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What causes vulvovaginitis?

What causes vulvovaginitis?

Infectious condition: Vulvovaginitis means inflammation of vagina and vulva-typically caused by common infections like candida (yeast), gardnerella (bacterial vaginosis), trichomonas.Group b sreptococcus can cause vaginitis rarely vulvitis.Other common causes of vulvitis are contact dermatitis caused by allergy to synthetic wear, hoses, underwear etc. Then there are certain rare vuvar dystrophies caused by autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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Vulvovaginitis (Definition)

Inflammation and or infection of vulva (external lips) and vagina which could be due to infection with bacteria/fungus/ std ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: vulvovaginitis?

What is the definition or description of: vulvovaginitis?

Inflam. Of vulva/vag: Inflammation and or infection of vulva (external lips) and vagina which could be due to infection with bacteria/fungus/ std or a chemical irritant. ...Read more

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Is vulvovaginitis contagious?

Is vulvovaginitis contagious?

Mostly not: There are various causes of vulvovaginitis. Yeast for example can also affect your partner. Generally, we treat you and then decide if a sex partner needs treatment. Usually the answer is no. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vulvovaginitis on pregnancy?

What are the effects of vulvovaginitis on pregnancy?

Depends on why: Depending on the cause, it may have no effect (yeast infection), put someone at risk of preterm labor (trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis), or put the baby at risk of severe infection (herpes). Have your provider check for a cause if you have vulvovaginitis. ...Read more

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Is there a home treatment for vulvovaginitis?

Is there a home treatment for vulvovaginitis?

Vulvovaginitis: Yes-you can start by not using pads and scented wipes, stop douching, wear cotton underclothes and if possible avoid underwear at night. You can do sitz baths in plain warm water to soothe area and dry with a blow dryer. You could use otc Monistat or similar products with an outside creme-however this may lead to aggravation of symptoms. If all this fails to improve your condition, please see your gyn. ...Read more

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What it`s the correct treatment for mycotic vulvovaginitis?! it`s any antibiotic?

Anti-fungal: Antibiotics are medications used to treat bacterial infections. Mycotic infections are yeast infections. They need to be treated with anti-fungal medications such as Fluconazole (diflucan). Antibiotics, in fact, might make the yeast infection worse! Talk with your doctor about the correct medications to use! ...Read more

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What are the tests for trichomonas vulvovaginitis?

What are the tests for trichomonas vulvovaginitis?

Trichomoniasis: To diagnose trichomoniasis urine sediment, vaginal swab, semen, urethral swab can be used for a wet mount reading, culture, rapid assay or pcr test. ...Read more

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How to treat vulvovaginitis? Tell me the treatment part?

Treating Infection: First one must know what bug or infection or problem is causing the infection or inflammation. Your question is missing the most important fact. ...Read more

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I got a vulvovaginitis severe itching in night what to do?

I got a vulvovaginitis severe itching in night what to do?

Get tested: You need to find out the cause by seeing your provider, but now try a warm sitz bath 3x a day until the exam. ...Read more

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If two women used the same sex toy and one of them had vulvovaginitis, would the other one get it?

If two women used the same sex toy and one of them had vulvovaginitis, would the other one get it?

It's possible.: It is possible to spread virus particles, bacteria, or yeast by sharing sex toys. For that matter, any exchange of bodily fluids can result in transmission of an std. ...Read more

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Can you test positive for m. Hominis vaginally, but not have it cause vulvovaginitis? Is it possible for it to stay dormant?

Certainly: M. Hominis is very commonly found in the genital flora of sexually experienced males and females. It can cause an infection by itself, but much rarer as compared to other infections. When it does cause an infection it usually does so in the presence of another more virulent infection. ...Read more

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Can vulvovaginitis come with blisters?

Possible: My main concern with blisters of the genital area would be to rule out herpes simplex infection. There are other possible causes, including impetigo and other less common conditions. ...Read more

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What are the tests for candida vulvovaginitis?

What are the tests for candida vulvovaginitis?

Microscope exam: Your doctor will take a sample of vaginal fluid with a swab and look at it under the microscope. The yeast organisms are visible under magnification. ...Read more

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Is it possible for vulvovaginitis to persist even after types of bacteria are diagnosed (dna probe) and treated? Antibiotics aren't working.

