Trichomoniasis is a common infection that is sexually transmitted. The infection is caused by trichomonas vaginalis, an organism that travels from an individual to another via genitals during sexual activities.
It is said that the incubation period for the infection to become apparent is between 4 to 28 days. You are at the risk of having trichomoniasis if you have more than one sexual partner, have a history of vaginal infections, and had sexual activities without proper precautions.
The symptoms of trichomoniasis in women include:
- Redness in the vaginal area
- Pain while passing the urine
- Severe pain during sexual activities
- Vaginal discharge that is yellow, green, or gray in color.
Inform your doctor if you experience any of the symptoms of trichomoniasis.
Symptoms of the infection in men include a discharge from the penis, burning sensation while peeing or after ejaculation, and itchiness inside the penis. To prevent the infection, avoid sexual activity as much as possible, even if you happen to have sex use precautionary measures.
To diagnose the condition, inform your doctor about the symptoms you experience. In some cases, your doctor may even recommend you to perform tests such as cell cultures, antigen tests, etc.
Non-infectious vaginitis is a condition that causes vaginal irritation.
The symptoms occur without any infection being present. The common symptoms of non-infectious vaginitis include burning sensation, itchiness, and vaginal discharge. It is mainly caused because of allergies or an imbalance in the hormones. The common cause of non-infectious vaginitis is your skin’s sensitivity to soaps, detergents, and other skincare products.
To diagnose the condition, your doctor may ask the symptoms you have, your medical history, age, and physical health. To treat non-infectious vaginitis, your doctor may prescribe you creams and tablets that will help to restore lubrication and prevent vaginal irritation, redness, and itchiness.