Causes Of Vaginal Infections And How To Avoid Infection

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Vaginal infections (vaginitis) refer to the inflammation of the vagina that causes irritation, itching, odor or release of discharge. It’s hard to diagnose because many factors can lead to its. The vagina creates its atmosphere and upholds a balance between the bacteria that are found there and the hormonal changes in the body. Vaginal infections occur when there is a change in the ecosystem at the vaginal region. These changes may be caused by hormones, douches, antibiotics, sexual intercourse, stress, vaginal medication, and contraceptives. Some infections might be transmitted through sexual contact, but others like yeast are not.

There are three types of vaginal infections that are most common. Their causes may differ, but the signs and symptoms are similar, and their treatments are also different.

Vaginal yeast infections
They are caused by a fungus, mostly Candida albicans. They are characterized by a whitish-grey discharge and irritation in the genitals. It may spread to other body parts such as the heart valves, esophagus, mucous membranes and other parts. In rare cases, it may cause life-threatening systemic infections; usually in people with weak immune defenses (such as individuals who have diabetes, HIV or pregnant women). Most women have had at least one infection in a lifetime.

Causes
They are due to an overgrowth of naturally occurring fungi. The fungi are usually controlled by bacteria. When the bacteria are disrupted, the yeast grows out of control, and an infection occurs. The risk factors include the use of antibiotics, pregnancy, and use of birth control medication.

Prevention
Keep your vaginal area dry

Change to loose-fitting cotton underwear

Change wet bathing suits after swimming

Wipe towards the back after using the toilet

Avoid tight fitting jeans

Avoid chemical irritants such as douches or deodorized tampons

Pregnant women ought to see their doctor immediately when they experience the symptoms

Bacterial Vaginosis
This is the most common infection, accounting for about 50% of the infections. It is caused by the imbalance or change in the type of bacteria found in the vagina. It causes overgrowth of some organisms such as Gardnerella vaginitis. It is characterized by a vaginal discharge that has an unpleasant odor; which most women report to be a strong fishy smell.

Causes
Risk factors include intrauterine device, pregnancy, frequent douching, and is often associated with sexual activity.

Prevention
The main prevention is not known. However, since it is related to sexual activity, basic prevention could include:
Limiting the number of sex partners

Using condoms during sex

Refraining from douching

Taking all the prescribed medication for the infection

Trichomoniasis
It is caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginitis. It is mainly an infection of the genital and urinary tract. It is transmitted sexually and is characterized by a yellow, green or gray discharge that causes irritation and itching of the genitals.

Causes
It is mainly transmitted through sexual intercourse.

Prevention
If you are diagnosed with trichomoniasis, your sexual partner should be checked too. Using a condom during sex prevents infection and re-infection.

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