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Vaginitis treatment for married women is important for all women because they suffer from unpleasant symptoms such as burning and vaginal itching. To treat infections, we will recommend you some effective tips and medicines.

Introduction to the treatment of vaginitis for married women

Vaginal infections are common among married women. Symptoms in this disease range from clinically silent without any symptoms to a disease that gives many symptoms such as the presence of some secretions or itching in the genital area and sometimes pain.

The types of vaginitis vary according to the cause. Young girls, young married women, or even women of older ages may have them. Vaginitis treatment varies according to this cause.

The treatment of vaginitis for married women includes several medical preparations, each of which is used according to the type of vaginal infections that the woman has suffered, and includes oral tablets or applying a gel or cream to the inflamed area.

Bimaristan Medical Center He will give you medical advice if you experience any of the symptoms that worry you and prevent you from performing your daily tasks.

How does vaginitis occur?

Vaginitis is a disease that falls under many classifications. It is not a specific disease, but rather a group of causes that lead to vaginal infections. The diagnosis of these causes varies according to the symptoms that the patient presents, and according to the type of vaginitis the treatment will be chosen.

The vagina naturally contains a number of bacteria and fungi called together Vaginal flora The components of this flora have a balance among themselves in terms of the number of each component of it (that is, the number of bacteria is fixed and the number of fungi is fixed, and the condition here is normal and the woman does not have a morbidity condition).

A picture showing the presence of microorganisms in the vagina in the normal state, called the vaginal flora, and there is no need to treat vaginitis for married women
The vagina in the female and the presence of microorganisms in it, In the normal state called the vaginal flora

When the imbalance of the flora and the occurrence of excessive growth of one of its components at the expense of the other, or the invasion of new uninhabited organelles in the vagina, inflammation will occur in it.

It may also be vaginitis in married women without any infection, the cause may be sensitivity to some of the preparations used or due to some hormonal changes.

We conclude that the symptoms and treatment are not always consistent, so we will first talk about the types of vaginitis in married women and the symptoms and predispositions of each of them.

A picture showing the microorganisms that cause vaginitis for married women
Microorganisms that cause vaginitis for married women

Bacterial vaginosis

Women get Bacterial Vaginosis due to the excessive growth of the vaginal flora, which is the most common cause of infections in the vagina in married women of reproductive age, but despite that it is not noticed because it is often asymptomatic, Vaginal itching and ulceration are uncommon and the symptom is The basic is:

  • Very unpleasant smell in the vagina (which smells like moldy fish), especially after intercourse or during menstruation
  • We may see some vaginal discharge that has the same foul smell.

As we mentioned, it is most often without symptoms, but nevertheless, when it occurs to the pregnant woman, it may cause many problems, these problems include:

  • Premature rupture of the membranes
  • preterm births
  • Some types of germs may infect the fetus and cause permanent damage to it after its birth

Among the most important predisposing factors for its occurrence are:

  • smoking
  • Washing the vagina a lot of times
  • New partner or multiple partners

Fungal vaginitis

Yeast Infection of Vagina is caused by a type of fungus called Candida albicans, which is the second most common cause of vaginal inflammation after bacterial infections. Married women consider it the most common because of its many symptoms. Women suffer from:

  • White, creamy vaginal discharge (cheese-like) without odor (the most important symptom)
  • Itching in the genital area
  • Burning and pain, especially when urinating and having sex
  • Redness of the external genitalia with engorgement and swelling

    A picture showing the white vaginal secretions when infected with fungal vaginitis, and the condition calls for treatment of vaginitis for married women
    Creamy white secretions in fungal vaginosis

There are many predisposing factors for infection of the vagina with Candida albicans, which are:

  • Taking antibiotics to treat other diseases (because germs die when antibiotics are used, i.e. they decrease in the vaginal flora, so candida takes the opportunity and grows abundantly due to the imbalance of the vaginal flora)
  • Pregnancy due to hormonal changes in the body
  • diabetes
  • Weakened immunity due to immunosuppressive drugs, severe nutritional deficiency, or HIV infection

    A picture showing the candida fungus of eggs updated to fungal vaginitis, and we need here to treat vaginitis for married women
    Candida albicans fungus causing fungal vaginitis, and here we need a treatment for vaginitis for married women

Trichomonas vaginalis

It is a sexually transmitted disease (that is, transmitted from or transmitted to the partner), and it is a common cause of vaginitis, caused by infection with a type of protozoa (a single-celled organism) called Trichomonas vaginalis.

A picture showing Trichomonas vaginalis under the microscope, and here we need vaginitis for married women
Trichomonas vaginalis that causes vaginitis under the microscope and if we see it, we will need to treat vaginitis for married women

Having it increases the risk of contracting other sexually transmitted diseases, such as AIDS, and causes many symptoms, including:

  • The color of the vaginal discharge is greenish-yellow with a foul odor
  • Feeling of itching and burning in the genital area
  • Pain when urinating and having intercourse
  • Light bleeding (spotting), especially after intercourse
  • Redness, swelling and edema of the genitals
  • Pain and discomfort in the lower abdomen

Since it is a sexually transmitted infection, the most important predisposing factor for Trichomoniasis in women is the infected partner during sexual intercourse.

Vaginitis without infection

These infections occur as a result of sensitivity of the skin of the genitals and the vagina to some feminine preparations (ie, there is no infectious agent or pathogen).

