Vulvovaginitis and alteration of vaginal pH

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Infections of the female genital apparatus is one of the most widespread medical problems and, in addition to the physical and psychological discomfort for women who suffers from them, they are also the source of enormous health care expenditure. The female genital apparatus is very delicate: if it is not treated properly, it can be painful and subject to irritation, burning, itching and other symptoms of pathologies that, if ignored, can evolve into more series complications.

Inflammation of the genital area is often of an infectious nature and occurs when, in particular conditions, certain species of microorganisms present in the vagina and in the intestine evolve in pathogenic forms that trigger the onset of infection.

This happens when the normal defence mechanisms decrease as a consequence of poor intimate hygiene, hormone changes, sexual activity or during menopause. If such infections are disregarded, they can cause important and permanent damage to the reproductive apparatus.

In the presence of clear symptoms of infection, such as burning, itching, a variety of discharges, dyspareunia, difficulty urinating, it is therefore necessary to consult your gynaecologist who, on the basis of the symptoms and specific signs encountered during the check-up, will prescribe the most suitable therapy with the correct dosage.
He will also recommend the choice of a gentle intimate hygiene product for daily use that respects the ecosystem and the natural pH of the vagina.

Vaginal infections can be of a bacterial (bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis), mycotic (candidiasis), or viral nature (herpes).

Bacterial vaginosis is among the most widespread forms of vaginal infections which manifests itself with discharges with the classic rotten fish odour due to an imbalance of the acidity physiological of the vagina. Even if it less annoying than other infections, bacterial vaginosis can have extremely negative repercussions on a woman’s quality of life.
In pregnancy, for example, if not adequately treated, it increases the risk of premature birth. The treatment of bacterial vaginosis can consist of two types of medications that can be used individually or in combination: antibiotics and the so-called vaginal ecosystem rebalancing agents.

Apart from the treatment prescribed by the gynaecologist, it is important to pay attention to intimate hygiene, using a mild cleanser, formulated with ingredients that help to restore the physiological vaginal pH.

In the presence of such an infection, or any type of infection for that matter, it is essential for a woman’s partner to also undergo treatment, to avoid the so-called "ping pong effect", i.e. where the disorder is passed on from one partner to another, delaying or even preventing full recovery. Men should also pay attention to hygiene of the intimate areas, because it is often a "healthy carrier" of germs and bacteria that can cause serious problems for women.


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