Sunday, 13 March 2011

12 Tips to Protect Abnormal Vaginal Discharge and Infection

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12 Ways to Prevent Abnormal Vaginal Discharge and Infection



Many factors can play a role in the occurrence of vaginal infections and discharge. What can you do to reduce your risk of vaginal infections? Practicing these simple tips significantly reduces your risk of getting a vaginal infection:

1. Always wear cotton panties. Cotton allows your genital area to breathe, helping it stay dry. It's also a good idea to wear panties only during the day and not at night when you are sleeping.

2. Don't use vaginal douches.

3. Never use petroleum jelly or oils for vaginal lubrication. This can create a breeding ground for bacteria to grow.

4. If you are being treated for a vaginal infection, use all the medication as directed, even if you think you are better.

5. Don't have sexual intercourse during treatment for a vaginal infection. Wait until you have no more symptoms.

6. Avoid vaginal contact with products that can irritate the vagina, such as feminine hygiene products, perfumed or deodorant soaps, powders, lotions, and bubble baths.

7. Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing, such as bathing suits, exercise wear, or pantyhose, for prolonged periods of time.

8. Many times, vaginal infections cause intense itching - don't scratch! Scratching infected, inflamed areas will only make things worse.

9. If your period starts while you are using vaginal creams or suppositories, continue your regular medication schedule during your period, and don't use tampons - use pads instead.

10. If you are self-treating a vaginal infection and your symptoms have not improved after treatment, see your health care provider for a vaginal exam. Don't use any vaginal products or treatments for 48 hours before your appointment.

11. Always use condoms during sexual intercourse unless you are in a long-term monogamous relationship.

12. Always wipe from front to back after urination or having a bowel movement. Improper wiping easily spreads bacteria to the vagina and may lead to vaginal discharge and infection.

Of course, good basic hygiene, getting plenty of sleep, and a well-rounded diet with an appropriate fluid intake are always a good idea for vaginal health, as well as for your overall health and well-being.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

How to Choose the Right Panties

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How to Choose the Right Panties

Many would think that finding the right panty is so easy, although in many cases it is not an easy task at all. There are thousands of styles, colors, fabrics and cuts to choose from that selecting the perfect panty depends only on your personal taste and needs. Today we will give you some smart tips on how to choose the right panty so that shopping for the perfect lingerie will no longer be a headache.


Every woman has a weakness for lingerie but finding the right panties can be more difficult than it seems. Panties are amongst the most important clothing items found in a women’s wardrobe. Besides the fact that you need to wear lingerie under your clothes, these little alluring items also satisfy your urge to feel sexy and attractive. Over the time, pants have gone through major changes and nowadays have become sexy staple pieces, showing more and more skin.

When it comes to panties there are endless types, colors and fabrics to choose from, starting with classic styles to sporty, sexy or elegant pieces, depending on your mood and occasion. Check out the following ideas and get ready to purchase some stylish new acquisitions to spice up your wardrobe and look fabulous every day.

One of the most important things you should consider when you are shopping for the perfect panty is size. Finding the perfect fit is essential in order to feel comfortable in your own skin, otherwise you will suffer through the day.

There is nothing more annoying then wearing panties that are constantly riding up your buttocks or panties that are always falling down under your skirts or pants. Just because you know your size that doesn’t mean that all your panties are of the same size.

You can avoid buying the wrong panty size by measuring around your waist with a tape. The next step is to measure your hips in the fullest area. Write down each number because these will be important when shopping for the perfect fitting panty. However proper fit always depends on the style of the chosen lingerie item, therefore if it is possible, always try it on in order to make sure you buy the right size.
Select your panties according to the occasion you want to wear them on. For everyday use select a panty that is comfortable and it is made out of fabric, which lets your skin to breathe and also covers your back nicely. If you are looking for the right undergarments for elegant occasions, make sure you match your panties color to that of your the dress. For formal occasions shape wear and seamless types are wonderful choices in order to avoid visible panty lines.

