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Can trichomoniasis affect kids?

Can trichomoniasis affect kids?

Trichomoniasis : Trichomoniasis in a mother can impact the newborn due to an ^ in preterm deliveries and low birth weight. It could impact a child who is sexually active at a young age or a child that is the victim of sexual abuse. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Definition)

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


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Just found out I have trichomonas. Should I test my children? Can it be spread through saliva? Does it cause sores in the mouth?

Just found out I have trichomonas. Should I test my children? Can it be spread through saliva? Does it cause sores in the mouth?

Transmit by sex: Trichomoniasis is transmitted by sexual contact. You do not need to test your children and it is not transmitted via saliva. It does not cause sores in the mouth. Any sexual partners you have need to be treated. Get tested for other STDs as well. ...Read more

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My wife has trichomoniasis. Why don't I have it?

My wife has trichomoniasis. Why don't I have it?

Here are some ...: Two possibilities: Either you have been able to fend off trich or you're asymptomatic. Remember: Due to individual variation in defense immune ability, some people would not develop symptomatic infection or never get it despite being exposed to it. In other words, exposure to infectious agent doesn't mean contracting it, and contracting it doesn't necessarily mean going to develop symptoms. ...Read more

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If I have trichomoniasis and I don't get it cured could it turn into a serious disease?

No, but.....: Trich is an STD and needs to be treated. It is transmittable to others and will cause a vaginal smell like you wouldn't believe! So to avoid embarrassment, treat it. But it won't necessarily cause a serious problem like, say, chlamydia or syphilis or other STD's. ...Read more

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My partner said she is diagnosed with trichomoniasis what can I buy over the counter at a drug store I don't have any insurance please help?

My partner said she is diagnosed with trichomoniasis what can I buy over the counter at a drug store I don't have any insurance please help?

Local health departm: You can be treated at the local health department, typically for free. This is a sexually transmitted infection and as such both partners need treatment to prevent continued infection. Your local health department can also test for other STD'S which is highly recommended to protect you and your health. There is no over the counter treatment for STD'S in this country. ...Read more

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How does trichomoniasis spread?

Sexual contact: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease that is transmiited via body fluids. It is treated with antibiotics. All sexual partners should be treated. The use of condoms will minimize your risks of contracting the disease. ...Read more

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