What is the Vaginitis?
The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.
However, for most women, the most common form of vaginitis is that caused by a yeast infection.
Because this is the most common form of vaginitis, this is therefore the particular form of infection that is going to be investigated and analyzed in this book. In this book, you are going to discover:
• Exactly what a yeast infection of this nature is;
• Why it happens;
• Why it is so often difficult to stop it coming back again time after time – this is something that you absolutely have to know;
• What you can do to prevent the condition occurring in the first place; and
• How to treat the condition when it does arise.
This post is not written with the intention of creating anything that resembles a medical-textbook style document, however.
On the contrary, it is intended to be a straightforward, no-nonsense guide to this particular form of yeast infection that can act as a practical hands-on guide to what to do and what not to do should you be unfortunate enough to contract this kind of infection.
As it is estimated that at some time in their lives, three out of every four women will suffer vaginitis caused by a yeast infection, the chances are pretty high that you might suffer one day even if you have been fortunate enough not to have done so thus far.
By reading this book and learning what causes the condition and what you can do to prevent it, you can reduce or perhaps even remove the chances of a yeast infection becoming an embarrassing, itchy or even painful part of you life.
As prevention of any medical condition is always better than having to cure that condition after it has already set in, the information you are going to pick up from reading this book is absolutely essential for every woman, irrespective of their age or their country.
The general yeast infection facts that you must know…
What is yeast?
Yeast is a fungus, so it is a close cousin of mushrooms, toadstools, truffles and puffballs. According to current scientific research, over
100,000 different types of fungus have already been identified, but some estimates suggest that as many as 1.5 million different strains of fungi could exist.
Fungi are not plants, because they lack the chlorophyll that is a primary characteristic of plants. Another factor that distinguishes fungi from plants is their inability to make their own food.
They inhabit climates that range anywhere from cool to tropical, and can be found even in the air that we breathe every day. Fungi will most commonly be found in moist environs, so that they thrive in leftover foods and fruit materials, damp, windfall leafs, soil, manure, brackish water and any other similar environment where nourishment is readily available.
Many fungi are ‘good’ as far as man is concerned. For example, in addition to mushrooms and truffles, without fungus we would have no bread or beer, because it is the yeast that is added to the bread or beer making process that turns it into what it eventually becomes.
Without fungus, the world would be one enormous landfill site, because it is fungus that breaks down trash and thereby returns it to the constituent parts that are eventually returned to the soil.
So, fungi have many characteristics for which we should be grateful. That is not however always true…
You are covered in (and full of) fungus….
Whilst it may sound a bit unpleasant, almost from the moment we are born, every person on the face of the earth is living in their own
personal primordial soup of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi and yeast. These microbes live on your skin, in your mouth, nose and digestive tract so that every part of you both externally and internally is awash with microbes from the moment you are born until you take your very last breath.
It is estimated that among these micro-organisms that live on and in you throughout your life, there are several hundred different types of yeasts. Fortunately, only a very small handful of these yeast cultures
are potentially harmful, with the primary cause of yeast infections being one particular strain known as Candida albicans.
Below you will find some recipes for treating vaginitis:
A plain tea bag soaked in the water and then cooled in the refrigerator can be applied externally to the genitals. This gives relief especially in the case of itching. It is one of the effective home remedies for bacterial vaginits.
Shallow bath or taking a normal bath may not help you. It may irritate your genital tissues. Always bath with warm water.
Always keep your bath-tub clean. The bathtubs are considered to be regular germ storage sites! Use disinfectants available in the market and keep microorganisms under controls.
Wash the affected are with one of the best formulae of Ayurveda, called Triphala decoction. It is a popular herbal and home remedy for bacterial vaginits.
One can go for putting gauze piece in the affected area containing the herb Triphala. This is also one of the good home remedies for bacterial vaginits.
Rinse your underwear and panties thoroughly. Mind it you live with your germs all the times. Try to use some disinfectant solution for cloth-washing.
Studies reveal that an eight-ounce serving of yogurt help women with recurrent bacterial vaginits. These women need fewer courses of antibiotics.
Try to give up the non-vegetarian diet in excess.
Restrict taking alcohol and junk food.
Avoid fermented food like pickles which may give rise to infections.
Always wipe up from front to back whenever you visit toilet and take care the germs are not transferred from anal region to genital areas.
Have at least four ounces of pure cranberry juice. This is said to fight against the bacterial infections. It is one of the common home remedies for bacterial vaginits.
Usage of cold compress will alleviate the swelling and itching of the vagina.
Never go for tight clothing. Try to wear cotton and somewhat loose panties which can absorb the moisture and other secretion preventing the infections.
Continue to Part 2 “How To Get Rid Of Yeast Infection‘
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