDs, often occurs without symptoms. Men almost never have. In women, when you have symptoms, usually appears between 4. º and 20. Fifth day after infection.
In addition to the above symptoms, there may be irritation and itching in the genital area of women and, in rare cases, lower abdominal pain. In man, when symptoms, usually limited to a liquid, whitish discharge from the urethra and painful or difficult urination.

Treatment of trichomoniasis

Since man can transmit the infection to the sexual partner, but no symptoms, it is preferable to treat both partners to eliminate the parasite. The antibiotic of choice, preferred to treat the infection is metronidazole, which is normally administered in a single dose. People who are treated with this drug should not drink alcohol, the mixture of both substances produces interactions that sometimes causes nausea and vomiting.

Complications of trichomoniasis
Trichomoniasis can have two serious consequences:

First is associated with an increased risk for HIV transmission.

Second, can cause premature birth or the birth of a baby of low birth weight in pregnant women who have this infection.

Prevention of trichomoniasis
The use of condoms help prevent the spread of trichomoniasis. In the presence of infection, but no symptoms, treatment of both partners is the most recommended

by, Plantas medicinales’

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