Bacterialvaginosis is a disease that's caused by the overgrowth of a type of bacteria that's called Gardnerella vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis. And as the name might suggest, this is the most common vaginal infection. Now I wanna put these really big quotes
around the term infection because the thing that's interesting about Gardnerella vaginalis is that it's a bacteriathat's naturally found in the vagina. Now some may consider this to be a sexually transmitted infection, which is interestingbecause it doesn't cause
any problems until there'stoo much of it there. So when we look to the causes of bacterial vaginosis, they are all things that change the vaginal environment. That can include acts like douching, so douching, or rinsing of the vagina. The other is having newor multiple sex partners.
And finally, another known cause is the use of antibiotics. This could be in the case of somebody that has a throat infection or a pneumonia that's on antibiotics which will then attackthe bacteria that exists within the vagina andallow Gardnerella vaginalis to overgrow and cause bacterial vaginosis.
So we've touched a little bit on it here, but I wanna draw it out. So when we talk about the pathophysiology of a disease, we'retalking about the mechanism by which that disease occurs. So in order to understandthe pathophysiology of bacterial vaginosis, we need to take a look at a sample of bacteria
that exists in the vagina. So I'll draw out someGardnerella vaginalis bacteria, and so I'll put this up in our key. This is the symbol forGardnerella vaginalis. And I'll draw a few of them around here, but I also wanna show that there are a lot of other bacteriathat exist in this sample. So if you really look at it here,
Why Does My Dishwasher Smell Like Sewage
Why does my dishwasher smell like sewageéIt really shouldn't smell like anything but soapy water. If the drain has food scraps lodged in it,the heat and water will cause bacteria to grow. Then you get a sewage smell. There's nothing in the drain. I checked. The drain hose might be kinked, trapping foodand bacteria there. Or the drainpipe might be letting sewer gas into the dishwasher. Then the smell only smells like it comes fromthe dishwasher because I only smell it when
I open the dishwasher door. She sells sea shells and smells the smells.OK, sorry. How do I fix thisé If the problem is in the drain, you shouldwear gloves to remove any debris there. If it is the drain pipe, the pipe should be unkinked. Or replaced. Maybe. If the smell is actually sewer gas,you would need to replace the trap in the drain pipe.
Can I just get rid of the smellé White vinegar run in a load by itself willhelp, as would turning up the hot water on the dishwasher. Those help kill the germs. You sound reluctant, as if I said the solutionwas a dozen cans of Febreeze. This is like rinsing off mold on the wallwithout applying bleach to kill it. You have to remove the food or grease the bacteriais growing on to truly get rid of it. What is weird is that this shows up aftermy grandparents moved out, when she used to do the dishes for us.
To borrow from someone wise, it's funnyhow people say they want to save electricity but won't wash dishes or clothes by handwhile saying development is bad. If you haven't used it in ages, the water in the trap mayhave evaporated. That trap sounds like a trap. The trap has water in it to keep sewer gasfrom seeping in. If that water evaporated, the smells seep in. This just stinks.
Dishwasher Not Cleaning Very Well
MUSIC PLAYING If your dishes are coming out dirty and youmade sure that you added a rinse agent. See this one's got a rinse agent, and using thecorrect kind of soap. You're running your hot water first. Check the air gap to makesure that's clear which I've already done and the disposal drain line. And then you want to check inside the sump.So what I'm going to do is vacuum it out. But you want to be careful in there becauseodds are that someone breaks a glass and there's glass down there. And you can' t really seeit. And that's most often the cause of this
not draining properly. Clean this out back here. Let's do those twoscrews down here. And it's normal that it keeps the water in there. It keeps water in there to keep the seals wet,prevent them from drying out and cracking. So you'll see a bit of water in the bottom.And downside here is a second cover. I'll pull this out. And, again, be careful if youstick your fingers in there because a lot of times it's broken glass down in there. It has a little metal piece that spins. Andthis one seems to have some debris that's stuck to it. I'm trying to pull that off now.And that acts so it spins sort of like a garbage
disposal to grind stuff up. But it's got somepieces of plastic or something down around it. So that can be part of the cause. Pull all that stuff off of there. I stillfeel quite a bit more here. Fortunately there's no glass down here. And I'm spinning the littlepiece of metal. It's like a little metal hook that spins around to grind up smaller foodparticles. You want to brush off most of the bigger foodparticles. Get rid of all this debris here. But it will grind up a tiny bit. I'll getmy wet dry vac in. Here comes the noise. VACUUM RUNNING
We'll actually be able to see the little metalpart I was telling you about. I'll have to peek down in there better myself. There'sthis darn piece of plastic that's wrapped itself around this part here. Not the easiestspot to get into here. It's all clear there. Now we need to test it out, make sure thething is cycling properly here. And I think I will wait to put the screwsback in. Test this out here. More things for you to run your dishwasher. It's a good ideato let the hot water run for a little bit. And that way the water heats up and when youstart your dishwasher it'll be filling with hot water. It does have it's own heater. Butit's still a little bit better to start with
hot water. Letting it fill up there. Getting hot now.And we'll listen to the fill cycle. We're gonna advance it a little bit. There it is.That's the fill cycle. Once we finish this fill cycle we will push it ahead to the draincycle. Now it's gone through the fill cycle. And we'll make sure everything's oh yeahit's spraying good. The water's pretty scummy. Now we're ready to advance it to the draincycle. And we want to make sure there's no water spurting out of that air gap. And makesure everything's going into our disposal. It all seems proper. This is going to workjust fine. Little plastic pieces have gotten
ground up inside there. So I'll rinse thisall off, put it all back together, and we'll be good to go. MUSIC PLAYING.