WHAT IS NONSPECIFIC VAGINITIS?
A suffix of 'itis' means inflammation of the part to which 'itis' is added. In this case it means inflammation or infection of the vagina. Non-specific vaginitis implies that any of several agents, including gardnerella, escherichia coli, mycoplasma, streptococci, staphylococci and viruses could have caused the infection. These infections are contagious and are transmitted to sexual partner(s). In addition to vagina, it can also affect urethra, bladder, and skin around the genitals.
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED
Female adolescents and adults.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Severity of the following symptoms varies between women and from time to time in the same woman:
RISK INCREASES WITH
HOW TO PREVENT
Secondary bacterial infection of the vagina.
Usually curable in 2 weeks with treatment. Sexual partner must be treated simultaneously.
Your doctor may prescribe:
To protect clothing from creams or suppositories, use a thin sanitary pad or panty liner. Store suppositories in the refrigerator. After treatment, you must ask your doctor for a prescription, so you can begin treatment quickly if the infection recurs. Follow the prescription directions carefully.
Avoid overexertion, heat and excessive sweating. Delay sexual relations until after treatment is complete.
No special diet.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR, IF