Vaginal discharge of Secretions - Catarrh or Fungus?
Most women have a small, light and odorless discharge from the vagina (vagina). Vaginal discharge is a term given to biological fluids contained within or expelled from the vagina. It is normal to have some vaginal discharge or fluid (discharge) from the vagina. Secretions that cleans and keeps the lining of the vagina moist. Generally, younger women more vaginal discharge than older people. During pregnancy there are also formed discharge stops. The normal vaginal discharge is mucoid, milky white or clear. When the discharge comes into contact with atmospheric oxygen, it will be colored yellow. Normal vaginal discharge does not smell unpleasant, and usually gives secretions do not itch. Discolored, smelly vaginal discharge or vaginal discharge with itching or burning sensation in the abdomen caused by contrast, often an infection. If there is also the white blob, this indicates that sponge. Recurrent vaginal infection is typically caused by a combination of Vaginal Catarrh and Vaginal Fungus, and an underlying imbalance in the vaginal mucosa acidity. But there may be other reasons that vaginal mucosa is out of balance.
Normally there will be many different bacteria in the vagina such as lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus) that provides for maintaining a healthy balance in the vagina. Milk acid causes the sheath has an "acidic" environment (pH below 4.5). Such a "sour" environment inhibits the growth of pathogenic bacteria. A natural vagina has a pH of 3.8 to 4.2. If the value is increased it can create conditions for growth of undesirable and pathogenic bacterial flora. For example, too much washing disturb vaginal pH balance and cause more discharge. If there is evidence of fungus in the vagina, you can try over the counter medications that contain lactic acid bacteria such as Canesten 1% cream against fungus.
How do you know if you have Catarrh or Fungus?
By Vaginal Catarrh looks mostly burning rather than itching - often inside than outside. When catarrh sees most often a thin gray and cloudy or greenish discharge. Catarrh will often have flares after sexual intercourse. When catarrh is experienced most often a smell of fish, a ram odor, especially after intercourse and menstruation. Treatment of Vaginal Catarrh:
- First, bacteria which do not have to be eradicated in the vagina. Can be done with Metronidazole "Actavis" tablets for the treatment of infections with bacteria that can only live in areas without oxygen, such as the abdomen. When the foreign bacteria is eradicated, the vaginal mucosa normal acidity is built, which can happen with such Vivag moisturizing gel or vaginal suppositories (lactic acid bacteria), which is set up at bedtime. In principle, you can also spray sour milk eg Yogurt into the vagina when it itches "bottom".
By Vaginal Sponge seen contrast, itching rather than pain. An itch that is concentrated to the vaginal opening and the surrounding area. For the sponge, there is a whitish, cottage cheese-like discharge. There are no or only a slight sour milk smell. Flares seen at the same time of the cycle. Treatment of vaginal Sponge:
- Should be treated with a drug that kills fungus (antifungicid) eg Canesten pessaries and creams, available over the counter. For lack of efficacy or relapse quickly given Diflucan - require a prescription.
By continuing discomfort, see a doctor to take a sample of vaginal discharge, like the doctor with a test strip to measure the degree of acidity of the vagina. If necessary, the doctor may perform a gynecological examination and possibly do a swab that can be sent to a laboratory study to see what infection it is. Contact your doctor if your discharge becomes dark and smelly, if you have fever or pain in the abdomen or if you suspect a venereal disease. - Click more about Chlamydia >>
Vaginitis and Causes of Recurrent Vaginal Infection
Possible causes of vaginal discharge is that the vaginal mucosa is in permanent imbalance, which can be caused by: Too much washing that can interfere with vaginal pH balance and cause more discharge. It's plenty to wash the vagina once a day. Use odorless intimate soap with a low pH. - Tight synthetic clothing to prevent skin from breathing can affect the vagina and the amount of discharge. - A "shaved vagina" and tight underwear hamper ventilation and increases the risk for problems. Be wary of scented products and underwear. The more your vagina exposed to this, the greater the chance of irritation and increased vaginal discharge. - Never use a tampon to reduce discharge. Can lead to increased bacterial growth and infection. - Long and heavy bleeding that may result from the mini pill and copper coil.
Menopause (Perimenopause / Postmenopause) and decreasing estrogen changes the acidity. One problem, and without increased risk can deal locally with estrogen. - Sexual intercourse when your partner's sperm remains in the vagina. Sperm is one of the strongest lactic acid neutralizing fluids in the human body, so if you tend to vaginal Catarrh (and sponge), you should not after intercourse put you to sleep with your partner's sperm in the vagina, but wash yourself with a shower, or possibly in a period completely avoid your partner ejaculates in you. Use condoms or do washing or use Lactal lactic acid in the vagina before before you lie down to sleep after intercourse. - Certain medications inhibit or kill lactic acid bacteria such as penicillin for a sore throat eradicates all vaginal lactic acid bacteria. When treated with antibiotics, the vagina during treatment are kept in balance with EcoVag Flora or Lactal.