How does nonspecific vulvovaginitis affect the body?

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Depending on the contributing factors that cause nonspecific vulvovaginitis, it can affect your body in different ways. In most cases of nonspecific vulvovaginitis, an infection of bacteria can spread to the skin due to vigorous itching. It is also common for children to further aggravate their infection by introducing germs from their fingers into their infected vagina because of their itching. Cases of nonspecific vulvovaginitis usually decrease as puberty approaches because the vagina becomes more acidic, which helps prevent infections.

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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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