When you wear tight-fitting dresses, go for panties with elastic waistline that delicately hide the tummy bulge around the waist area and create a flattering silhouette. However if you want to attract the attention of your boyfriend a lace, silk or satin g-string or French-cut panty will surely leave him breathless.
When you are wearing white pants, skirts or shorts, opt for a skin colored or light pink panty, which will hide invisible under your garments.

Thongs are good choices if you would like to wear low-rise pants, tight evening dresses or light-colored clothes. If you would like to optically make your butt seem rounder, opt for padded panties that nicely hug your figure and lift your butt, creating a wonderful, feminine shape.
One of the most important features of a well-fitting panty is comfort. Therefore always look for panties with comfortable cotton crotch. An ideal crotch will fit nicely on your body without squeezing your private parts.
Paying attention to these simple tips you will be able to find the most comfortable panty for you. Always make sure you choose the right size and panty style, which will guarantee a proper fit and a nice shape for your body.

Monday, 24 January 2011

VAGINOPLASTY - Vaginal Tightening Surgery

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VAGINOPLASTY - Vaginal Tightening Surgery



This is also known as vaginal tightening and is the name given to the cosmetic procedure which tones and tightens up loose vaginal muscles often caused by childbirth.


This procedure also enhances sexual pleasure and gratification.





What is ‘vaginoplasty’?
This is a cosmetic procedure which tightens the muscles of the vagina which have become slack as a result of childbirth. It can also enhance lovemaking for women hence why it is often known as a ‘designer vagina’.

In the case of childbirth the muscles of the vagina loosen and stretch during delivery. These ease the passage of the baby. However, the problem arises when these expanded muscles stay weak and loose which can cause long term problems. These include stress incontinence and sexual dysfunction.

Vaginoplasty can be performed with other procedures such as a labiaplasty (surgery conducted on the inner or outer lips of the vagina).

Who should consider vaginoplasty (vaginal tightening surgery)?
If you are a woman in good health and with reasonable expectations then vaginoplasty is an option.

There are several reasons for choosing vaginoplasty which are:

Stress incontinence

This can happen as a result of childbirth. The vaginal muscles can become slack during delivery and this can cause an involuntary loss of urine. You may notice this if you sneeze, laugh or cough.

Improving the appearance of female sex organs

This procedure can tighten the vaginal muscles which can enhance the amount of pleasure given, and received by the woman during lovemaking. This will also improve your sex life as a whole.

Boost confidence and self-esteem

Having loose vaginal muscles can be both distressing and embarrassing. This can affect self-worth to such an extent that the patient feels unable to enjoy a normal lifestyle which can lead to depression.

Other reasons include repairing damage to the vagina and a prolapsed pelvis.

The vagina can be torn which can be felt as a pulling or rubbing sensation when wearing tight fitting clothes.

A prolapsed pelvis is where the muscles at the base of the pelvis are weakened as a result of childbirth which then causes pressure on the vagina. The result of this is pain and discomfort.

If you are considering this procedure than visit our Cosmetic Surgery:General FAQs section for further advice on what to do next or read through the specialist procedure FAQs. These all have information on how to find a surgeon, the costs, the surgery itself and what happens afterwards.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Vaginal Tightening Info

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The vast majority of women will develop some sort of vaginal related problem during their lifetime. This is especially true of women who have children, or even multiple children. Childbirth places enormous strain on the vaginal muscles. And most often these muscles will never return to their normal elasticity without being worked out and repaired. Moreover, as women age the muscles that support the urethra and uterus also become weak if not worked out regularly with vaginal tightening exercises. This can result in stress urinary incontinence and uterine prolapse.

Fortunately, there are vaginal tightening exercises that can be done to help you dramatically tighten up your vagina. There are many that will help you target and strengthen all of the most important muscles in the vagina that will help you prevent problems as you age.

If you’re worried about your sex life, then vaginal exercises will certainly help please your man and yourself very quickly. The PC muscle is the most important muscle to work out if you want to experience stronger and more frequent orgasms. You can learn to isolate the PC muscle and work it out consistently. Just like all the other muscles, it will become exponentially stronger. This muscle, however, will greatly benefit you in the very near future. You see, as it becomes stronger, so will your orgasms. And you will also feel much tighter to your lover. Not just that, but you will be able to clamp down on his manhood and make him explode with awesome intensity.

