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The first step in treating vaginitis is prevention. Prevention measures include seeking regular medical care throughout a lifetime. Regular medical care allows a health care professional to best evaluate the risks of catching sexually transmitted diseases that can cause vaginitis and regularly test for them. These measures greatly increase the chances of catching and treating sexually transmitted diseases in their earliest stages before serious complications occur.
Other preventive measures include abstaining from sexual activity or having sex only within a mutually monogamous relationship in which neither partner is infected with a sexually transmitted disease. Condoms also provide some protection against sexually transmitted diseases when used properly.
Treatment for vaginitis due to a sexually transmitted diseases caused by a bacteria, such as, chlamydia or by the parasite trichomoniasis, includes oral antibiotic medication. Genital herpes is not curable, but can be controlled to various degrees with antiviral medications, minimizing the irritation and pain it can cause to the vaginal area.
It is also important to abstain from sexual activity until a health care provider says it's safe to engage in sex. It is also vital to notify all sexual partners of any infection, even if they have no symptoms, so they can seek medical care and treatment and do not re-infect you.
Vaginitis caused by a yeast infection includes antifungal creams or pills. Treatment of a non-infectious vaginitis caused by a sensitivity or allergy to a certain substance includes avoiding exposure to the substance. Topical creams may be prescribed to ease the discomfort of itching and burning.
Some of the possible treatments for Vaginitis from various sources may include:
The following treatments are listed for Vaginitis in our knowledge base:
Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Vaginitis in various sources may include:
Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Vaginitis:
More causes: not all possible causes for Vaginitis are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Vaginitis.
Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.
The following list of conditions have 'Vaginitis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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