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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Definition)

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I have a partner who was diagnosed with trichomoniasis,,,,i have a itcy patch on my penis shaft which won't go away,,,,will the pill form of the medication work, or do I need a topical solution?

I have a partner who was diagnosed with trichomoniasis,,,,i have a itcy patch on my penis shaft which won't go away,,,,will the pill form of the medication work, or do I need a topical solution?

Depends: The itchy area is more likely treated with a different antibiotic. It is unlikely Trich. Jock itch more likely. Sounds like a look and see situation needed. Not for telemedicine site. See a local physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of medication are required for trichomonas?

What kind of medication are required for trichomonas?

Flagyl: The antibiotic Metronidazole (trade name flagyl) is used to kill protozoans like giardia and trichomonas. It is not without side effects but it does the job. See your doc today for treatment of your vaginal trichomoniasis. ...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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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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Why is trichomoniasis so common?

Trichomoniasis: Although the prevalence of trichomonas is estimated at 8 million cases/year, that is probably an underestimate. The reasons are that it is not reported nationally, many people have no symptoms ; the tests used to diagnose it have low sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis spread orally?

Doubtful: The normal routes of transmisssion for trichomoniasis are penis to vagina, vagina to penis or vagina to vagina. It would be uncommon for the infection to affect anus or mouth. ...Read more

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What does trichomoniasis look like?

What does trichomoniasis look like?

Trichomoniasis: May be silent in 70% of infected people. Symptoms may occur within 5 to 28 days or much longer out. Symptoms may be intermittent. Men may experience penile discharge, burning w urination ; /or ejaculation as well as itching internal to the penis. Woman may have a green/yellow/white or clear discharge as well as redness, itching, burning of tissues. Pain may occur with urination or with sex. ...Read more

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Could men give women trichomoniasis?

Could men give women trichomoniasis?

Yes: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease from a parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis. Most often women become infected by penis to vaginal contact or vaginal to vaginal contact. It reportedly can infect the mouth & anus but can NOT survive in those areas. ...Read more

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How can trichomoniasis be contracted?

Sexually: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease from a parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis. Most often women become infected by penis to vaginal contact or vaginal to vaginal contact. It reportedly can infect the mouth & anus but can NOT survive in those areas. ...Read more

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How could trichomoniasis be contracted?

Trichomoniasis : is an STD caused by the Trichomonas Vaginalis parasite. Most often women become infected by penis to vaginal contact or vaginal to vaginal contact. It reportedly can infect the mouth & anus but can NOT survive in those areas. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis reappear after months?

Can trichomoniasis reappear after months?

Reinfection: The chances are the trichomonas came back because of reinfection. The 'tricky' thing about trich is that not every one has symptoms - so perhaps your partner may have had it and couldn't tell you because they themselves didn't know. Best to see an Infectious Diseases doctor who are experts in this kind of thing- you and your partner(s) would need evaluation to stop the spreading back and forth. ...Read more