We have described the most important causes and factors for people with genital infections, along with recommendations and useful treatments for them.
Genital infections are a serious problem that often endangers the personal health and, if married, the sexual health of the spouse. This type of infection is the second most common type of infection in the body and causes about 3 million medical examinations a year.
They are more susceptible to genital infections than men; For this reason, in this article, we provide information about these infections, which we hope will be effective in maintaining the health of women. What this article is about is a group of infectious diseases that most women get, at least once in their lives, whether through sexual contact or otherwise. Such inflammations and infections of the genital tract are called “vaginitis.”
Fungi are an important cause of infection
The source of fungal infections in the genitals is mainly a fungus called Candida albicans. This fungus is usually present naturally in the vaginal environment and can only become pathogenic when it grows and grows beyond normal. The cause of the fungal infection cannot be clearly explained, but what is certain is that yeasts and fungi live in our bodies. They lived with us. Yeasts are present in our habitat, in foods and snacks, and can be said to surround us in some way, but most of us do not get fungal infections.
Excessive use of antibiotics, oral contraceptive pills, dysfunction of menstrual periods, pregnancy and childbirth, transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, abrasions and scratches and inflammation of the genital area, weakened immune system
Bacteria are also infectious
Bacterial infections of the genital tract are mostly caused by a bacterium called Gardenela vaginalis. The germ is naturally present in the genital tract, but under certain conditions it can grow and cause disease. Angels, Uninvited Guests Genital parasitic infections are most often caused by a single-celled parasite. The parasite does not live naturally in the genital tract and can be contracted through an infected pool or towel as well as through contact with an infected person. Because the genital environment naturally has special conditions, the above infectious agents are not able to grow and reproduce in this environment.
Signs, the beacon of correct diagnosis
The main symptoms of fungal vaginitis are itching and vaginal discharge. The itching is usually severe and may cause inflammation in the affected areas. The discharge is white and thick, but at the same time has little adhesion and is loose. These discharges are usually odorless or have a moldy odor but are not foul-smelling at all unless other infectious agents along with the fungus have caused vaginitis.
The disease can also be transmitted through sexual contact. In microbial vaginitis, vaginal discharge is present, but the itching and inflammation are either absent at all or much milder than a fungal infection. The discharge in this disease is white to grayish or yellow and has a watery state. The characteristic feature of this secretion is its special smell, which is similar to fish and has an unpleasant odor. The diagnosis of this disease may be based on the symptoms or the sampling of genital secretions by a doctor and perform a test on the sample.
The disease enters the genital tract through sexual contact or some contaminated equipment and environment and causes infection. In many cases, the infection may be asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. One of its most prominent features is excessive vaginal discharge. This discharge is gray or green in color and smells disgusting. There are also air bubbles on it, which creates a foam-like appearance.
20 health tips
1. Change your underwear at least every other day.
۲. During the day, wear underwear made of cotton fibers. Avoid wearing ventilated clothing such as nylon and other synthetic clothing, and avoid tight clothing such as jeans, tights, and swimsuits for long periods of time. Wear loose-fitting clothes and use non-perfumed, mild detergents to wash your underwear.
3. Always keep the genital area and its surroundings dry and clean. Moisture accelerates the growth of microbes.
4. Never wear wet clothes. If your clothes get wet, change them immediately.
5. Do not use talcum powder around the genital area as talcum powder retains moisture.
6. If you use a tampon during menstruation, change it every three to four hours. Wash your hands thoroughly before applying the tampon. Never use a tampon at night and use sanitary pads instead.
7. Sanitary pads should be changed every four to six hours (maximum 8 hours). Wash your hands with soap and water before placing the pad.
8. Do not use tampons, sanitary pads or scented toilet paper.
9. Use mild, non-perfumed soaps and shampoos while bathing. Do not use the soap bath.
10. Latex condoms and diaphragms and spermicidal gels irritate some women, which should be treated with other methods of contraception. They should also use water-soluble and non-aromatic lubricants during intercourse and should not use Vaseline or silicone lubricants at all.
۱۱. Regularly wash the outer surface of the genitals with lukewarm water. You do not need to use soap to wash your genitals.
۱۲. Women, unlike men, should always wash themselves from the front to the back after urinating and defecating. This prevents the bacteria from the end of the gastrointestinal tract from being pushed into the genital area.
13. When shampooing and rinsing your hair, tilt your head forward while bathing so that the shampoo does not come into contact with the genital area.
۱۴. After bathing, gently dry the genital area with a soft towel. You can also use a hair dryer (with cold winds) to do this.
۱۵. Urine after bathing.
۱۶. Never try to keep your urge to work, laziness, and urination. If you have access to a toilet, leave other tasks as soon as you feel the need and go to the toilet to stay healthy.
۱۷. Do not use a shower for the genitals, as this will wash away the secretions and natural and protective bacteria in this area.
18. Do not take antibiotics on your own. Irregular use of antibiotics kills beneficial and natural bacteria that help maintain our health and increases the risk of fungal infections.
19. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or menopausal, as well as women who are taking birth control pills, should be more careful about their personal hygiene as their body hormone levels change.
20. In case of symptoms such as itching and burning in the genital area, especially when you see discharge in this part of the body, be sure to see a specialist.