Vaginal mycosis – unfortunately, it is a very common disease affecting women – it occurs at least once in a lifetime in the majority of the female population … probiotics in the case of antibiotic treatment and follow a healthy diet – e.g. Mediterranean. Often, however, the infection will appear despite taking care of hygiene and despite proper efforts to follow a healthy diet or use appropriate underwear…
In this case, it is best to go to the doctor or use the online medical consultation services to receive recommendations and an e-prescription for drugs.
Additional factors that increase the risk of infection in intimate areas are lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, obesity; but also intense sexual activity, normal menstruation, and even pregnancy.
About half of the women affected by vaginal mycosis will relapse in the future.
Typically, fungal infections of the vagina are accompanied by the following symptoms:
- Itching and soreness of the vulva
- Pain when urinating
- swelling and redness of the intimate area
- the so-called Cheesy discharge – dense, without a distinct smell – with the consistency of cottage cheese
Treatment is associated with the elimination of the etiological factor (Candida albicans yeast) – an antifungal drug is applied topically – but sometimes oral treatment is necessary along with the use of local therapy.
It is worth remembering that it is absolutely advisable to treat a sexual partner at the same time and to refrain from intercourse – so as to ensure the maximum effectiveness of the therapy used and a good clinical effect.
Prepared on the basis of the textbook by Interna E. Szczeklik.