- Q What are vaginal infections?
Infections of the vagina are very common and affect millions of women. There are many types of vaginal infections, most of which are fungal or bacterial in nature and cause inflammation and irritation of the vagina. Vaginal infections can cause a variety... Full Answer
- Q What is trichomonal vulvovaginitis?
Trichomonal vulvovaginitis is inflammation of the vagina and vulva caused by the sexually transmitted disease trichomoniasis. The vulva is characterized as the external parts of the female genitalia, and includes the labia (vaginal lips), clitoris,... Full Answer
- Q How can I correct poor genital hygiene that causes vulvovaginitis?
The most common cause of vulvovaginitis in pre-pubertal girls is poor hygiene. In fact, young girls are especially prone to vaginal infections because before puberty hits, they do not possess the natural vaginal protection from a healthy flow of estrogen... Full Answer
- Q Can children have vaginal infections?
Children can have vaginal infections, in particular bacterial infections. This is because children may be more likely to use improper toilet hygiene. When a child wipes from back to front after using the toilet, bacteria from the anus can spread to the... Full Answer
- Q What is the rate of incidence for trichomonal vulvovaginitis?
Studies show that trichomonal vulvovaginitis is one of the most common infections in the United States that can be spread through sexual contact. In fact, roughly five million new cases are diagnosed in the United States per year. Trichomonal... Full Answer
- Q How does trichomonal vulvovaginitis affect the body?
Trichomonal vulvovaginitis is a sexually transmitted disease that can be spread through sexual intercourse. The protozoon that causes the infection usually resides in the vagina in women and the urethra in men. It is spread through sexual intercourse or... Full Answer
- Q How does trichomonal vulvovaginitis affect men?
Trichomonal vulvovaginitis is a sexually transmitted disease, which means that it can be spread through sexual contact. Although women are mostly affected by symptoms of trichomonal vulvovaginitis, some men may experience mild symptoms. Pain during... Full Answer
- Q What is the rate of incidence for bacterial vulvovaginitis?
Bacterial vulvovaginitis is the most common form of vaginitis in women of a reproductive age. This occurs because the possible causes of bacterial vulvovaginitis are varied and involve a number of mostly routine procedures (including hygiene or sex), in... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect bacterial vulvovaginitis?
Researchers have found that women with HIV who experience symptoms of bacterial vulvovaginitis run a higher risk of passing HIV to their sexual partner. Similarly, an infection of bacterial vulvovaginitis has been known to cause pelvic inflammatory... Full Answer
- Q Does bacterial vulvovaginitis affect children differently than adults?
Adolescent girls who have not reached puberty have an increased risk for developing bacterial vulvovaginitis. The reasons for this is that they have not yet developed pubic hair, adequate amounts of estrogen, or fat on their labia (vaginal lips) to... Full Answer