• genital
  • A doctor will examine the genital area to look for signs of other conditions and take a swab of the vaginal discharge for laboratory testing. (womhealth.org.au)
  • It is best to avoid douching, using perfumed talcs and deodorants in the genital area and using bubble-bath, soap, bath salts and shampoo when taking a bath (sitting in water that contains these products can disturb the natural environment in the vagina) ( 14 , 15 ). (womhealth.org.au)
  • A yeast infection can be sexually transmitted, especially through oral-genital sexual contact. (medbroadcast.com)
  • Soap, douching, other foreign agents inside the vagina are one way to wind up with genital infections like BV or yeast infections, because that pH balance in there can get upset and be unable to correct itself. (scarleteen.com)
  • BV also increases the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease PID, an infection and inflammation of the upper female genital tract that can have serious consequences, including infertility. (bacterial-vaginosis-treatment.com)
  • While the exact association between trichomoniasis infection and HIV genital shedding has not been consistently demonstrated, "there is good evidence that TV treatment reduces HIV genital shedding. (wikipedia.org)
  • healthy vaginal
  • It has been clinically shown that the RepHresh vaginal gel maintains a healthy vaginal pH. (bacterial-vaginosis-treatment.com)
  • O'Hanlon and Baeten found that 96% of Lactobacillus species from a healthy vaginal ecosystem produced H2O2 (L. jensenii and L. vaginalis produce the highest levels of H2O2), whereas only 6% of the lactobacilli recovered from women with BV produced H2O2. (wikipedia.org)
  • lactobacilli
  • Women in the study who douched regularly were also found to have less of the healthy lactobacilli in their vaginal tracts. (livestrong.com)
  • BV is defined by the disequilibrium in the vaginal microbiota, with decline in the number of lactobacilli. (wikipedia.org)
  • These higher levels of glycogen in the vaginal canal support the growth of lactobacilli over other bacterial species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, the predominance of lactobacilli in the vaginal canal creates a more acidic environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since the first description of lactobacilli by Döderlein, lactobacilli have been generally considered as the gatekeepers of the vaginal ecosystem. (wikipedia.org)
  • Moreover, lactobacilli normally help to prevent long-term colonization of the vagina by adhering to vaginal epithelial cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vaginal colonization by H2O2-producing lactobacilli has been associated with a decrease in the occurrence of bacterial vaginosis (BV). (wikipedia.org)
  • Only supraphysiologic concentrations of exogenous H2O2 (0.34% w/v, 100 mM) were sufficient to inactivate BV-associated bacteria at which concentration it more potently inactivated vaginal lactobacilli (L. crispatus, L. gasseri, L. iners and L. jensenii). (wikipedia.org)
  • In contrast, under optimal anaerobic growth conditions, physiological concentrations of lactic acid inactivated the BV-associated pathogens without affecting the vaginal lactobacilli. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vaginal lactobacilli produce antimicrobial peptides, i.e. bacteriocins such as lactocin 160 and crispasin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lactobacillus
  • Microbiome studies clearly document what has been known for three decades, namely that protective Lactobacillus species, L. crispatus and L. jensenii, are absent or markedly reduced in women suffering from bacterial vaginosis. (bacterial-vaginosis-treatment.com)
  • Lactobacillus iners, a relatively difficult organism to grow in vitro and previously unrecognized, is often present in bacterial vaginosis, although its causal role is unclear. (bacterial-vaginosis-treatment.com)
  • Many women treated bacterial vaginosis with Lactobacillus acidophilus supplements and yogurt containing live cultures for years but dietary lactobacillus has been shown ineffective. (infobarrel.com)
  • At increased risk of bacterial vaginosis are women who have multiple sexual partners or a new sexual partner, women who have sex with women and women whose vaginal environment does not produce adequate amounts of lactobacillus bacteria. (infobarrel.com)
  • A polymicrobial clinical syndrome caused by a profound change in vaginal microbiota from a dominant Lactobacillus to a highly diverse state and loads of bacterial anaerapies including Gardnerella vaginalis, Atopobium vaginae, Mobiluncus spp, Prevotella spp. (bacterial-vaginosis-treatment.com)
  • The composition of the bacterial population in pre-pubertal girls is dominated by staphylococcus species, in addition to a range of anaerobes, enterococci, E. coli, and lactobacillus. (wikipedia.org)
  • The primary colonizing bacteria of a healthy individual are of the genus Lactobacillus, such as L. crispatus, and the lactic acid they produce is thought to protect against infection by pathogenic species. (wikipedia.org)