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Vaginitis (Patient Counselling Guide)

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Vaginitis is a general term used to denote any inflammation of the vagina. It is generally not a serious problem but can be annoying and can bring much discomfort. Hormonal imbalance, irritation and infection are the three general causes of vaginitis. Hormonal vaginitis includes atrophic vaginitis generally occurring during postmenopausal or post-partum (period shortly after childbirth) stages. This results from the decrease in estrogen levels causing thinning of skin in the vulvar and vaginal areas. Irritant vaginitis results from allergies or irritating substances which include chemicals in contraceptives and feminine hygiene products. Infectious vaginitis is generally caused by one of three types of infections: bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis (yeast infection) or trichomoniasis. Several factors may bring about vaginal problems such as vaginitis, which include hormonal changes, psychological health, stress and tiredness, use of medications that may influence the condition and environment of the vagina, mechanical factors that may cause damage to the vaginal tissues, the presence of foreign bodies in the vaginal canal, bad hygienic practices, and allergy to various agents (e.g. devices used for contraception, vaginal sprays, etc.).

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Stephen Padilla, 25 Jul 2019
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) appear to confer more clinical benefits to elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) than vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants (VKAs), suggests a study, adding that this is primarily driven by the lower rates of major bleeding.
6 days ago
Older women with longer endogenous oestrogen exposure and hormone therapy use are at much higher odds of having favourable cognitive status in late life, a recent study suggests.
11 Nov 2019
Multiple intralesional injections with purified protein derivative (PPD) leads to faster clearance of common warts compared with a single injection, although the latter is better tolerated, as shown in the results of an open‐label, superiority trial.
17 Oct 2019
Use of direct acting antivirals (DAAs) to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is feasible during pregnancy, as these drugs are highly effective and treatment duration is relatively short, according to a study. In addition, DAA treatment helps improve maternal health and prevent vertical transmission.