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How do you treat trichomoniasis?

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Metronidazole cures about 90% of infections by this organism. The drug is usually taken as a pill, but women in their first 3 months of pregnancy may have to use a cream or suppository in their vagina. Your partner should also get treated. You should get retested after 3 months to be certain the infection has cleared.

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Hepatitis B Foundation.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 14, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Hepatitis B Foundation.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 14, 2017

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