Clitoris Infections

16 Oct

It can be incredibly embarrassing for a woman to ask her doctor about itching or burning around her clitoris, but infections of the clitoris and vagina are nothing to laugh about. Understanding the facts about infections of the vulvar region will help women to know their bodies and better explain their symptoms to their doctor to ensure a prompt recovery that involves as little embarrassment as possible.

Types

There are a variety of illnesses that can cause a woman’s clitoris to become infected. It is always important to see a doctor in order to get the proper diagnosis. Yeast infections are the most common cause of clitoris infections and are caused by an increase in fungus, or Candida albicans, in a woman’s genitalia. If the fungus gets under the hood of the clitoris, it can cause swelling and itching. Women who become infected might feel a constant burn in the infected area. Other types of infections or viruses that can affect the clitoris are herpes, trichomoniasis and vaginitis.

Complications

Infections, if left untreated, can present complications. Not properly treating a yeast infection or vaginitis when pregnant can lead to low birth weight or premature birth. You are also more likely to catch another disease when you have trichomoniasis, because your immune system is weakened.

Misconceptions

If infected with herpes know that there are medications you can take to prevent outbreaks and control vulvar itching. It is not an illness from which you will constantly suffer. The biggest misconception about yeast infections is thinking that they will go away without treatment. It is important to see a doctor who will properly diagnose your infection and prescribe to you the best course of action through either a home remedy or medication.

Prevention

To prevent herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), always use condoms when having sexual intercourse. Condoms are not 100 percent effective in preventing STDs, but they greatly reduce the risk of transmitting illness. Prevention of yeast infections and vaginitis also involves using condoms during sex. It is recommended not to have sex if one partner is infected. Women should avoid prolonged exposure to hot tubs or other means of soaking in warm, centralized bodies of water such as spas or bathtubs. Do not douche, as it could push bacteria further into the vagina.

Treatment

Over-the-counter anti-itch medication may be applied to the clitoris and vulvar region to help ease the symptoms of infection. Doctors may prescribe an antibiotic for infections. Yeast infections may react to over-the-counter medications such as Vagisil, but find out whether you truly have a yeast infection before using Vagisil. Medications lose their effect over time if used when not needed.

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One Response to “Clitoris Infections”

  1. Angel August 30, 2015 at 07:45 #

    Clitoral yeast infections can happen after antibiotics in even women who do not have sex at all. It is best to use clean water moistened q tips in the right hand while holding the vulva up with the left for better access. Take a q tip and twirl it gently under one side of the head under the hood. Use the other end to repeat going top to bottom. You will get cheesy pieces of matter and sometimes other lint, etc. do one side with as many as it takes of q tips to have nothing else come out. Repeat on the other side till clean. This can take some time and practice but the relief is almost immediate. It can be a bit uncomfortable when a lot is there but never painful. Make sure the swab is moist but not so moist that liquid runs into the vagina. If so some tissue can be placed there until done. This is best followed by a bath where any remaining debris can be cleaned off we’ll never use soap.

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