Trichomoniasis, also called trich, is a common sexually transmitted disease that can affect men and women. It is caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis and is transmitted through sexual intercourse. Your doctor will normally prescribe a drug called metronidazole to cure your trich. However, several natural remedies that might be effective.
In women, there are several symptoms to be on the lookout for if you suspect you have trich. You may notice a yellow-green, odorous discharge and pain during intercourse and urination. You may also experience abdominal cramping. The symptoms that men may experience include painful ejaculation and urination, and a white discharge from the penis. The symptoms are more prevalent in women.
Natural cures involve restoring the biochemical balance of the body. There are certain vitamins that act as antioxidants which can be useful to treat trich. Vitamins A, C, E, and zinc are all recommended in helping to cure trich. Taking these vitamins will help alleviate your symptoms.
For women, washing the vaginal area with a douche can also a useful home remedy for trich. The douche will enter the vagina and dry up the discharge that causes the discomfort that comes along with trich. Using a douche that has been diluted with herbs is also an effective treatment. Adding herbs such as chaparral, quassia and tea tree oil to the douche solution will help in creating an acidic environment in the vagina. The parasite that causes trich will not withstand an acidic environment and will therefore die. Yogurt can also be added to a douche. Lactobacillus acidophilus is a helpful bacteria found in yogurt that can aid in curing trich.