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Medicine For Trichomonas
Do men and women get the same drug for treating trichomonas, my wife was given metronidazole and i was norfloxacin, is it correct?
Infection: This is a vaginal infection caused by a flagellate protozoa that is usually caused by trichomonas vaginalis. This infection can occur in men as well. It is sometimes (mostly) obtained by sexual contact. It is easily treated with the appropriate medication. See your doctor to make sure are diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reinfection: Trichomonas is an std (sexually transmitted disease). Even if you are treated adequately with antibiotics, you can still be reinfected if you have sexual contact with someone who hasn't been treated. That person may or may not know they have the infection. Using condoms will help prevent transmission. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not: The vast majority of infections are from direct sexual contact with an infected individual. The organism dies very quickly on cold surfaces and so the odds of contagion are extremely small. But finding trichomonas in men is very difficult on a routine test, so they need to be treated based on their partner's test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES IN50% MEN IT MAY: It does not in women without treatment but 50% of men will be able to eliminate the infection on its own. Hving said that you dont know which 50% of men will get rid of it, and since it can be passed by having intercourse, we normally advice both the partners get treated to prevent vrecurrences.Me can have the infection and no symptoms. ...Read more
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Parasite: 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 with an antibiotic; METRONIDAZOLE ...Read more
Possibly: In order to determine whether you should get treatment for trichomonas, a doctor would have to do an individual consult with you. If that doctor determines that you should be treated, it is possible for the doctor to write a prescription for you, if appropriate. You would need to obtain a consult from the healthtap.com website. Goof luck. ...Read more
Hard to say: You provided no information about how you were diagnosed or if & how you were treated. The most accurate responses are based on accurate information. Without proper diagnosis I don't know if you had it. Without treatment it would likely persist. Success of treatment would depend on what it was. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the risk factors for both male and female who have had trichomonas? And can it be dangerous to ones health?
I think I have trichomonas what meds should I buy and what dosage should I take? And also can my husband use the meds?
Agree w Dr. Alves: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer