Trich Infection Home Care
- Take prescription medications as directed.
- Avoid products that irritate the vagina:
- Strong soaps
- Bubble bath
- Wear cotton underwear.
- Use condoms until the infection has resolved.
- Do not have sexual intercourse for 2 weeks after treatment.
- Keep your genitals clean:
- Take cool or warm baths to decrease genital irritation.
- Change tampons often during menstruation.
- Every 4-6 hours
- While taking antibiotics:
- Use a vaginal antifungal cream
- Gently dry your genitals after bathing.
- Wipe from front to back after urinating.
Trich Infection Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have trichomonas vaginitis and any of the following:
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