4 Types of Vaginitis Infections

Have you ever had some vaginitis infection but didn’t have a clue on the type of infection that it is? Well, I hear you. Figuring out what kind of infection you can be confusing. In this article, I’ll provide you with some characteristics of vaginitis infections so that you can determine what type you have. OK? Let’s begin.

Types of Vaginitis Infections.

They include Chlamydia Vaginitis, Bacterial Vaginosis, Candida or “Yeast” Vaginitis, Noninfectious Vaginitis. To get a better understanding of each type and help you determine which one you may have, let’s evaluate each one. OK? Let’s begin.

Chlamydia Vaginitis – this type of vaginitis is often hard to diagnose and is often asymptomatic, so no symptoms are present. With this one, women often experience a foul odor and off-white discharge. It is typically treated with Erythromycin.

Bacterial Vaginosis – Bacterial Vaginosis causes a white or grayish fish smelling discharge. It may be thin, and you may experience burning while urinating or itching around the outside of your vagina. When one has this infection, they must be treated as this type of disease rarely goes away without treatment. Standard treatments include Clindamycin or Metronidazole.

Candida or “Yeast” Vaginitis – This vaginal infection frequently occurs in women. Its symptoms include itching or burning in the vulvar area and perineum swelling. Also, the discharge is white or yellow and resembles cottage cheese. This type of infection may go away on its own. However, the constant itching and rubbing can cause one’s vulvar to be irritated and worn out. Conventional treatments include Butoconazole, Terconazole, and Miconazole nitrate.

Noninfectious Vaginitis – This infection is often caused by an allergic reaction caused by a spermicidal product, douching, or a vaginal spray. It causes pelvic pain, discharge,