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Trichonomiasis

(See also Sexually Transmitted Diseases)


Contents:

Definition | Symptoms | Treatment | Nutrients
Herbs | Recommendations | Bibliography

Definition

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 intercourse.
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Symptoms

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.
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Treatment

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.
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Nutrients

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, enhances immune function.
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Herbs
  • Echinacea
  • Golden seal
  • Pau d’arco
  • Suma

Any of these may alleviate symptoms. Alternate teas and consume three cups daily or take in capsule or extract form.

  • Bearberry
  • Bear lichen
  • Bistort root
  • Blazing-star, rough
  • Brucea
  • Burdock, great
  • Cleavers
  • Compass-plant
  • Cubeb berries
  • Dock, yellow
  • Gale, sweet
  • Gentian root
  • Goldenseal
  • Gumweed (rosinweed)
  • Horsetail, field
  • Lily, wild pond
  • Maple, striped
  • Myrrh gum
  • Ninebark
  • Pulsatilla
  • Quinine, wild
  • Rattlesnake-master
  • Red root
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Skullcap
  • Strawberry, common or Virginia
  • Willow, black

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Recommendations

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!
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Bibliography

Buy It! Planetary Herbology, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

Buy It! Back to Eden, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

Buy It! Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements, by James F. Balch, M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C., Avery Publishing Group, Inc., Garden City Park, NY

Buy It! Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

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