Symptoms in infections are described here as:

  • Itching and severe burning with irritation and redness of the skin of the genitals
  • Thick mucous vaginal discharge

Among the predispositions to these infections are:

  • Scented soaps
  • Nebulizers and sterilizers
  • Spermicides (used to prevent pregnancy)
  • Vaginal washes
  • toilet paper
  • Vaginal fillings (tampons)

And many other foreign bodies and materials that cause allergies and thus lead to inflammation.

Atrophic vaginitis

They are inflammations that result from hormonal disruption in women before or after menopause, after childbirth or during breastfeeding, due to a lack of estrogen (female hormone) in the female body, so the vagina becomes dry in this case and thus suffers from the following symptoms:

  • Itching with a burning sensation in the genital area
  • Pain when intercourse
  • Urinary urgency (increased urge to urinate) and polyuria (increased frequency of urination)
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge

Predisposing factors for the occurrence of atrophic vaginal infections in addition to menopause, breastfeeding and after childbirth:

  • Ovariectomy
  • some medicines for Breast cancer
  • some medicines for endometriosis
  • Radiation therapy for the pelvic region and lower abdomen (exposing the ovaries to radiation)

Other types of vaginitis

There are some other germs and viruses that infect the vagina and cause ulcers and blisters in it and in the external genitalia, and the most common of these viruses is the herpes simplex virus, and its symptoms are painful sores on the genitals similar to those that appear on the lips.

Vaginitis treatment for married women

As mentioned above, we must know the type of pathogen or cause of the occurrence of vaginal infections so that we can treat it, and the cause of the occurrence of vaginal infections is known through the symptoms shown by married women or through some tests and analyzes of vaginal secretions in addition to examining them under a microscope.

After knowing the pathogen, vaginitis for married women is treated as follows:

Bacterial vaginosis treatment

For the treatment of bacterial vaginosis for married women (after making sure that the cause is bacteria, because the wrong treatment makes the situation worse), it is necessary to take one the following medicines:

  • Metronidazole (Flagyl) Oral Tablets 500 mg twice daily for 7 days
  • Metronidazole 0.75% vaginal gel once a day for 5 days
  • Oral secindazole 2 g as a single dose
  • Clindamycin oral 300 mg twice daily for 7 days
  • Clindamycin Cream 2% once a day at bedtime for 7 days
  • Clindamycin vaginal eggs 100 mg once a day at bedtime for 3 days

Important alert: When you are pregnant, it is preferable to consult a specialist doctor and not to take medicines without his advice

Treatment of yeast infections of the vagina

For the treatment of vaginal infections with Candida albicans for married women, it is recommended to take One of the recipes the following medicines:

  • Triconazole vaginal suppositories 80 mg once daily for 3 days
  • Clotrimazole vaginal tablets 100 mg twice daily for 3 days
  • Butoconazole Cream 2% for 3 days

Treatment of vaginal infections with Trichomonas vaginalis

For the treatment of vaginal infections with Trichomonas, it is recommended to take one medicine of the following medicines:

  • Metronidazole, tinidazole, or secindazole orally 2 g as a single dose
  • Metronidazole orally 500 mg twice daily for 7 days

We note here the need to treat both partners (male and female) and to avoid sexual intercourse throughout the period of treatment of infections until recovery because Trichomonas vaginalis is caused by sex. Also, a doctor should be consulted when there is pregnancy or breastfeeding in order to be treated with appropriate medications.

Treating vaginitis without infection

To treat vaginitis without infection in married women, the factors that led to these inflammations must be avoided, and the recurrence of their use should be avoided, or alternatives that do not cause irritation and sensitivity to the genital area.

Treatment of atrophic vaginal infections

The treatment here is to replace the estrogen hormone locally in the vagina (it may be given orally in some cases) and this is done under the supervision of a specialist doctor to avoid the many risks of this treatment.

Important tips for prevention after treatment of vaginitis for married women

Prevention for married women is as important as treatment to avoid recurrent infections that may become difficult to treat and cause complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease and cervicitis. Among these tips in preventing infections:

  • Avoid sexual intercourse throughout the infection period and also during treatment.
  • Do not wear very tight clothes on a daily basis and for long periods, and it is recommended to use cotton pads.
  • Avoid irritating substances in the genital area.
  • Avoid hot tubs.
  • When wipping the area, the wipping should be from front to back and not vice versa.
  •  Avoid washing the genitals because it does not prevent infection (as some married women calculate), but it may be a predisposing factor for infection and it is desirable to keep the area dry.
  • It is recommended to eat sour foods to prevent vaginitis with fungi, especially when taking antibiotics to treat other conditions.
  • Eating more garlic may be beneficial in treating vaginitis and reducing its symptoms.

Sources:

  1. Medscape
  2. ACOG
  3. Johns Hopkins

Common Questions

Vaginal infections occur as a result of a change in the balance of the natural living organisms in the female’s vagina and an increase in their growth, leading to symptoms including vaginal discharge, genital itching and burning. Infections may be the result of some products that cause allergies or due to hormonal changes.

Yes, infections may heal on their own in some cases, but effective treatment is preferred to avoid complications of the development of these infections because there are few cases of self-healing.

When Trichomonas vaginalis is infected, the source is the infected partner because it is a sexually transmitted disease, also infection with bacterial vaginosis increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

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