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In order to treat your trichomoniasis, consult with one of our board-certified doctors online today to prescribe medications to get relief from burning or itching. Get a new prescription to treat trichomoniasis or refill an existing prescription today.*

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*Prescriptions are provided at the doctor's discretion. Learn more about our controlled substances policy and how to save up to 80% with our prescription discount card. PlushCare doctors cannot treat all cases of Trichomoniasis. Our primary care physicians can conduct an initial evaluation of your symptoms but may need to refer you to a specialist or for in-person treatment. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, seek emergency medical attention immediately.

Learn about trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis (commonly known as Trich) is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite. According to the National Institute of Health, it is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States. It can affect both men and women who are sexually active and lead to serious health complications if left untreated.

Causes of trichomoniasis

  • Trichomonas vaginalis

    This parasite is passed from one person to another during sexual contact (vaginal, oral or anal sex). Sexually active people with trich can pass it to sex partners during unprotected sexual contact. It can also pass from a person to the next through genital touching and/or sharing sex toys. It can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby during childbirth.

Trichomoniasis symptoms

Trichomoniasis can cause a variety of STI symptoms in both men and women. According to CDC fact sheet, only 30% of people infected develop any trichomoniasis symptoms, so it can be difficult to detect. The most common symptom of trichomoniasis is a greenish-yellow vaginal discharge.

  • Symptoms in men include:

    • In men, burning after urination or ejaculation

    • Itching, redness, discharge from the penis

    • Pain during intercourse

  • Symptoms in women may include:

    • Itching or irritation in the vagina

    • A strong, bad-smelling vaginal odor

    • Pain or burning sensation during urination

    • Pain during intercourse

  • Women who are pregnant may:

    • Have the baby prematurely

    • Have a baby with low birth weight

How to treat trichomoniasis

The infection can be easily treated with antibiotics.

If you have Trichomoniasis, your doctor will likely prescribe an antibiotic called metronidazole (Flagyl) or tinidazole. Both are very effective in treating Trichomoniasis. However, it is important to take all of the medication prescribed, even if you start to feel better before finishing the course of antibiotics. If you don't treat the trich, it will last for months or even years and pass on to any sexual partners.

During the medications, stay from sexual relations to prevent the infection from recurring or infecting your partner. After you finish the medication, wait a week before having sex again.

Trichomoniasis medication

  • The most common trichomoniasis medications recommended by doctors are metronidazole and tinidazole. These drugs are effective in treating trichomoniasis but can have side effects. Some people may experience an upset stomach, diarrhea, or a headache after taking these medications. Avoid drinking alcohol when taking these prescription antibiotics as they may cause nausea and vomiting. If you experience any of these side effects, talk to your doctor.

    If you are pregnant, you should not take metronidazole. Tinidazole is the preferred trichomoniasis medication for pregnant women. If you are breastfeeding, you should not take either of these medications.

    If you have trichomoniasis, it is important to tell your sexual partner (or partners) so that they can be treated. Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection that can be passed back and forth between sexual partners. You can still infect other people if you are not treated for trichomoniasis.

    If you are pregnant, you should not take metronidazole.

How to prevent trichomoniasis

There are a few things you can do to avoid getting trichomoniasis:

  • Use protection every time you have intercourse. This is the best way to reduce your risk of getting any sexually transmitted disease, including trichomoniasis

  • Get tested for STIs regularly, even if you don't have any symptoms. Many STIs, including trichomoniasis, can be asymptomatic

  • Limit your number of sexual partners. The more partners you have, your risk of contracting trichomoniasis and other sexually transmitted infections increases.

  • Talk to your sexual partner about STIs before you have intercourse. This can help you both make informed decisions about your sexual health

  • See your doctor if you think you may have an STI. If you have any symptoms of an STI, or if you think you may have been exposed to one, it's essential to see a doctor right away to receive treatment.

When to see a doctor for trichomoniasis

If you're experiencing any of the symptoms explained above, make an appointment with your doctors to get early treatment. Your doctor can diagnose trichomoniasis by using a lab test kit.

They will likely recommend a course of oral antibiotics to treat the infection. It's important to finish all prescribed antibiotics, even if your symptoms disappear. Women who are left untreated for trichomoniasis may develop the pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID can cause infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pain. In men, trichomoniasis can cause inflammation of the urethra, making urinating painful.

If you think you may have trichomoniasis, don't delay in seeking medical treatment. It's a serious infection that can cause long-term health complications if left untreated. Talk to your local doctor or a Plushcare doctor online today to get started on a treatment plan.

Trichomoniasis treatment FAQs

  • What causes trichomoniasis?

    Trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. This protozoan is found in the vagina, vulva, and urethra of infected women. It can also be found in infected men's penis, scrotum, and urethra.

  • Can you get trichomoniasis without being sexually active?

    Getting trichomoniasis without being sexually active is possible, but it is very rare. You can only catch trichomoniasis if you contact the protozoan that causes it. Trichomoniasis infection can happen through unprotected sex or by sharing contaminated towels, clothing, or other objects.

  • What are treatments for trichomoniasis?

    Trichomoniasis is treated with antibiotics. The most common antibiotic used to treat trichomoniasis is metronidazole. This antibiotic is available in pill form or as a cream that is applied to the vagina.

    An online doctor will discuss your trichomoniasis treatment online options. If antibiotics are prescribed, they can be picked up at your local pharmacy.

3 simple steps to request treatment for trichomoniasis today

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Talk to your medical provider regarding your trichomoniasis symptoms.

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Step 3

Pick up a prescription to treat your trichomoniasis.

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Related conditions to trichomoniasis

    • Vaginal discharge that is yellow-green in color and has a frothy consistency

    • Vaginal itching and irritation

    • Genital pain and/or burning during urination

    • Pain during sexual intercourse

    • Light bleeding after sexual intercourse or between menstrual periods

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