Is extremely common condition and is known as an inflammation or infection of the vagina.

Vulvovaginitis – refers to the area of the vulva

Can be caused by a variety of microbes and irritants

Vaginal pH is typically 4.5 or less

Lactobacillus, a bacteria, is typically found as normal flora.

Symptoms

-    Irritation
-    Pain
-    Discomfort
-    Burning
-    Redness
-    Unusual vaginal discharge
-    Itching
-    Foul odor
-    and others

Causes:

1.)    Candidiasis – fungal
2.)    Gardnerella – Bacteria
3.)    Gonorrhea – Bacteria
4.)    Chlamydia – Bacteria
5.)    Herpes – Viral
6.)    Parasites
7.)    Hormonal
8.)    Allergy or Irritation
9.)    Foreign Body

When infection occurs pH will change and different types of bacteria have taken over.

Treatment:

-    Antibiotics
-    Antifungal Creams
-    Antibacterial Creams
-    Topical Estrogen

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