Is it possible for vulvovaginitis to persist even after types of bacteria are diagnosed (dna probe) and treated? Antibiotics aren't working.

Vulvovaginitis: It is possible you have a "mixed" infection with more than one infectious agent that wasn't tested. In addition, you may be resistant to the antibiotic, even though it is intended to eradicate the identified organism. You need to follow up with the gynecologist and search for an explanation for the failed therapy. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with acute severe vulvovaginitis three weeks ago. I was prescribed Flagyl and I took the entire prescription. My infection came back and it's worse than ever, it spread to my anus. What should I do?

I was diagnosed with acute severe vulvovaginitis three weeks ago. I was prescribed Flagyl and I took the entire prescription. My infection came back and it's worse than ever, it spread to my anus. What should I do?

Different germs: If an infection does not respond to antibiotic treatment, either the wrong antibiotic was picked, or the germs are resistant against the antibiotic. Resistance to antibiotics in female vulvovaginitis is not really a problem. Sometimes, antibiotics cause an exacerbation of a mild yeast infection and the patient jumps from the fire into the frying pan. ...Read more

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Recovering from vulvovaginitis healed on my vulva BUT now I have a rash on both my upper inner thighs. Another infection?

Recovering from vulvovaginitis healed on my vulva BUT now I have a rash on both my upper inner thighs. Another infection?

Cannot diagnose: Without being able to see both eruptions it is impossible to diagnose these. Assuming your vulvovaginitis was due to Candida would then have to know how and with what you treated it. Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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What types of bacteria besides the typical garderella cause vulvovaginitis? Burning, redness of vulva skin?

Let me help: The most common types of vulvovaginitis are genital candidiasis (also called yeast infection), trichomoniasis, and nonspecific vaginitis (also called haemophilus vaginalis vaginitis, bacterial vaginitis or gardnerella vaginalis vaginitis). Some types of vulvovaginitis are more rare than others. ...Read more

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Vulvovaginitis (horrible redness, burning of vulva and anal area) treated for 4 types of bacteria (dna test), seen 6 dr's in 3 months. Any advice?

Vulvovaginitis (horrible redness, burning of vulva and anal area) treated for 4 types of bacteria (dna test), seen 6 dr's in 3 months. Any advice?

Test for diabetes?: While I certainly don't know the specifics of your situation, I have seen patients with severe vulvovaginitis due to yeast (not bacteria) where their underlying risk was actually diabetes. Because it's easy to test (blood test), you might want to see if this has been done. Good luck; sounds miserable. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Sensitive bladder & urethra (no uti) vulvovaginitis, anal irritation & burning (no yeast/bacteria) is this vulvodynia or pelvic floor dysfunction?

Sensitive bladder & urethra (no uti) vulvovaginitis, anal irritation & burning (no yeast/bacteria) is this vulvodynia or pelvic floor dysfunction?

See a doctor: Doesn't sound like pelvic loot dysfunction but the symptoms are concerning nonetheless. Definitely see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

Alcohol: Unfortunately the old stand-by, alcohol, is still #1 with veterans. Many have exposure to pain medications like ocycontin and some have a problem with marijuana. But alcohol is the biggie. ...Read more

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Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S?

Drugs frm India safe: F from US asks: Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S? ANS: Some are some are not and some dangerous. I do not recommend them unless all else has failed. You don't want to be playing "You bet your Life" with them. ...Read more

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How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

Ambroxol is a…: Mucolytic agent, i.e., it makes mucus & sputum thinner & less viscous (sticky) & therefore more easily removed by coughing; so it is beneficial in diseases associated with increased mucus production (acute/chronic bronchitis, copd). It also appears to have anti-inflammatory properties. None of the articles I reviewed noted that this drug is not available in the us. Ask your fp/pharmacist. ...Read more

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Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Body odor: Can be a side-effect of your diet or medications. Please see your doctor and avoid harsh-smelling foods such as garlic, onions, cabbage, etc. Before you go out. Save them for week ends or days w/little social interaction. Peace and good health. ...Read more