What are treatment options for trichomonal vulvovaginitis?

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The most effective treatment option for trichomonal vulvovaginitis is to take prescription medication. This medication can come in a one-dose pill, namely of metronidazole or tinidazole. After taking the pill, doctors usually recommend abstaining from sex until symptoms are completely gone, as well as avoiding alcohol use, as that may aggravate side effects of the medication. Any sexual partners should be treated at the same time, to reduce the risk of re-infection. After treatment begins, symptoms of trichomonal vulvovaginitis are usually gone within a week.

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