Trichomonas vaginalis (Trichomoniasis) is a sexually transmitted disease that affects both men and women which is caused by a parasite. The symptoms are more pronounced in women rather than in men.
The disease in women results in vaginitis and thus leads to the inflammation of the vagina or the cervix. Men suffering from infection will get inflammation of the urethra (the tube that connects bladder with the genital organ), irritation in the penis, mild burning after urination or ejaculation, etc.
One who is suffering from this infection will experience a greenish, frothy discharge from their vagina, vaginal itching or irritation, painful urination, pain in their lower abdomen, having pain during intercourse, etc. The signs and symptoms of trichomoniasis will appear in between 5 – 28 days after sexual intercourse.
However, the usage of OTC (Metronidazole or tinidazole) will give relief from the problem but the usage of natural remedies will give long lasting relief and prevent its recurrence. But get proper diagnose and treatment from your doctor to know the root cause and get complete relief from the problem.
Home Remedies for Trichomonas Vaginalis:
Don’t worry; you’re not alone suffering from this parasite infection. There are many people suffering from this parasite attack and if you want to cure this trichomoniasis then scroll down to know some best natural remedies which treat your problem at home.
Let’s explore some of the best natural remedies to treat trichomonas vaginalis along with its uncomfortable and unpleasant symptoms.
Remedy – 1: (Garlic)
Garlic is a very effective remedy used to treat various kinds of infections, including trichomonas vaginalis with its antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. In many studies, it is proved that garlic extract will stop the growth of this parasite or fungal infections effectively.
We can use garlic in variety of ways like inserting a clove of garlic in the vagina for few times daily to feel warmth down there (OR) chew a clove of garlic daily to enhance your immune system and thereby to prevent the infection (OR) Add garlic to your daily diet like including it in soups, salads, rice items, curries, etc. (OR) try a garlic supplements after consulting your doctor.
Prepare a garlic concoction by rinsing, peeling and crushing 3- 4 garlic cloves and pour it in 1 glass of boiling water, let it steep for 10 minutes and strain it. Drink this concoction by adding 1 teaspoon of pure honey for a week or 10 days until you get relief from the problem.
Remedy – 2: (Tea Tree Oil)
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial, anti-parasite, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to eliminate the parasite protozoan responsible for the trichomoniasis.
All you need is to apply it on the vagina by diluting it with water or any carrier oil (OR) mix few drops of tea tree oil in 1 ounce of water and use this mix to douche the area to get relief from the problem.
There should be some a bit irritating on the skin after application. Never ever consume tea tree oil, as it causes some serious side effects like diarrhea, skin allergic reactions, stomach upset and even coma.
Remedy – 3: (Yogurt)
The rich content of beneficial bacteria like lactobacillus in yogurt contains a lot of essential nutrients and proteins that help to enhance the immune system. It is effective in treating this parasite infection and restores the balance between good and bad bacteria in the body.
Consume 1 cup of yogurt daily to fight the infections by simply removing the toxins and boosts the immune system (OR) apply some plain yogurt on the vagina to remove the infection slowly, but don’t over apply it, as the moisture will help to grow this infection (OR) simply mix 1/2 teaspoon of yogurt in 1 cup of water and use it as yogurt douche regularly until the infection cleared completely.
Remedy – 4: (Colloidal Silver)
Colloidal silver is a suspension of silver colloids that attach themselves to the parasites and thereby deactivate it. You can easily get it from any local pharmacy store. Apply this colloidal silver on the affected area daily until you get cure from the trichomoniasis.
Prepare a douche by adding few drops of undiluted colloidal silver in water and use it as your douche. But be sure to rinse the affected area with warm water before using this process.
Remedy – 5: (Apple Cider Vinegar)
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) will help to cure various infections, including this sexually transmitted disease. It effectively clears some of the parasites along with the vaginal discharge with its high acidic nature. It creates a hostile environment for the parasite to clear them and restores the pH balance of the vagina.
