How can medication treat trichomonal vulvovaginitis?

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Medication is the best way to treat a case of trichomonal vulvovaginitis. Doctors usually prescribe metronidazole or tinidazole in a large, one-dose pill. Both medications help kill the parasitic organism T. vaginalis that causes the trichomoniasis infection. Symptoms of trichomonal vulvovaginitis are usually gone within a week, although doctors recommend that people being treated with metronidazole or tinidazole refrain from consuming alcohol for at least a day after taking the medication. This is because alcohol may increase the severity of the medications' side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, vomiting, or headaches.

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