V Biology

Vaginal infection

As you might have guessed, one of the main causes of vaginal infections is poor personal hygiene. 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.

Basic vaginal science

Scientifically termed vaginitis, 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.

Vaginal infection

The unspoken truth

Many of us are uncomfortable talking about sex or sexual diseases, even with our family and friends. With the lack of open discussion, women affected by vaginal diseases might not even know about the available cure and prevention - 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’s highly likely that many go untreated because they do not fully understand its symptoms and consequences.

Don’t suffer in silence; keep yourself safe from vaginal infection.

Infecting your daily life

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

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.