You need to prepare a solution of apple vinegar by simply mixing it with water and use this mix to clean the vaginal area. Repeat the same process for once or twice daily until you get complete relief from trichomonas vaginalis.
Remedy – 6: (Bergamot)
Bergamot essential oil exhibits antibacterial, antibiotic, disinfectant and anti-inflammatory properties which help to disinfect the area and clears the infection completely. This citrusy oil works well in clearing the vaginal discharge that associated with this infection.
To use this natural remedy, you have to pour few drops of this oil in your bathtub filled with warm water and take your bath with this water (OR) simply mix few drops of this oil in water and use this solution to douche the affected area. Regular follow up of this process will definitely help you to get relief from trichomoniasis.
Remedy – 7: (Vitamin C)
The intake of citrus fruits which are rich in vitamin C will help to keep the bodily functioning run smoothly and it is also essential for gynecological health, as it produces collagen to maintain the structural integrity of cervical walls and thereby maintains the proper health of cervix.
It makes the cervix to get harder and prevent getting the infections. So, include vitamin C rich citrus fruits and vegetables like lemon, orange, berries, grapefruit, etc. in your daily diet.
Remedy – 8: (Fenugreek Seeds)
Fenugreek seeds boost up the immune system and thereby strengthen the body to fight the infection causing parasite. Regular usage of fenugreek seeds will not cause any adverse side effects to the body, as there are natural and safe to use.
Take a handful of fenugreek seeds and soak it in water for overnight. In the next morning, drink this residual water on an empty stomach on regular basis (OR) add 2 teaspoons of soaked fenugreek seeds in 1 cup of yogurt and consume it (OR) steep 1 teaspoon of fenugreek in 1 glass of hot water and drink this decoction to get rid of the infection.
Remedy – 9: (Coconut Oil)
Coconut oil has antibacterial, antiparasitic, antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help to clear the infection and soothes the skin to prevent itching, irritation and burning sensation in the affected areas.
Rinse the affected area with lukewarm water and dry it thoroughly. Now take a cotton ball and dip it in 2 – 3 teaspoons of virgin coconut oil (melted) and apply it on the affected areas. Leave it for about 2 – 3 hours and finally, rinse the area with warm water. Do it once daily until you get relief from the problem.
Tips and Precautions:
- The regular intake of Echinacea will boost the immune system and thus slow down the risk of getting trichomoniasis.
- Drinking plenty of water (8 – 10 glasses) daily will not only help to keep you stay hydrated but also fight the infection causing microbes, including this parasite by simply flushing out the toxins and other impurities from the body.
- To avoid the recurrence of this infection, you should wear a condom during your intercourse, which helps to prevent the spread of infection.
- Make sure to rinse your vaginal area before and after your sexual intercourse and maintain good hygiene to prevent getting this infection.
- Sharing your personal belongings, towel or swimsuits with people who are infected will make also get this infection why because this trichomoniasis will stay outside of the body for about 45 minutes.
- Consume a healthy diet that is enriched with all essential nutrients, fiber, and vitamins (A, C & E) to boost your immune system and to fight against the infection-causing microbes. Avoid sugar or its products.
- Consult your doctor immediately whenever you suffer from unusual symptoms of this infection for proper diagnose and treatment, especially if you’re pregnant or nursing women.
- If you left this infection untreated then it results in the abnormality in the cervical tissue and cells and thus results in removing the abnormal tissue.
- Make sure to perform some skin patch test before using any natural remedy to know whether you’re allergic to that ingredient or not.
- You can follow other simple remedies like rinsing the area with myrrh and goldenseal solution, consuming pomegranate juice, using zinc sulfate douche, usage of ginger or ginger extracts, avocado, basil, tomato, black cumin oil, etc. will help you to get rid of the infection.
All these natural remedies are safe and effective for treating trichomonas vaginalis infection. But make sure to consult your doctor for best advice and treatment before using these remedies why because the doctor will examine your present health condition.
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