Vaginal discharge Treatment

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Vaginal discharge Treatment Treatment is dependent on the cause of the discharge. Changing to a different brand of contraceptive pill or the removal of an IUCD may lessen vaginal discharge in some women, while lubricating creams and hormone therapy may help women with atrophic vaginitis. Where chemical vaginitis is diagnosed, changing washing soaps to a non-biological, pH neutral and fragrance free option usually helps. Fungal and bacterial infections will need to be treated with the appropriate anti-fungal or antibacterial agents, while viral conditions such as herpes usually resolve over time and genital warts may need topical creams and/or cryosurgery to remove them. Where a vaginal prolapse or vaginal fistulae is identified surgery may be the best curative treatment
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Unformatted text preview: option but ring pessaries can be used successfully to treat prolapse. Prevention Some cases of abnormal vaginal discharge can be prevented. Sexually transmitted infections can be prevented by using barrier condoms or only having sexual intercourse with trusted individuals. Candida albicans (the most common cause of abnormal discharge) can be prevented by:-• Keeping the genital area clean and dry but not over washed • Avoiding perfumed bath soaps • Wearing loose fitting cotton underwear • Using emollients to moisturise and sooth Chemical vaginitis can be prevented by changing hygiene habits and not over washing or invasively washing the vagina with harsh perfumed soaps....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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