What can be done at home to treat vulvovaginitis?
To treat the irritation that vulvovaginitis causes, you can take warm baths and use creams containing paraffin, castor oil or another soothing ingredient.
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Vulvovaginitis is inflammation of the skin of the female lower genital tract.
Symptoms of vulvovaginitis include: inflammation of the vagina and/or vulva, characterised by swollen, irritated, itchy and red skin; unusual vaginal discharge; an unpleasant odour from the vaginal area, and; a painful, burning sensation when …
Vulvovaginitis can be caused by any of a large variety of infections and irritations – bacterial, viral or fungal infections, chemical irritations (from soaps and other detergents), or physical irritation (‘sandbox vulvovaginitis’ is common in young girls …
Women of all ages can get vulvovaginitis, but it is a common problem in young girls, particularly those aged 2-8 years old.
Vulvovaginitis is diagnosed by physical examination. If infection is suspected, a swab will be taken to diagnose the type of infection.
Treatment of vulvovaginitis depends on the cause of the inflammation. For a bacterial infection, antibiotics are the preferred treatment; for yeast infections, antifungal cream; for chemical irritations, recognising the source of the irritation and avoiding …
Vulvovaginitis is a common problem in young girls, particularly those aged 2-8 years old.