… trichomonas is usually easy to treat with simple antibiotics.
However, because it is so contagious, it is important to have all sexual partners fully treated – and then, wait an additional 7 days before resuming sexual contact.
Trichomonas can also live on sex toys, so it is important to thoroughly clean them (the dishwasher is best… but not with your dishes) to prevent reinfection.
Trichomonas is best prevented by maintaining a mutually monogamous relationship and, secondarily, by consistent condom use.
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Men have a lower rate of trichomonas than women and rarely have obvious symptoms of the infection.
When they do, their symptoms may include irritation of the urethra or prostate.
If you have a persistent frothy discharge, see your provider for testing. And make sure you are getting trichomonas testing with your regular STD screening.