Monday, 17 January 2011

How can I tighten my loose vagina

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Tighten loose vagina...






Dear Alice,


I have given birth to three children. My last child was delivered without an episiotomy. I have noticed a change in the size of my vagina as a result of this. I am too embarrassed to have sex because I feel too loose. Is this common with multiple childbirths? I am too ashamed to ask anyone this. Please let me know if there is something that can be done to repair my womanhood.



Dear Reader,


It can be embarrassing to discuss these issues, but many women have experienced the exact same concerns, particularly after having several children. Your medical practitioner won't be surprised to hear that you've got these concerns, so it makes sense to bring up your worries at your next appointment, or make a special appointment to talk things over before you are examined.


You say you are embarrassed to have sex because you feel too loose. Is this something that your partner told you, or did you come to this conclusion by squeezing, or trying to squeeze, your fingers if you put them inside of you, using the muscles of your vaginal opening? Maybe inserting a tampon clued you in? Childbirth can bring changes in a person's body and sexual response. Every now and then, accommodations, such as trying various positions, having different expectations, or using lube, need to be made. Sometimes medical assistance can be helpful. Talk with your partner, although it may be embarrassing or hard to do, about what you both notice and/or worry about. These unexpected changes are part of a person's life and it's normal to accommodate them over a person's life span or a long-term relationship.


Are you having any trouble holding your urine? Often women who have the sensation that their vagina is stretched also notice that they leak urine, especially when they laugh, sneeze, or cough.


Kegel exercises strengthen pelvic floor muscles, the muscles that stretch during childbirth. They help improve sexual pleasure (more intense orgasms) by making the muscles stronger and more elastic, and they can improve bladder tone so that you don't leak urine. They won't, however, actually make your vagina smaller, but they can make the opening tighter.


Here's how to do Kegel exercises:


When you're peeing, clench (without your hands) your muscles to stop the flow of urine for about four seconds. Then release those same muscles to let the urine flow again. These are your pelvic floor muscles; these are the muscles you'll be exercising when you do Kegels.
If you want to check and make sure that you're using the right muscles, put a finger or two into your vagina. Tighten the muscles. If you can feel your fingers being squeezed (even just a little), then you've located the right muscles.


About five to ten times a day, repeat the Kegels ten times per session.
It can take up to 8 to 10 weeks to notice improvement, and there will most certainly be improvement. Like any kind of weight lifting or muscle building exercises, Kegels take time to make a difference! (Adding a vaginal barbell to your regular Kegel exercise routine can help. They are available at specialty stores that carry sex toys or sexual enhancement items.)
If you do Kegel exercises enthusiastically and regularly, and notice no change at all, ask your health care provider about other methods to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, including:


Vaginal cones
These objects are weighted, tampon-sized devices that a woman puts into her vagina and holds there. A set of cones increases gradually in weight. One starts with the lightest cone, inserts it into the vagina, and squeezes the muscles to hold it in place. This is done twice a day, for about fifteen minutes per session, while going about one's usual activities. When a woman is successful at keeping the cone in place, she can move on to the next heavier cone, working her way up to the heaviest.


Electrical stimulation (called NMES or Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation) 
This method uses a probe in the vagina to stimulate the muscles of the pelvic floor with an electric current, which causes the muscles to contract and relax. Treatments are performed every one to four days and last about 20 minutes per session. Depending on the situation, one might do these treatments for a few weeks, or longer. Some health care providers perform these sessions in their offices; others prescribe home units for their patients.


NeocontrolTM 
This is a special chair that uses magnetic fields to stimulate the muscles of the pelvic floor. These treatments are usually administered by a technician or nurse in a urologist's office in 20 to 30 minute sessions, twice a week, for about eight weeks.


If you have severe problems due to vaginal stretching, some health care providers will recommend surgery; this is usually a last resort. Laser procedures and more complicated ones to re-position your bladder are available. You and your provider will figure out what makes sense for you.


There is nothing to be ashamed about — this is a common experience for women, as well as information you need to know.


