Itching trichomoniasis: symptom of the disease in women and men
The causative agent of trichomoniasis is Trichomonas vaginalis, a sexually transmitted infection. Trichomonas capable of moving quickly, and striking in the epithelium, thereby increasing the risk of viruses and connected infections.
According to who statistics, trichomoniasis is the most common disease in the world, sexually transmitted. The number of infected reaches 170 million people. In developed countries the number of cases is lower than in the developing countries, and this is due to more awareness about the dangers of unprotected sex and a higher standard of living. If in developing countries the disease has infected about 40% of the population in developed this percentage ranges from 2% to 10%.
The symptoms of the disease in women
The incubation period of trichomoniasis is quite long. The first symptoms of trichomoniasis observed on day 28 after infection. In women, the infection appears in the vagina, in the cervix, the bladder and glands Bartolini. In men, the perpetrators of trichomoniasis detected in the semen, prostate gland, urethra and seminal glands.
The symptoms of trichomoniasis is not necessarily pronounced. Sometimes the disease is virtually not manifesting itself. But usually, when infected, women start the heavy greenish-yellow discharge from the vagina, often accompanied by severe itching. Sometimes after intercourse as symptoms appear bleeding, the affected area shown in the photo.
When the diagnosis of trichomoniasis, a woman should promptly seek medical attention. Otherwise, trichomoniasis can cause serious complications. These are cervical cancer, HIV and infertility.
Symptoms in men
In men, symptoms of the disease is almost there. Itching are also not expressed. As a rule, the disease manifests itself as urethritis. But we must remember that treatment should begin immediately since there is a high risk of prostatitis, infertility and epididymitis.
The causes of the disease
Lactobacilli, which are part of the microflora of the vagina is acidified by Wednesday. Thus reducing the risk of growth of parasites and harmful bacteria. But sometimes the acidity is reduced, contributing to the development of diseases, and weakening protection against the spread of bacteria.
Modern medicine has identified several reasons contributing to the decrease of acidity in the vagina:
- Failure to comply with hygiene;
In a weakened organism trichomoniasis is manifested always faster. Penetrating into the mucosa, the infection secretes a substance that helps her secure a foothold. After that, Trichomonas secrete a chemical compound that breaks down the vaginal mucosa and causes inflammation.
Different urogenital trichomoniasis, an infection that dwells everywhere. The disease can lead sexual intercourse without using contraceptives. It is also possible to get sick through everyday life. Infection live outside the body for about 15 minutes. Thus, through clothing or bed linen can also be infected.
Modern medicine distinguishes between several types of the disease:
- Acute trichomoniasis;
- Subacute trichomoniasis (oligosymptomatic);
- Chronic trichomoniasis;
Illness during pregnancy can have fatal effects on the fetus, but can cause premature birth. The placenta is a good defender against infection, but in advanced disease, the microorganisms can move on to the sheath of the fetus and lead to miscarriage. But this development is observed in very rare cases.
Treatment of trichomoniasis
Treatment of trichomoniasis in pregnancy is with the help of potassium permanganate solution, which lubricate the urethra every day at first pregnancy. This technique is greatly reduces the itching. At mid-term for treatment use candles with metronidazole, and the last time metronidazole tablets, but in small dosages.
Treatment of trichomoniasis is approaching the principle of treatment of diseases of the genitourinary system. The disease detected at an early stage, treated with Antiprotozoal agents. In the chronic stage of trichomoniasis, it is recommended to first carry out the stimulation of immunity, and then apply a drug. Such a scheme of treatment is shown for the reason that the infection is resistant to drugs and quickly adapts to new tools. The reason for the adaptation can serve as incorrectly prescribed treatment. Therapy is conducted under constant supervision. If a decrease in the activity of the infection in the body, treatment leave. Otherwise prescribe other medicines.
To successfully get rid of the itching the treatment is carried out simultaneously for both partners.
But the fulfillment of all requirements and conditions of treatment, unfortunately, does not guarantee the mandatory recovery. Requires constant laboratory controlfor the detection of disease activity.
Treatment of folk remedies
Traditional medicine also enables you to cope with trich. Decoction of lilac, celandine, calendula, and cherry are popular among supporters of alternative medicine. Two tablespoons of collecting herbs is brewed for five minutes in a glass of water. After the broth has cooled, it is introduced using an enema or douche.
Aloe Vera juice is capable of performing treatment of the problem. It is recommended to use one teaspoon several times a day for half an hour before meals. Also the juice of this plant can be lubricated tampons and enter them into the vagina.
Herb Calamus is also used to treat the disease. The air removes water from putrefactive bacteria and other pests and, therefore, promotes rapid healing. For treatment use a 20% tincture of the roots of plants. You need to take medicine several times a day.
Garlic, being a natural disinfectant, successfully fighting off trich. Garlic cloves need to be introduced into the vagina and leave for the day. In consequence, it is possible to hold douching with a weak solution of Apple cider vinegar.
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We should not forget that trichomoniasis is a dangerous disease, and in some cases, folk remedies are not able to provide the necessary treatment of the injured person. In this case, you need to promptly consult a specialist for conventional treatment.