It's always an head aching moment for me whenever I have to use the rest room outside my house like office or public toilets, why? I don't want to experience symptoms of toilet infection such as itching, vaginal discharge, painful urination or sex etc in my private part, it's so embarrassing and painful.
Little did I Know that this uncomfortable experience is not gotten from the toilet as it's commonly referred to, but a Vaginal infection ( vaginitis) i.e inflammation of the vagina which arise from either a sexually transmitted infection like Chlamydia or Gonorrhea; or non-sexual infections like Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) or Candida (yeast infection).
Most times it's due to imbalance of bacteria or yeast that lives in the vagina. If left untreated can permanently damage the reproductive organs or cause other health problems.
Causes of bacteria or yeast imbalance.
1. Medications: antibiotics can reduce bacteria and allow the overgrowth of Fungus candida (yeast infection, vaginitis), the discharge looks like cottage cheese or soaked cassava flakes.
2. Bacterial vaginosis: it is caused by bacteria overgrowth and can easily be suspected with a fishy smell.
3. Detergents, Douches, Fabric softeners, Perfumed soaps, Spermicides, Vaginal sprays can also irritate delicate tissues.
Treatment and management
Drink enough water.
Avoid douches or chemical sprays that can cause irritation.
Antibiotics and Antifungal drugs / cream/ gel can be used for bacteria vaginosis and yeast infection respectively but at prescribed dosages.
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