Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Trichomonas Vaginitis Home Care

Home care for trichomonas vaginitis includes:

  • 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.

Trichomonas Vaginitis Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have trichomonas vaginitis and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Trichomonas Vaginitis References
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