There is a difference between vaginitis and vaginosis. And, if you don’t understand this difference, you will get sucked into paying an arm and a leg for e-books and remedies that will have no effect, what-so-ever, on your vaginal infection, except, perhaps, to make it worse. Your Bacterial Vaginosis may or may not be cured by what you read here, but you have a better chance of a cure than with any other e-book or information than you will ever come across to date.
Knowing what type of vaginal condition you have is extremely important. Vaginitis and bacterial vaginosis are not the same condition, at all. What works for one will not work for the other. You have to know what you are dealing with in order to treat it. Some classify vaginosis under the ‘vaginitis’ umbrella. However, this is not correct.
Many highly respected practitioners provide false information and cures simply because they are using the wrong terminology. Most websites that offer symptom relief and remedies for bacterial vaginosis are actually talking about yeast infection, which is a fungal infection (vaginitis) not a bacterial infection.
In fact, once you finally understand the terminology and separate the two, it is very difficult to find quality information about how to truly cure bacterial vaginosis (BV). Medical society suggests taking prescription antibiotics, such as Metronidazole and Clindamicin, which rarely help and often only serve to create repeat or secondary infections.
Over-the-counter yeast medications will not get rid of vaginosis (bacterial infection) and prescriptions for bacterial infections will not get rid of a yeast infection (fungal infection).
Symptoms of Vaginitis & Vaginosis
Vaginitis (yeast infections) typically produces a lumpy, white discharge, with swelling of the vulva. Bacterial infections (vaginosis) produce a yogurt-like or pasty discharge that is yellow or gray, and smells a bit fishy, especially after intercourse. Both are caused by a decrease of lactobacilli in the vagina and both can cause itching, burning, and pain during intercourse. Both can also be transmitted sexually, although not necessarily. Men can be carriers of fungus and bacteria without having symptoms. Other symptoms of vaginal infections may also include vaginal burning, stinging, irritation, rawness, unusual discharge, odor, lumps or bumps on the labia that itch and then disappear much like hives.
Sore, raw, red patches of skin on the labia or just inside the vaginal opening may also be related to vaginal atrophy associated with Vulvodynia.
Any blisters that itch, burn, sting, or ache may be related to the Herpes Virus. This is not related to vaginitis or vaginosis. However, if you have a chronic vaginal infection your immune system may be weakened and, therefore, you may be disposed you to more frequent Herpes Simplex Virus episodes.
A common cause of Bacterial Vaginosis is an over-growth of the bacteria Gardnerella, which is caused by declining Lactobacilli bacteria in the vagina, allowing other natural organisms to multiply rapidly. Other types of bacteria include Escherichia coli, Mycoplasma, Streptococci and Staphlyococci bacteria.
Vaginitis, more commonly referred to as a yeast infection, involves an overgrowth of fungus, rather than bacteria. Both types of infections can develop quite on their own as a reaction to deodorants, soaps, fragranced douches, feminine products, laundry detergent sensitivities, dyed toilet paper, perfumes, body washes, and excessive washing, or by a sexual partner engaging in these things. They can, in some instances be transferred sexually as well.
Vaginal Dis-Ease Associations
Spiritual/Psychological causes of Vaginal Dis-Ease: Fear of intimacy, not necessarily just physical intimacy, but emotional as well.
You will find detailed symptoms and possible causes of vaginitis (candida, yeast Infection, and thrush) and bacterial vaginosis, including spiritual and psychological causes, and associated chakras are discussed in my e-book, "BV Be Gone!" for Highly Sensitive Women, below. as well as natural remedies for both.
"BV Be Gone!" for Highly Sensitive Women
Are you suffering from vaginitis or vaginosis? There is a difference. "BV Be Gone!" for Highly Sensitive Women explores this difference and shows you what to do to erase both without taking prescriptions or spending a fortune.
Maddeningly itchy or painful vaginal irritations and infections are no fun and can cause more serious health issues, Not to mention, they are hard on a woman's self-esteem, as well as promote more frequent or painful herpes breakouts in women living with HSV.
Here's what you'll learn.
The mistakes even doctors are known to make when it comes to vaginal terminology.
What you need to know about ‘bacterial communities’ in your vagina. I know, right?
Why an antibiotic will only work once and when.
What you need to know first before buying an over-the-counter vaginal product.
Which soothing therapies work best to relieve (and maybe cure) symptoms fast.
How diet plays a role and which single vitamin can erase your nonspecific vaginitis in 7 days.
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