Alice

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Vagina Infections - Bidet shower toilet Cultural background of the cultivated intimate care

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Vagina Infections

Bidet shower toilet
Cultural background of the cultivated intimate care


Bidets allow a careful anal and genital hygiene. It keeps you healthy and helps the healing of vaginal fungal disease and hemorrhoids.





Fidel Castro owes his life to a bidet

Hardly anyone knows that a bidet has written contemporary history: Back in 1959, Ilona Marita Lorenz was the mistress of Fidel Castro. Eight and a half months took the liaison between the German and Cuban revolutionary leader. Later, Marita Ilona Lorenz poison the Prime Minister of Cuba on behalf of the CIA and the Mafia. But she threw the pills out of love to the bidet, and Castro remained in the world. Is not well known about the origins of the bidet: As a simple office pool, it should have been known since ancient times. To flush the vagina before and after coitus it is mentioned in Greek marriage contracts, reports the Museum of Contraception and Abortion in Vienna. In its current form, that of the French furniture maker there in the late 17th or early 18 Century have been invented. At that time, the bidet was still in the bedroom. It was not until the 20th Century sanitary engineering, developed the bidets walked into the bathroom. Today, the bidet in southwestern Europe, the Arab countries and Latin America is a natural Badutensil, in Germany it has not yet enforced. A shortcoming that foreigners can turn up their noses at the filth of the Germans.

Water cleans gently as toilet paper

Who looks for the first time, a bidet, it usually lasts for a new toilet. But: First, it goes to the toilet first and then again bidet. The seat is rather used to sink to clean the anus and genitals. But as the ancient Greeks believed otherwise, a bidet can not prevent pregnancy. Nevertheless, tangible benefits speak for bathroom furniture: It cleans more thoroughly than toilet paper, and is friendly. This is human suffering with hemorrhoids and benefit women with vaginal infections, but also the elderly and disabled people who are restricted in their movements. The use is quite simple: you set down on the bidet - the other way around either the head or the faucet. The tank can be filled with a plug and seal. Most users, however, prefer to wash under running water.

Showered and blow-dried after the WC-transition

Bidets are now available in different versions - as a floor model or hung on the wall. Some have valves, others a nozzle, spray from the water. Also, can convert a toilet to a bidet. Such "shower toilets" are attached to the rear toilet you can have two nozzles.. A short to clean the anus and a long, can be cleaned with the women of their genital area, some showers and toilets even have heated seats and built-in air dryer, the Po blow dry and vagina after Abdu. In Analerkrankungen doctors advise much to the subsequent installation of a shower and toilets. patients with hemorrhoids disease, polyp-like formations, an incident, incontinence and inflammatory diseases of the skin in this region benefit from it, says Prof. Alfred Huber, a surgeon at Center for the proctology Confraternität Vienna. "In keeping with good care can be said that can be prevented in a large number of people through prophylactic anal hygiene using a shower toilet many diseases in the anal area," he says. And "in existing diseases such as hemorrhoids, make the shower toilet is an important contribution to healing."

Spraying to prevent disappearances of germs

The Viennese gynecologist Dr. Franz Fischler has showers and toilets now recommended for women: "In addition to a pleasant, hygienic cleaning in the anal area, it also has a kind of bidet function, which can be used also for the hygienic, easy cleaning of the external genital area very well, especially during the monthly menstrual period. Lie but the anal and the vaginal opening is very close to each other, creating a germ spreading in the classic cleansing 'is easier than using a shower and toilets. " In fact, bacteria and fungi from the gut often go through a contact infection in the vagina. Gynecologists are therefore not tire of stressing that women after a bowel movement should always wipe from front to rear. In addition, doctors advise women just have a tendency to vaginal yeast from sitz baths as recommended. For fungus sufferers are shower and toilets, but also conventional bidets, therefore, a good addition to their personal hygiene. (Mj)

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Venereal disease Female Genital herpes - forever and ever

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Venereal disease Female Genital herpes - forever and ever

Once one gets infected with herpes virus, it retains all his life in the body. Particular caution should begin to form when skin blisters and soak them. Then the virus is easily passed.



