Menstruation, intercourse, motherhood, menopause… Every stage of a woman’s life causes changes in her body. Hence the need to take care of your intimate and fragile area. “The vagina, like all orifices, defends itself very well, thanks to the secretions and the natural flora that live there”, says Martin Winkler, general practitioner and author of C’est mon corps in Éditions de L’Iconoclaste.. The vaginal flora is home to bacteria, lactobacilli, which produce lactic acid, regulate the pH level of the vagina between 3.5 and 4.5 and help protect it from external bacteria and viruses.
It results in an imbalance in the normal vaginal flora that appears when lactobacilli secretly do not have enough lactobacilli and other acidophilic bacteria (gardnerella, mycoplasma, etc.) colonize their vaginal environment. Factors associated with the origin of this defect are varied: use of spermicides, vaginal douches, smoking, prolonged use of antibiotics, very heavy periods of several weeks … “It appears that taking the “combined” birth control pill (containing estrogen) has a protective effect, because Estrogen contributes to the development of lactobacilli, asserts Martin Winkler It is characterized by symptoms of vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina): more important than the usual vaginal discharge (sometimes colored or discolored), foul odor, irritation inside the vagina or the skin around the vulva.It is not considered inflammation The vagina itself is a serious disease, but it weakens the mucous membrane and makes it more susceptible to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Therefore, it is important to treat it as soon as possible. This disease is determined by taking vaginal samples, and analyzing them in the laboratory. It is treated with recommendations and antiparasitics (metronidazole, clindamycin). If it occurs again, the doctor prescribes a prolonged course of treatment for 4-6 months. Analyze it in the laboratory. It is treated with recommendations and antiparasitics (metronidazole, clindamycin). If it occurs again, the doctor prescribes a prolonged course of treatment for 4-6 months. Analyze it in the laboratory. It is treated with recommendations and antiparasitics (metronidazole, clindamycin). If it occurs again, the doctor prescribes a prolonged course of treatment for 4-6 months.
Vaginal fungi is a superficial infection of the skin or mucous membranes (the moist tissue of the vaginal wall), and is associated with the permanent presence of microscopic fungi in the folds of the skin (on the vulva, in the corner of the lips). Vulvovaginitis, or vulvovaginal onychomycosis, causes severe inflammation and itching of the labia majora and labia minora. In most cases they are mild but tend to appear and occur with ‘antifungal’ medications.. Successive soothing treatments are followed by new burning and itching. Or that these symptoms persist on their own with sometimes repeated treatments. The explanation is simple: Vaginal yeast infections are often treated with ‘micro treatments’, consisting of 1 egg, or 3 eggs inserted 3 days in a row into the vagina.
“But even after treating the fungus, the inflamed area remains that way for a few days,” says Martin Winkler. The slightest friction or irritation can trigger the pain again even when the infection has not recurred. In the face of the re-emergence of symptoms, it wasAfter that, doctors advise treating the inflamed area of the skin around the vulva with an ointment containing aqueous paste of zinc oxide, as well as an egg medicine for insertion into the vagina. This protective cream helps soothe skin irritation, prevent its spread and avoid pain. It is sufficient to apply it several days after the end of treatment until the infection is cured. Yeast infections are not contagious and are not sexually transmitted. In the absence of symptoms,
Chronic vulvar pain
The burning and itching have nothing to do with sexually transmitted diseases or infections. Symptoms of vulvitis can be nerve pain in the vulva, vestibule, pain in the vestibule at the entrance to the vagina, or pain in the clitoris, pain in the clitoris. Caused by the nervous system, a few months after the injury or sometimes traumatic lesion, chronic vulvar pain (burning or ‘electric shock’ sensation) is revived by the slightest contact (tampon insertion, gynecological examination, intercourse). The vulva is a very sensitive part, and the slightest irritation can be explained by hygiene products, Spermicides from condoms, items from tampons and sanitary napkins, deodorant, hair removal. In terms of intimate hygiene, apply a gentle, soap-free cleansing lotion to rinse with clear water after an intimate toilet before drying the area thoroughly. Irritation, itching, white discharge, unpleasant odors, intimate dryness … In case of discomfort or inconvenience related to improper personal hygiene, consult your doctor.
To avoid “toxic shock syndrome (TSS)”, recognized as the main health risk associated with the use of tampons and menstrual cups, in a January 2020 report from the National Agency for Food Safety, Environment and Labor (Anses), the former must be changed every 3 to 6 Maximum hours and the last every 8 hours. Indeed, during menstruation, the pH of the vagina is less acidic and is a breeding ground for Staphylococcus aureus that can develop due to stagnation of blood. Only a small percentage of Staphylococcus aureus can produce harmful toxins that cause TSSIt is a rare disease, but it can have serious consequences.
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