- The treatment involves taking a course of antibiotic tablets either as a single dose or a longer course (up to a week).
- You will be advised not to drink alcohol during the treatment. This is because antibiotics used to treat trichomonas react with alcohol and can make you feel very unwell.
- If there is a high chance you have the infection, treatment may be started before receiving the check-up results.
- You will be given treatment if your partner is found to have trichomonas, even you do not have any symptoms.
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