Each year 20 million new infections
Herpes knows almost everyone. His brother, genital herpes, is less known - but widespread. Each year worldwide become infected over 20 million people newly infected with herpes genitalis. All were infected over 500 million people around the world, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared in the summer of 2008. In Germany, experts estimate, about 15 percent of the population carry the virus, which is more than 12 million people.

Most people become infected during sex
Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It comes in two variants: type 2 (HSV-2) mainly affects the penis, vagina, anus and buttocks, while type 1 (HSV-1) usually causes cold sores. But with poor hygiene, viruses of herpes sores on the mouth can be transmitted to the genital area. This done by smear infection, says the president of the Professional Association of Gynaecologists, Christian Albring?. For example, by unwashed hands, or oral intercourse "Usually transfers genital herpes, however, in vaginal sex.

Typical: small groups of painful blisters
It takes several days and even weeks to get genital herpes is noticeable. In some people the infection is so weak that they do not register and pass the virus unknowingly. Often an infection begins, however, so that the skin tingles and itches. Then form painful blisters filled with yellowish liquid, and are often the little groups. Finally, pop the bubbles up and become ulcers. In addition, the lymph nodes swell in the area and painful. If someone gets genital herpes for the first time, he has often fever and feels ill overall. To heal the ulcers, it may take 2-3 weeks.

Virus remains in the body for life
Even if no bubbles are to be seen, the thing is not over: Those who suffer from genital herpes is to live long virus carriers. After the healing of sores, the virus moves back into the nodes of the supplying nerves. From here you can always migrate to the skin and lead to more relapses. This is often caused by stress, fever, other diseases or during menstruation. In the first years after infection, the symptoms usually occur very frequently and strongly. By the time you answer it. Cure is not genital herpes. The skin sores can be treated well but with ointments and tablets. This prevents the virus from replicating itself.

Annoying but mostly harmless
Normally, genital herpes is not very dangerous. But in people with impaired immune defenses, the virus can affect the central nervous system. The same applies to babies because their immune systems are still developing. In pregnant women with acute genital herpes infection, therefore, most doctors do a c-section so that the child is not contagious at birth.

Beware if the sores wet
If the bubbles blossom and form ulcers, the risk of infection is particularly high. But even in symptom-free period, an infected passed the virus. Serve with small lesions of the skin or mucous membrane. Condoms can protect against infection. Hundred percent sure they are not, especially since they do not cover the whole genital area. Therefore advise physicians to dispense with a herpes outbreak on sex.

Lactobacilli Vaginal infections Sauer makes healthy

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Lactobacilli Vaginal infections Sauer makes healthy

Lactic acid bacteria can protect the vagina from infection, because they provide an acid environment. The fungi and bacteria may not. The best time for a lactic acid treatment is after menstruation.


New prevent fungal infections
Silvia is skeptical: "lactic acid from vaginal infections?" But she's right. LIFE LINE expert Dr. Anja Oppenheimer reiterates: "Women who become ill again and again to vaginal yeast, should establish an infection after the flora of the vagina with lactic acid bacteria again."

The reason: lactic acid bacteria (lactobacilli) are a natural part of the vagina. They provide an acidic environment that prevents the spreading of fungi and bacteria. Is not the vaginal environment acidic enough, it can lead to infection. Lactic acid products are available as gel, tablets and suppositories to buy it in pharmacies.

Lactobacilli are able to align even more often if a vaginal yeast already underway, judging Oppelt. "If you suspect an incipient fungal infection, a woman can therefore attempt to stabilize the flora of lactic acid bacteria," says the gynecologist. "If but within 2-3 days, no significant improvement, the probability is low that the vaginal fungus disappears thereby." Then the woman of the infection with an antifungal agent to move body to get rid of the symptoms.

Bacteria make an end
Even with vaginal infections caused by bacteria, lactic acid is useful. Because the antibiotics to counter the germs, irritate the lining of the vagina. Lactobacilli may help her regenerating power. And even more: One study found that the combination of the antibiotic metronidazole with lactic acid is more effective than monotherapy with the antibiotic.

