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Vaginal Infections and/or Vaginal Irritation


Vaginal infections are composed of three primary conditions: bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, and trichomonas.  Vaginitis is any condition that causes infection or inflammation of the vagina.  Vulvovaginitis is inflammation of both the vagina and the external female genitals.


Symptoms of vaginal infections may include excessive amounts of discharge, abnormal coloration (such as yellow, gray, or green) a burning sensation during urination, itching on the outside of the vagina, or discomfort during intercourse.

Common Types of Vaginal Infections

● Candida or “Yeast” infections
● Bacterial Vaginosis
● Trichomoniasis vaginitis
● Chlamydia vaginitis
● Viral vaginitis


Treatment for vaginal infections depends on the type of infection present.  Bacterial vaginosis, the most common vaginal infection but is treated with antibiotics, either oral or applied in a vaginal cream.  For the common yeast infection, there are over-the-counter creams and vaginal suppositories found in the feminine health section.  Trichomoniasis, Chlamydia, and viral vaginitis are treated with prescribed medicines specific to the diagnosis.  Non-infectious vaginitis, an infection caused by an introduction of a new irritant in the area of the vulva, is treated by getting rid of the cause.  If you think you may have a vaginal infection or are experiencing vaginal irritation it is important for you to be evaluated, properly diagnosed, and treated by your healthcare provider.

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