treatment

How to Treat Trichomoniasis?


Medical Treatment:
  • Trichomoniasis does not go away without treatment.
  • Infection cure itself in rare cases, but you risk of passing the infection on to someone if you are not treated
  • Trichomoniasis is usually treated by antibiotics
  • People prescribed an antibiotic called metronidazole. Take metronidazole twice a day for 5 to 7 days. Best to take after food
  • It is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women as a precaution
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking metronidazole and for at least 3 days after finishing the antibiotics course
  • If metronidazole is unsuitable for you, a specialist can prescribe an alternative treatment
  • Avoid having sex while you are being treated for trichomoniasis (as become reinfected)
  • You need to return to your GP surgery or sexual health clinic if you have unprotected sex before your treatment is finished
  • Your sexual partner is also tested and treated it is very important. If not treated, this increases the risk of reinfection

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