Since bacterial vaginal infections can lead to miscarriages and premature births, pregnant women should control the pH in her vagina regularly. If the pH value above 4.5 should consult your obstetrician and the pregnant woman may use a lactic acid product to regulate the pH and to stabilize.

How useful it is when a pregnant vaginal pH measure regularly and keep in a stable acidic environment, a model project finished in five states, in which scientists were evaluating more than 150,000 births. The result: Of the women who controlled twice a week, its pH, had only 0.49 percent of premature births before 32 Week of pregnancy, without self-monitoring, the rate was 0.79 percent.

Lactic acid gels can be quite condoms
If lactic acid is in the form of tablets, as a suppository or gel the right thing, every woman must try, said gynecologist Dr. Oppenheimer: "The tolerance may be different." One advantage of lactic acid gel is that it is not attacking condoms. By lactic acid suppositories latex, however, can be porous and tear.

A lactic acid treatment should begin after menstruation, Prof. Dr. Klaus Friese said of the German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics. At this time, the vaginal environment quite dry and therefore particularly vulnerable. This is mainly due to the low levels of the hormone estrogen at the beginning of the cycle. LIFE LINE expert recommends Dr. Oppelt, lactic acid-gel or suppository inserted into the vagina at night. Thus, the body heat, the preparation is not as strong liquefy it from the vagina back out running.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Vaginal dryness

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Vaginal dryness

As a woman maintains her private region is best


It itches, it burns and hurts sex - vaginal dryness can enforce a woman pretty. With proper treatment and care can often solve the problem, however.


Vaginal dryness


Increased risk of infection
A dry vagina is a topic to talk about the women affected not so much. This affects not only the evil the well-being and sexual pleasure for both partners. Their natural moisture and protects the vagina from diseases such as fungal and other infections. It therefore makes sense in several ways to ensure a healthy moisture in the vagina.

Step number one is, together with the doctor to find out why the vagina does not have enough moisture, and then initiate the proper treatment and care. Vaginal dryness often occurs due to a fungal infection.

Lactic acid products are the first choice for a fungal infection
When women complain to a fungal infection of vaginal dryness, which is a consequence of inflammation. Because the fungus schilfert the top layer of skin into the vagina. Of these, the skin recovers only slowly, since it needs to build cell layer by cell layer again. "It usually takes three to five weeks," says LIFE LINE expert Dr. Anja Oppelt. To help the body to the woman products that may contain lactic acid (such as a Milchsäurekur), insert into her vagina. This sour to the milieu in the vagina - as it is on a healthy woman by nature of the case. Thus, the vaginal flora is regenerated and stabilized held fungi and bacteria in check and prevent infection.

When lactic acid products customers currently have a choice between gel, tablets and suppositories. What form is most effective, must try a woman, says Dr. Oppenheimer: ". Biocompatibility can be different" One advantage of lactic acid gel is that it allows condoms intact. Lactic acid suppositories, however, can attack rubber. Moreover, here the additional moisturizing aspect is observed, which is especially important for a vaginal dryness. Suppositories and vaginal tablets cause any additional moisture.

Vaginal Dryness

If there is a lactic acid preparation alone can not manage to regenerate the lining of the vagina, "a woman can also use for some time an estrogen preparation," advises LIFE LINE expert Oppelt.'s The doctor recommends, in particular, women who suffer repeatedly from vaginal fungus because the mucosa is mistreated accordingly.

Estrogen preparations help in the menopause and after childbirth
In women after menopause, the hormonal change is mostly to blame when a vaginal dryness occurs. As the estrogen level drops, the properties of the skin change in the vagina. It is poor circulation, may lose elasticity and regress with time. In addition, the glands produce less mucus in the cervix. The result is a so-called Scheidenatrophie.

Even in women who are not yet in menopause, can lead to lower estrogen levels be the cause of vaginal dryness. often complained about women who have long taken a contraceptive pill, said Dr. Oppenheimer. The pills contained estrogen ethinyl estradiol may result in the low dose used to be that mature in the vagina too little estrogen in place and the mucosa thinner and less.

