Infestation with a parasite of genus Trichomonas vaginalis. Species
found in the vagina that produces discharge. Fairly common condition
in women, especially during pregnancy and following vaginal surgery.
It is sometimes found in the male urethra and is communicated through
Persistent burning and itching of the vulvar tissue associated with
a profuse white frothy discharge. Occasionally may be without symptoms.
When blood is present in the discharge, it may indicate serious disorders,
including cancer. Any vaginal discharge should be evaluated by a doctor.
Both sexual partners should be treated to avoid passing the disease
back and forth. No alcohol is recommended during treatment. See the
doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Acidophilus, 2 capsules or 1 tbsp. liquid
3 times a day, is important when taking antibiotics.
Garlic capsules, 2 capsules 3 times daily,
is a natural antibiotic and immune system stimulant. Should be accompanied
by Doctor's advice. Vitamin C, 3,000 - 8,000
mg. daily (divide into 4 doses per day), helps
immune function and is an antiviral agent. Vitamin B
complex, 50 mg. three times daily, is necessary in all
cellular enzyme system function. Germanium, 100 mg daily,
speeds healing and reduces pain or discomfort. Multivitamin and mineral
complex, as directed on the label, promotes immune function. Vitamin
A and E emulsion, 20,000 IU vitamin
A and 400 IU vitamin E daily (do
not take this much vitamin E in pill form). Emulsion
enters the system more quickly. Vitamin A is essential
for tissue repair. Vitamin E improves circulation, both
enhance immune function.
- Golden seal
- Pau d'arco
Any of these may alleviate symptoms. Alternate teas and consume three
cups daily or take in capsule or extract form.
- Bear lichen
- Bistort root
- Blazing-star, rough
- Burdock, great
- Cubeb berries
- Dock, yellow
- Gale, sweet
- Gentian root
- Gumweed (rosinweed)
- Horsetail, field
- Lily, wild pond
- Maple, striped
- Myrrh gum
- Quinine, wild
- Red root
- Strawberry, common or Virginia
- Willow, black
This disease is highly infectious. The Journal of the American Medical
Association suggests that you protect yourself with condoms. Condoms
should be used, but they are no guarantee of protection against venereal
diseases! Check with your doctor!