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Can Metronidazole Gel Cure Trichomoniasis
Trichomonads or Trichomonas ar one celled parasites that can infect the vagina. They may cause no symptoms or as much as a foamy, malodorous, irritating vaginal discharge. Trichomonas is usually sexually transmitted. Both the patient and their partner need to be treated. Men often have no symptoms. The parasites are usually successfully treated ...Read more
I had sex on day 1(before metronidazole gel) and day 2 before gel. I have 5 day treatment. I stopped until I complete. Will BV cure or did I mess up ?
Yes: To really get the problem under control you and your partner need to be treated SIMULTANEOUSLY since you can give the infection to him/her and keep it going back and forth. Males need the ORAL medication (See Precautions re: alcohol consumption.. and the female COMPLETE a COURSE of the gel......Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: I believe you're referring to rephresh, an over-the-counter product available in 3 different forms. Metronidazole is a prescription antibiotic. Interestingly, i was not able to determine the active ingredients in rephresh when i searched their website (most companies typically show you at least a snapshot of their ingredient label). ...Read more
No: The gel has a failure rate of over 50%, which is pretty bad when you consider the pill form of Metronidazole has a cure success of about 95%. The pill form can even be adapted to treat a pregnant woman. Be sure your partner is treated too. Follow up within 3 months for recheck though; reinfection is extremely common and most be monitored because infection can become silent. ...Read more
Sure: It is going to be a little messy but not harmful. ...Read more
Not till done: You should not have sexual intercourse while on virtually any form of medicinal treatment which is placed vaginally (gel, foam, tablets, etc.). The ejaculate contains fluid which can render the medication less effective. Not only that but for whatever the reason you are on the medication you want to clear that up before having intercourse so your partner is not contaminated or recontaminated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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