Trichomoniasis Treatment in Singapore: Trichomoniasis, or “trich,” is a sexually transmitted infection that may cause itching and discharge, or may not cause symptoms. It can be easily treated.
Trichomoniasis is usually treated with an oral medication called metronidazole (Flagyl). Another similar medication called tinidazole may be used instead. Usually, only one dose of the medication is needed to clear the infection. If you’re pregnant or there’s a chance that you might be pregnant, let your doctor know. The medication is usually avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy (the first three months, when the baby’s organ systems are developing). However, this medication is generally considered safe to use during later stages of pregnancy. Because trichomoniasis is associated with problems with the pregnancy, including premature birth and low birth weight in the baby, the benefit of taking the medication may outweigh any possible risk; you can discuss this with your doctor.
In some cases, one dose of the medication may not be enough to clear the infection. This is rare, but occurs in up to 5% of cases. If you take the medication as directed, but your symptoms don’t resolve, you should go back to your doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
Partners should also be treated, because the infection may have no symptoms. If you’re a woman with trichomoniasis and you’re treated, but your male partner isn’t treated because he has no symptoms, then there’s a good chance that he will just give the infection right back to you, until he also receives treatment. About 20% of people who are treated for trichomoniasis get the infection again within three months, and in many cases, this is probably due to their partners not being treated.
If you have had multiple sexual partners in the period of time when you may have been contagious, each partner should be contacted, so he or she can be treated. If you aren’t comfortable contacting your partners on your own, many clinics will do this for you. They won’t provide your name or diagnosis without your permission. Giving accurate information about your partners is important to stop the spread of the infection. If you have trichomoniasis in Singapore, ensure that you protect the health of your partners, as well as their partners, by allowing them to be contacted.
After you receive treatment, you should wait to have sex until your symptoms are gone. This usually takes about a week. Even though most people only need one dose of the medication to cure the infection, the parasite isn’t completely gone from your body right after taking the medication. You should also ensure that your partner has been treated, and wait a week after your partner is treated, even if he or she has no symptoms, before having sex again. This will ensure that the parasite is gone from both of your bodies.