|Before you see a Doctor - Understanding your Body and its Common Ailments (Fountain Publishers, 1997, 112 p.)|
|Section IX - SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (STI)|
Trichomoniasis vaginalis, that is inflammation of the vagina caused by the germ trichomonas is associated with persistent inflammation of the vagina in about 20-30% of those women who harbour the parasite. Manifestations of this infection include the following: itching, burning sensation around the vagina and a profuse yellowish, frothy discharge.
In males, there is a mild and usually symptom-free inflammation of the urethra. There are usually no disturbing symptoms as far as males are concerned.
The importance of this disease in males is transmission by sexual contact to the females who seem to develop symptoms in almost every case.
In treatment of this disease, there are a number of preparations on the market. Flagyl is probably the most popular. However, the advice of a doctor, especially a gynaecologist, should be sought.