Trichomoniasis also known as Trichomonos infection or Tich is a Sexually transmitted infection that is afflicted by a uni-celled Protozoan named as Trichomonos Vaginalis. The parasite has different habitats depending upon the sex of its host. In male and transwomen hosts, it is usually found in the urinary tract and intestines whereas in case of hosts of fairer sex or transmen, it houses itself in vagina, urinary tract and intestines.
Although, usually men act as carriers for the parasite yet the symptoms of this disease are more pronounced in females and men aren’t usually aware of their affliction until their sexual partner is diagnosed with it. That doesn’t preclude the men from being able to experience any of the symptoms. Sometimes, the men, mostly with uncircumcised penises, might feel inflammation in their penis while urinating or ejaculating which might be indicative of their ailment. Women get the worst of it though. They might feel vaginal irritation, painful intercourse, swollen genitalia and a strong foul odor with a frothy discharge.
If you are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, get a sample of your vaginal discharge examined by the doctor. If you test positive for Trich, discuss the most viable course of action with your Physician, especially if you are willing to try out home remedies.
Following is a list of home remedies that have been proven to be effective in curing this disease.
1: Tea Tree Oil
Application of tea tree oil has been known to curb this affliction. The tea tree oil on its own may cause inflammation on your vagina, therefore, it is recommended to mix it with a carrier oil to avoid this.
Garlic is one of the most employed natural ingredients at home to treat this infection. The antimicrobial and antibiotic properties of Garlic have been tested and proved in the laboratories. The extracts of garlic were seen to be effective in hampering the growth of Trichomonos vaginalis. There are two options for its intake. You can either eat a clove of garlic every day and place it inside your vagina. As proven by the lab tests, it is effective in inhibiting the expansion of the parasite to other parts of the body by hampering its growth.
Yogurt can be used as a preventive measure against not just this infection but other infections as well. Intake of yogurt boosts your immune system by reinvigorating the healthy bacteria that fight off the parasites responsible for such infections and diseases. Moreover, these bacteria help in restoration or maintenance of PH balance on your genitalia and since this disease results from an imbalance in the PH levels, it can be used both as a preventive and remedial measure against such an infection. As a preventive measure, you should eat a cup of yogurt every day and as a remedial measure you can either eat a cup of yogurt regularly or apply a mixture of half a teaspoon of yogurt in water on your genitalia until the infection wears off.
4: Apple cider vinegar
The acidic nature of this ingredient is helpful in maintenance of PH as well as eliminating the parasites responsible for not only this infection but others too and helps you lead a healthy life by not allowing such parasites to house themselves inside your vagina. To help ward off such parasites, apply a mixture of a table spoon of apple cider vinegar mixed in quarter of water on the inside of your vagina regularly.