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FAQ on vaginal diseases

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Is it possible that someone can have all kinds of vaginal infections all at the same time?

Yes, a woman may have 2 to 3 infections at the same time. Vaginal infections can co-exist simultaneously because a vagina with such a low defense-system can attract all kinds of potentially harmful organisms. Fortunately, this rarely happens. The most common observation among vaginal infections though is that bacterial vaginosis usually accompanies trichomoniasis. These different viruses thrive in an environment with a very low acidic level. Symptoms of all of these infections combined will be a lot harder to bear since they’re in full force. But this is curable. See your doctor immediately for quick relief and treatment. He or she may prescribe you with Metronidazole (an antibiotic) or Lactacyd Vaginal Gel for these types of infections.
Do not attempt to self-medicate. If you suspect an infection, consult your physician immediately.


When my vagina smells bad, does it always mean there’s an infection?

Not really. If the odor smells like dead fish and comes with yellowish or greyish vaginal discharge, then that means there’s definitely an infection. Go see your doctor immediately. These symptoms are saying that bad bacteria have grown out of control in your vagina. Sometimes, bad odor from your vagina may simply mean you’re eating the wrong kinds of food with odorous oils that end up secreted with sweat. Or probably you just did not take a bath that day. Another reason might be you’ve excreted too much sweat from your body, which includes your vagina. All sweat gland secretions are basically the same components as urine. So sweat mixed with natural vaginal secretions, and some urine leakage might smell a little funny at the end of a long day. You can easily prevent and get rid of this nasty smell by using the right feminine wash at the beginning and end of the day, and cleaning with feminine wipes while on-the-go.


Is candidiasis or yeast infection contagious? Can I get it by just sitting on a chair once used by an infected person?

No. Candidiasis or vaginal yeast infection is not contagious like flu. Actually every woman has yeast in her vagina, but in very small numbers. Once the vaginal environment is disturbed, the imbalance gives way to an overgrowth of the existing yeast in the vagina. When the good bacteria in the vagina are overpowered by too much yeast, the defense will go down resulting to infection. Some ways to prevent candidiasis are to eat healthy, avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics, and wash daily with a gentle feminine wash.


I have friends who say that vinegar and some disinfectants can cure a vaginal infection. Is this true?

So far, there has been no proof that vinegar or other disinfectants like alcohol can help cure vaginal infections. What has been proven though is that practices such as these can actually disrupt the natural levels of the vagina, killing much of the good bacteria that serve as its defense. So stop using vinegar or disinfectants to wash your intimate area, these will only harm you more. Seek help from your physician if you suspect an infection.


Why do diabetics get vaginal yeast a lot?

Women with diabetes do get vaginal yeast infections frequently. Yeast cells are present in every woman’s vagina, and they’re not harmful as long as they’re kept at a minimum. Their growth is suppressed by an acidic environment in the vagina. But in women with diabetes, vaginal secretions contain more glucose (or sugar) due to higher amounts of sugar in the blood. Yeast cells flourish with this excess glucose, causing an overgrowth resulting to a yeast infection. Also, hyperglycemia (or an abnormal high level of glucose in the blood) weakens the immune system which promotes yeast multiplication. A diabetic woman will be susceptible to other infections because her ability to fight off bacteria has been blocked by the combination of excessive yeast as well as high blood sugar.

The best thing to do for women with diabetes, who have yeast infections, is to take the full amount of medication recommended by their doctors. When medications are stopped earlier than what’s been advised, the infection can return and can be even stronger than before.


When I’m experiencing a rash in my vagina, should I immediately go to my doctor? Shouldn’t I just wait for the more serious symptoms to show before doing this?

Don’t wait ‘til the rashes in your vagina worsen before visiting your doctor. This is not a wise practice at all. You should never compromise on your health. If you experience a simple itch in your vagina, or other symptoms like soreness or bad smell, seek medical attention right away. Immediate treatment is way better and a lot more practical than a delayed one because this allows you instant relief. It also requires shorter time and possibly fewer expenses for medication.