Nursing women also suffered often in a dry vagina, said Dr. Oppenheimer. Because after a birth, estrogen levels fall off sharply and remains low as long as the woman breastfeeding her child. This can also be felt in the vagina.

To treat vaginal dryness, resulting from low estrogen levels, there are medicines that contain a low dose estrogen. As women they apply locally acting hormones instead of the entire body. They do not represent hormone therapy, gynecologists and keep potential concern, therefore, unfounded. are estrogen preparations for the vagina it as a cream, suppository and ovule.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

The bacterial vaginosis is different from a vaginal yeast

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The bacterial vaginosis is different from a vaginal yeast

If it itches and burns in the genital area, increased vaginal discharge and genital odor is noticed, it can have various causes. Maybe a vaginal yeast behind it, maybe a vaginal infection by bacteria (bacterial vaginosis). The differences include:


1.The symptoms

1.1 - Fungal infection

- Itching
- Burning in the vaginal area
- friable whitish discharge, which later thin
- Redness and swelling
- sometimes pain during urination
- sometimes pain during sex

1.2 - Bacterial vaginosis

- unpleasant, fishy odor
- grayish to pale yellow bubble discharge that is thin
- occasional mild pain
- sometimes pain during sex
- pH in the vagina than 4.5. Can be determined with a special glove (or indicator paperstrips)

2.The causes

2.1 - Fungal infection

- Usually caused by the yeast Candida albicans. An imbalance in the vagina, mellitus, for example through the use of antibiotics, by conditions such as diabetes, through changes in hormone production during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy or menopause, stress, by excessive personal hygiene. Fungus are transmitted for example by wrong toilet hygiene, through shared towels, whirlpools and in sexual intercourse if the partner is infected.

2.2 - Bacterial vaginosis

- Usually caused by Bacteria - A defective colonization of the vagina with intestinal bacteria. Changes in the vaginal environment, such as by stress, by changes in hormone levels, the menstrual bleeding. Bacteria are often transmitted during sexual intercourse.

3.The risks

3.1 - Fungal infection

- Can be transferred at a birth to the child

3.2 - Bacterial vaginosis

- An increased risk of gynecological inflammations, such as the uterus or fallopian tubes, which at worst can lead to infertility. In pregnant women increases the likelihood of bacterial vaginosis on preterm labor, a premature rupture of membranes and fruit prematurely.

4.The therapy

4.1 - Fungal infection

- Can be treated with creams and vaginal tablets, which is also available without prescription at pharmacies.

- It is important to adhere to the instructions on the package and the treatment with the antifungal drug for as long as specified conduct, even if no complaints more noticeable.

- A doctor visit is necessary, if it occurs after about three days of antifungal therapy, no improvement, keep occurring, fungal infections, pregnancy and there is doubt whether it is in fact vaginal fungus.

- Following a vaginal fungal treatment, a Milchsäurekur for a healthy vaginal environment and thus provide support for the contested vaginalis here to regenerate.

4.2 - Bacterial vaginosis

- A bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics, for example in the form of vaginal cream, suppositories or tablets.

- Pregnant women should treat bacterial vaginosis even when they have no symptoms, especially as this increases the risk of preterm birth. This further helps the gynecologist.

5.The precautionary

5.1 - Fungal infection

- Wipe the toilet accessible from the front to rear.

- Wash the genital area as possible with clean water.

- You should not use sprays.

- Do not use air-tight panty liners.

- Wear the cotton underwear and change it every day

- Do not use tight, synthetic clothing.

- Out of your wet bathing suits are made immediately.

- Sit in the sauna always on your towel.

- Use of sex condoms with a new partner.

- With increased vulnerability, can strengthen the vaginal flora with a Milchsäurekur.

5.2 - Bacterial vaginosis

- Having sex with a new partner you should always use condoms.

- Avoid stress and build him a targeted manner.

- Check the pH in the vagina. There are a glove with a finger mounted on pH paper.

- At high sensitivity, it is recommended, for example, stabilize the vaginal flora on a regular basis with a Lactic acid.

- Wipe the toilet accessible from the front to rear.