Bacterial vaginosis, or BV for short, is aninfection of the vagina that develops when the normal balance of vaginal bacteria isdisrupted. BV is the most common vaginal infectionwomen of childbearing age. Examples of activities that change the normalbacterial balance include douching, taking antibiotics, wearing an intrauterine deviceor IUD, and having unprotected sexual activity. BV is more commonsexually active womenthannonsexually active women, but it is not considered a sexually transmitted diseaseor STD. The main symptom of BV is a thin vaginal dischargethat appears grayish white and smells of fish,
especially after sexual activity. Other symptomsmay include burning when urinating, itching around the outside of the vagina, and irritation.These symptoms may also be caused by another type of infection, so it is important to seea . Many women with BV have no symptoms at all. BV is often diagnosed based on a pelvic examand symptoms, however certain tests can help confirm the diagnosis. BV will sometimes go away without treatment.Your healthcare provider may choose to treat it with antibiotics if your symptoms persist.
Yeast Infection Symptoms Vaginal Yeast Infection Cause and Symptoms
Vaginal Yeast Infection ï¿½ Cause and Symptoms Vaginal yeast infections, also called quot;Candidavaginal infections,quot; typically are caused by the Candida albicans fungus. During a lifetime, 75 percent of all womenare likely to have at least one vaginal Candida infection, and up to 45 percent have two ormore. Women tend to be more likely to get to vaginalyeast infections if their bodies are under stress from poor diet, lack of sleep, illness,or when they are pregnant or taking antibiotics. Women with immunesuppressing diseases suchas diabetes and HIV infection also are at
increased risk. ï¿½ Vaginal yeast infections are very common. They can bother you a lot, but they are simpleto treat. ï¿½ The symptoms of a yeast infection, suchas itching, can also be caused by other problems. If you have never had a yeast infection before,or if you are pregnant, see your . If you have had a yeast infection before anecognize the symptoms, you do not need to see a . How do I know if I have a yeast infectioné
Yeast infections can be very uncomfortable,but are usually not serious. Symptoms include the following: ï¿½ Itching and burningthe vagina andaround the vulva (the skin that surrounds your vagina) ï¿½ A white vaginal discharge that may looklike cottage cheese ï¿½ Pain during sexual intercourse ï¿½ Swelling of the vulva Symptoms
ï¿½ Common symptoms for all three infectionsinclude some kind of vaginal itching, redness, and a discharge. Below are all the yeast infection symptoms. ï¿½ Itching and burningthe vagina. ï¿½ Swelling, itching, and burning aroundthe skin surrounding the vagina and vulva, even at the lightest contact. ï¿½ White thick vaginal discharge. ï¿½ Pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse.
Burning sensation during and even after urination. ï¿½ Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Candida albicans is a widespread organismwith worldwide distribution. It is normally foundsmall amountsthevagina , the mouth, the digestive tract, and on the skin without causing disease or symptoms(approximately 25% of women without disease symptoms have this organism present). Yeast infections are common among dishwashersand people whose hands are oftenwater,
chilen who suck their thumbs or fingers,andpeople whose clothing retains body moisture. The diaper rash called candidal dermatitisis caused by yeast growththe folds of a baby's skin. Other yeast or fungal infections are: ï¿½ Balanitis ï¿½ Intertrigo ï¿½ Moniliasis
What Causes Itchy Skin and How to Cure It
Hello everyone. I am Sirisha Singh.I am a dermatologist and aesthetic dermatologist. We are going to do a brief talk on itchingof the skin during summers and how to avoid itching of the skin during summers and howtreat the itching of the skin during summers. Itching of the skin during summers is a verycommon problem. It is particularly commonpeople who inherently have y skin evenpeople who do not have inherently have y skin if they liveareas where where thereis low ambient humidity as we do haveDelhi, India we tend to develop y skin during summersdue to the low humidity. Summers also comes with a lot of sweating and accumulation ofsweat on the surface of the skin also results
itching of the skin. In addition to thiswe tend to take several baths during summers to try and cool down our body temperature.During these baths if you use a harsh soap or a harsh cleanser it can further y outthe skin and cause itching of the skin. This topic focuses specifically on itching of theskin without the presence of a rash that is itching with no underlying skin infection.to avoid itching of the skin the most important step is to use a gentle non foaming cleanserwhile taking a bath and one could take a bath with lukewarm water or cool water to try andcool down the skin. The gentle non foaming cleanser will prevent the skin from yingout and will prevent the itching from getting
worse. Once could also take a bath with oatmeal.That isa tub of bath water you could put half a cup of ground oatmeal. The oatmealcleanses the skin and at the same time hyates the skin effectively to prevent ying ofthe skin and to prevent excessive itching of the skin. Another way of looking afterhyation of skin is looking at what we consume. It is advisable to consume a lots of fruitsand vegetables. Particularly juicy fruits and vegetables which have a lot of fluid andalso concentrate on inking about two to three litres of water during the day. Becausewe not only need to look after the water requirements of the body but due to sweating we lose extrawater and that extra water needs to be replenished
the body system. One could also wear clotheswhich are made of cotton or linen. So clothes with loose breathable fabric to prevent sweatingof the skin and to prevent blockage of the sweat glands of the skin. In addition to thisa lot of people feel that we don't really need a moisturiser on the skin. But if youare livingan environment like Delhi where whether is quite y the skin tends to getysummers, one would need a moisturiser. However one needs to use a very light moisturiser.Perhaps a moisturiser which contains aloe vera which works very gently on the surfaceof the skin without blocking up the sweat glands of the skin. Ifspite of all theseproblems you do have intractable itching you
might have an underlying medical conditionor you might have a certain skin infection which does not show up as rash on the surfaceof the skin and it is advisable to consult a dermatologist for further advice and treatmentof your underlying problems. If you have any further queries feel free to contact me mycontact details are giventhe description box below.