What is vaginitis?

Vaginitis, a common female infection

Damp underwear,

discomfort every time you go to the bathroom,

itchiness in your intimate area, unpleasing odor…

You may have experienced these symptoms as a woman in your life. While it's easy to dismiss them as a natural process during menstruation, they could be a signs of vaginitis.

Vaginitis is so common that 75% of all women experience it.

The main cause of vaginitis is the vagina’s moist environment which is prone to bacterial infections. Additionally, stress, 

a lowered immune system, tight clothing, or lack of sleep can also trigger the onset of vaginitis.

What are the different types of vaginitis?

Not all vaginitis are the same. There are different types of vaginitis. The most common types are candida vaginitis, bacterial vaginitis, and trichomonas vaginitis. Each yeast infection has different symptoms and different treatments, so it's important to pay attention to the changes that have occurred in your body and know what symptoms you're experiencing.

Your Body's Signals for Vaginitis

The classic case of ‘candida vaginitis’ typically reports an intensely itchy, burning sensation in the intimate area and a curdled or cheesy discharge. You may also experience painful urination with a tingling sensation in the urethra. You may not experience strong odor.

A common symptom for ‘Bacterial vaginosis’ is clear, yellow, runny discharge, which is caused by an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the vagina.

Finally, ‘Trichomonas vaginitis’ symptoms are painful urination, itching and burning in the intimate area, and a white, green, or yellow pus-like discharge. It's a watery, frothy vaginal discharge with a foul odor. Most people get it through sex, but sometimes it can be spread through the toilet or bath towel.

If you're experiencing any of these symptoms of vaginitis, you should consult your doctor to get the right prescription to treat it. Vaginitis has one of the highest recurrence rates among women's conditions, so you'll need to keep an eye on it even after treatment.

Small but important habits for you

Taking care of yourself starts with paying attention to your body. Rather than taking changes in your body for granted, you need to focus on your body and pay attention to even the smallest changes. Please focus on your body for a healthier and enjoyable daily life.