Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection that affects both males and females. It is caused by a protozoon, which is a living organism formed of a single cell, called trichomonas vaginalis. Sexually transmitted diseases are infections that are mainly transmitted through sexual contact, although other methods of transmissions may also be present. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be bacterial, viral, fungal, or protozoal.
In this article, we will talk about trichomoniasis treatment and steps you can take to prevent infection with it and other sexually transmitted infections.
1) Treatment of trichomoniasis:
Once your doctor confirms your diagnosis through physical examination and testing, they will commence treatment as soon as possible. Most people do not need to get admitted to the hospital to receive treatment and can receive it at home.
The main treatment of trichomoniasis is pharmacological in the form of nitroimidazole drugs which include:
- Metronidazole (Flagyl): Flagyl is a medication used as an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication. A single dose of metronidazole 2 grams is enough to treat trichomoniasis. It can also be given as a regimen of 500 milligrams twice daily for a week.
Both single day and week’s regimens have similar results in curing trichomoniasis.