Trichomoniasis is a condition caused by a parasite called ‘trichomonas’. Sometimes the condition is also called ‘trichomonas’ or just ‘trich’. Trichomonas parasites are usually passed on through sexual contact between sexual organs.
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Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease. It mainly affects the urethra (the tube that carries urine out from the bladder) or the vagina as well. It is also possible that it can affect the head of the penis or the prostate gland.
Trichomonas infections can be easily treated with antibiotics, however if you don’t get proper treatment it can last for months or years.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the ‘trichomonas’ parasite. It is caught from other people during unprotected sex, or from sharing sex toys without properly cleaning them first.
Trichomonas infections are usually passed between penises and vaginas. It is not very common for trichomonas to infect the hands, mouth or anus, but it does happen. Trichomonas aren’t usually passed on during oral or anal sex either.
People don’t usually get symptoms for trichomoniasis but some possible ones include:
Most people don’t show any signs of a trichomonas infection. Even so, they can still infect other people. Even when trichomoniasis does show signs or symptoms, they can be hard to spot.
If symptoms occur they can go from mild discomfort to very noticeable inflammation. Symptoms can happen 5-28 days after you get infected, but they can also happen much later.
No – trichomoniasis is unlikely to go away without treatment. Getting proper treatment for trichomonas infections is a good idea for the following reasons:
Before you order, you need to either have a diagnosis of trichomoniasis from a doctor, or have a sexual partner who has been diagnosed with trichomoniasis by a doctor.
To order treatment online:
For trichomoniasis, we offer an antibiotic called ‘metronidazole’. We offer 2 different dosages for treatment:
The 2g dose is easier to use but has a higher risk of side effects. Both dosages work equally well to get rid of your infection.
If metronidazole isn’t right for you, one alternative is a treatment called tinidazole.
Like any treatment, trichomoniasis treatment can cause side effects. Not everyone will get side effects but they’re worth looking out for.
Common side effects include:
Serious side effects – if you experience these you should get emergency medical help:
No – it’s not a good idea to drink alcohol during your treatment. This is because alcohol can react with your treatment and cause some unpleasant side effects, including:
You should wait until at least 2 days after you’ve finished your treatment before drinking alcohol.
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