How can I manage trichomonal vulvovaginitis on a daily basis?

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If you have symptoms such as a heavy, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, pain during urination or sex, or vaginal inflammation, you may have trichomonal vulvovaginitis. After a visit to your doctor, you will be prescribed medication which usually takes about a week to fully reduce the symptoms. In the meantime, it is important to refrain from sexual activity until symptoms are completely gone to prevent further infection. Even though male partners generally do not experience symptoms of trichomonal vulvovaginitis if they are exposed to the parasite, they can still carry it and pass it back to you during sex. Female sexual partners can contract the disease from vulva-to-vulva contact with an infected partner. Condom use in the future can help prevent a further infection or spreading of sexually transmitted diseases.

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Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis refers to numerous types of infections that can affect the vulva and vaginal area. Causes of vulvovaginitis include yeast, bacteria, parasites STDs and other viruses. If you have symptoms of vulvovaginitis like odor...

, discharge, itching, rash or pain in the vagina, you should call your doctor. You will want to make sure that you are treated for this condition, as it does not always go away on its own.
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