Vaginitis is a condition that occurs in the vagina causing vaginal discharge and itching resulting from inflammation and irritation of parts. The bacterial vaginitis or vagenosis is most common. Bacterial vaginitis is not dangerous but it causes disturbing symptoms. This condition can be acute or chronic. In acute condition the discharge is profuse, yellow or greenish, sometimes it is blood stained, attended by Dysuria, and local signs of inflammation. The main causes are trauma, foreign bodies, and worms in children, in adult can be irritant pessary, tampon and or excessive coitus, specific or non specific infection, extension of infection from adjacent organs, urethra or bartholian gland.
Causes of vaginitis
- Multiple bacterial invasions
- Reduction in no. of lactobacilli
- Multiple sex partners
- Intra uterine contraceptive device
- Vaginal douches
- Unhygienic conditions
Symptoms of vaginitis
- Foul vaginal discharge
- Vulvar irritation
Diagnosis of vaginitis
Diagnosis mainly include
- Clinical symptoms
- History of unprotected sex
- Pelvic examination
- Microscopic study
- Whiff test
Treatment of vaginitis
Removal of causative factor is very necessary like intra uterine contraceptive device, douches etc.
Local hygiene has to be maintained.
Homeopathic treatment of vaginitis – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat vaginitis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for vaginitis treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for vaginitis treatment:
Belladonna, Hydrastis, Caladium, Cannabis Sativa, Cantharis, Helonias, Kreosote, Medorrhinum, Thuja, Staphisagria, Platina and many other medicines.
Allopathic treatment – treatment is mainly done by antibiotics or anti-fungal medicines.