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Vaginal Infections

Vaginal infections, or vaginitis, describe the most common medical concerns women have in the area of their reproductive organs. Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that creates discharge, odor, irritation, or itching. It is difficult to diagnose because vaginitis has many causes.

The vagina creates its own environment and maintains a balance among the normal bacteria found there and the hormonal changes in a women’s body. Vaginitis occurs when the vaginal ecosystem has been changed by certain medications such as antibiotics, hormones, contraceptive preparations (oral and topical), douches, vaginal medication, sexual intercourse, sexually transmitted diseases, stress, and change in sexual partners.

Treatment: Vaginal or oral metronidazole

 

Treatment: Antifungal medications

Author
Dr. Khalil

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