What activities should someone with vulvovaginitis avoid?

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Vulvovaginitis is usually cured within a week of treatment with antibacterial or antifungal medications taken orally or applied topically. In the meantime, it is crucial to maintain vigorous genital hygiene to prevent the infection from spreading. However, because the vagina is sensitive during inflammation, refrain from using harsh soap products to clean it. Also, while you still experience vulvovaginitis symptoms, it is a good idea to abstain from sexual activity to prevent complications in the healing process and to prevent your partner from experiencing symptoms. Vulvovaginitis can be spread through contact with the vulva, so it is important to wash your hands before and after touching it. To prevent future infections, avoid wiping from back to front after using the bathroom, unprotected sex, and wearing tight-fitting clothes for long periods of time.

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Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis refers to numerous types of infections that can affect the vulva and vaginal area. Causes of vulvovaginitis include yeast, bacteria, parasites STDs and other viruses. If you have symptoms of vulvovaginitis like odor...

, discharge, itching, rash or pain in the vagina, you should call your doctor. You will want to make sure that you are treated for this condition, as it does not always go away on its own.
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