A vaginal infection is a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge and intense itchiness of the vagina and the vulva — the tissues at the vaginal opening. It's a type of vaginitis, or inflammation of the vagina. Yeast infection symptoms can range from mild to moderate and include:
• Itching and irritation in the vagina and the tissues at the vaginal opening (vulva)
• A burning sensation, especially during intercourse or while urinating
• Redness and swelling of the vulva
• Vaginal pain and soreness
• Vaginal rash
• Watery vaginal discharge
• Thick, white, odor-free vaginal discharge with a cottage cheese appearance
HOW IS VAGINAL INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
A gynaecologist would do a thorough inspection of the vaginal area and also do a culture test to rule out risks.
HOW IS VAGINAL INFECTION TREATED?
The treatment of Vaginal Infection depends upon the cause of the infection. The treatment for Vaginal Infections includes medication, antifungal creams, and estrogen creams.
DID YOU KNOW?
Here are some common methods of prevention, most targeted at avoiding bacteria growth near the vagina:
• avoid wearing tight pants, pantyhose, tights, or leggings
• avoid using feminine deodorant or deodorant tampons/pads
• do not sit around in wet clothing, especially bathing suits
• eat a well-balanced diet
• eat yogurt or take supplements with lactobacillus
• wear natural fibers such as cotton, linen, or silk
• avoid sitting in hot tubs or taking frequent hot tub baths
• wash underwear in hot water
• avoid douching
• change feminine products frequently