Vaginitis describes a process of inflammation of the vaginal mucosa. It is often caused by an infection with either bacteria or fungi. Depending on its cause, it is treated with antibiotics or topical creams. To clarify the reason of vaginitis, it is important to visit a gynecologist for a proper examination.
Vaginitis is an inflammation of the mucosa in the vagina. It is often caused by infections with bacteria or fungi, less common by allergies, foreign bodies or autoimmune diseases and it can cause symptoms such as itching, burning, pain, discharge, or bad odor.
The most common causes of vaginitis include infections, such as 1) bacterial infection and vaginosis: unspecific bacterial vaginitis is caused by mixed infections with a variety of bacteria. Vaginosis describes a disruption of the vaginal flora due to a change of the acidic pH in the vagina and it is mostly asymptomatic, besides the typical bad odor. 2) yeast infection: fungi of the candida species are also commonly responsible for vaginitis. The main symptoms of candida vaginitis are itching and white, crumbly discharge. 3) Protozoens like trichomoniasis: these pathogens are transmitted by sexual contact. Besides infections, vaginitis may also have other causes. For example, some people have an allergic reaction when they use certain products like vaginal douches or vaginal sprays. Due to the allergic reaction, it can lead to a process of inflammation and gradually become vaginitis. Vaginitis can cause symptoms as itching, burning, pain during urination or intercourse, discharge, or bad odor.
The treatment will depend on the cause of the vaginitis. If the vaginitis is caused by a bacterial infection, then it is treated with antibiotics. If it is caused by a yeast infection, topical, antifungal cream and medication that is placed inside vagina are commonly prescribed. If it is caused by trichomoniasis, it is often treated by a single-dose of antibiotics and the sex partner should always be treated, too. If the vaginitis is caused by an allergy, then it is preferable to avoid using the implicated products.
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