Bacteria Vaginitis and its Treatments
Bacteria vaginitis can be various conditions that cause inflammation or infection of the vagina. The infection or inflammation can be a result of organisms like bacteria, viruses or yeast. It can also be caused by irritation to the area like sprays, chemicals and even clothing. In addition to these two main areas, organisms exchanged during sex can also result in bacteria vaginitis.
Symptoms of bacteria vaginitis differ based on the cause, and can also be present without any symptoms. When they are present the most common include: an abnormal discharge coming from that vagina that is accompanied with an unpleasant odor, a burning sensation while urinating, itching around the outside of the vagina and the experience of pain and/or discomfort while having sex.
It is normal for a woman's vagina to produce a slightly cloudy or clear discharge that is also odorless and non-irritating. At the time of a normal menstrual cycle, the discharge itself can change in consistency, leading to the possibility of the discharge being a thin, small amount or even watery sometimes, while being more extensive and thicker at other times. Each of them is completely normal.
When there is an odor or irritation accompanying a vaginal discharge, it is abnormal. Irritation can include itching, burning or the combination of the two. Often itching is experienced at any time of day, but most irritating or noticeable at night. Sexual intercourse typically makes any and all symptoms substantially worse. Women who experience a change in her discharge relating to its smell, the amount or begins to have symptoms like those described, should see their doctor.
The most common types of Vaginal Infections include: yeast infections, trichomoniasis vaginitis, bacteria vaginosis, chlamydia vaginitis and viral vaginitis.
Since self-diagnosis is not always easy or accurate, it is important to see a doctor. While many will schedule to see a physician if they are having symptoms, an infection may exist without any symptoms, which is why it is important to keep up with your health no matter how well you feel.
Although each of these vaginal infections can have different symptoms, it is not always easy for a woman to figure out which type she has. In fact, diagnosis can even be tricky for an experienced doctor. Part of the problem is that sometimes more than one type of infection can be present at the same time. And, an infection may even be present without any symptoms at all. If bacteria vaginitis isn't treated in a timely manner, it can become serious and cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), cervicitis, endometritis, pregnancy complications and post-operative infection.
Non-infectious vaginitis is an allergic reaction or irritation from fabric softeners, detergents, soaps, spermicidal products, douching, and vaginal sprays.
What treatments are available for bacteria vaginitis?
Since each form of bacteria vaginitis is handled differently, so the importance of seeing a health care provide cannot be expressed enough. It is imperative that you are diagnosed properly in order to get the correct remedy prescribed. It is also recommended that women be seen annually for preventive measure if they don't have any symptoms, because each infection can be symptomless.
Can bacteria vaginitis be prevented?
In order to decrease the chances of getting bacteria vaginitis (or any form of vaginitis), it is suggested that you: avoid frequently occurring yeast infections, and try to avoid clothes that cause heat and moisture to form like nylon panties, and tight jeans, avoid sprays, creams and douches in order to not risk killing the "good" bacteria and to reduce your chances of becoming irritated.
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