What may go wrong “down there”?

As you might have guessed, causes of vaginal infections and skin discomfort can vary greatly but is poor good personal hygiene is the first step to maintaining the health of your intimate area. What are the other causes, how do you know if there’s an infection and what are the treatment options? Read on and find out.

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Infecting your daily life

Infecting your daily life

An infection or irritation in that small, hidden sensitive area of your body can have a bigger effect on your life than you think – from poor performance at work or school to other discomforts. It could all go beyond odor, itch and pain – hurting your emotions and life. And because it’s easy to help maintain the natural acidity of your vagina, take care of yourself and keep the physical as well as emotional pains at bay.

Basic vaginal science

Basic vaginal science

A vaginal infection is an inflammation of the vagina characterized by swelling, redness, heat, pain, and an abnormal vaginal discharge.It can be caused by certain bacteria, fungi and protozoans which deposit huge amounts of waste materials that irritate the vagina and the vulva (the outer region of the vagina).
There are many types of vaginal infections, each causing different kinds of contaminated vaginal discharges with other accompanying symptoms like swelling, odor, and itching.
For more information, visit your OB-Gynecologist.

The unspoken truth

The unspoken truth

Many of us can feel uncomfortable talking about sex or sexual diseases, even with our family and friends. With the lack of open discussion, women affected by vaginal concerns might not even know about the available options- rendering these accessible options useless.
Because most females, including young teenage girls, suffer from an infection in their genital region at least once in their lifetime, it is highly likely that many go untreated because they do not fully understand its symptoms and consequences.
Don’t suffer in silence, visit your OB-Gynecologist for more information.

Sources

  • Jennifer Wider, M.D. Society for Women's Health Research, 2007.
  • The World Book Encyclopedia by World Book.
  • International 1996. Volume 20 pp. 299–300.
  • MSN Encyclopedia & Dictionary 2008. www.encarta.msn.com Accessed March 2009.