Vaginitis


 

Hello @iwomanph, your website is very helpful. How do I treat vaginal infection naturally?

– Dinnah, 43, Ilocos Norte


 

Dear Dinnah,

 

Vaginal infection or “vaginitis” is a medical term used to describe various conditions that cause infection or inflammation of the vagina. It often creates discharge, odor, irritation, or itching Candida or “yeast” infections.

 

“Common vaginal infections are caused by bacterial, fungal and protozoan. These infections are treated with various medications prescribed by the OB-GYN,” says Dr. Jennifer T. Co o f FEU-NRMF Medical Center.

 

vaginitis-illustrationShe further explains that keeping the vagina healthy prevents infection. “The vagina requires an acidic environment that allows the growth of Lactobacilli. These lactobacilli are considered the good friendly bacteria inside the vagina. They produced lactic acid and microbicidal substances preventing the proliferation of pathogenic ‘bad’ bacteria.”

 

Feminine washes with acidic pH can help maintain the external and internal genital pH within the physiologic range.

 

vaginitisDr. Sybil Bravo, an Obstetrics & Gynecology practitioner specializing in infectious diseases also added that treating vaginal infection naturally involves having proper diet and healthy lifestyle . “If you feel there is anything wrong down there, please consult the doctor right away.” It’s better to see your doctor before you try over-the-counter medications, even if you’re pretty sure you know what you have. 

Always remember that the key to treating vaginal infections effectively is getting the right diagnosis.

 

From your iWoman Team

with

Sybil Lizanne R. Bravo, MD
PGH FMAB (Faculty Medical Arts Building) Room no 209
Tue & Thur 1-4pm / Wed & Sat 10am-1pm
Tel No:     (632) 7080000

 

-and

Jennifer T. Co, MD
FEU-NRMF Medical Center, Room 412 Marian Medical Arts Building
Regalado St., West Fairview, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Mon & Sat 11am to 2pm / Thu 11am to 12nn
Tel No:   (632)9395449


 

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