When you have a vaginal infection or vaginitis, it can affect your overall wellbeing and confidence. At the first sign of vaginitis, it’s important to get treatment. Request an appointment online or call now to make an appointment with nurse practitioner Raisa Howard, NP, at Womens Clinic LA. The practice has two convenient locations in Los Angeles and El Segundo, California, and is open six days a week.
When you have an infection, irritation or inflammation in your vagina, it is called vaginitis. Vaginal infections occur when the normal pH balance and environment of the vagina is disrupted. Any woman can develop vaginitis.
Depending on the type of infection you have, your symptoms will vary. Common symptoms include:
In most cases, vaginitis develops when your vagina’s pH balance has been threatened and altered due to some infection. When vaginitis occurs, one of the following causes is usually to blame:
Yes, some types of vaginitis aren't triggered by an infection. Some other contributors to the itching, burning, and discharge associated with vaginitis are:
The providers at Womens Clinic LA will select a treatment for you depending on the cause of your vaginitis. If your vaginitis is infectious, you will receive a prescription for an antibiotic.
If your vaginitis is bacterial, you may be prescribed a blend of several medications, including antibiotic creams or ointments, antibiotic shots, antifungals or oral antibiotic pills.
Besides your treatment, you’ll want to see that your partner is also cared for if you have an STD in conjunction with vaginitis. While you and your partner are being treated, you’ll need to discontinue any sexual activity for a couple of weeks.
Left untreated, vaginal infections can become quite serious. Call on the expert nurse practitioners at Womens Clinic LA to resolve vaginitis and its bothersome symptoms. Use the online scheduler or call our office to make an appointment today.