• creams
  • Atrophic vaginitis responds best to hormonal therapy with vaginal creams or hormone-replacement therapy by mouth. (drugs.com)
  • candidal
  • Most candidal infections result in minimal complications such as redness, itching, and discomfort, though complications may be severe or even fatal if left untreated in certain populations. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptom
  • A dry, irritated vaginal lining, which may be particularly uncomfortable or painful during intercourse, is usually a more prominent symptom of atrophic vaginitis. (drugs.com)
  • The most common symptom is vaginal itching, which may be severe. (wikipedia.org)
  • In young children, the only symptom of a urinary tract infection (UTI) may be a fever. (wikipedia.org)
  • intercourse
  • If possible, women should abstain from vaginal intercourse for at least 24 hours prior to the visit as the presence of semen, lubricants or spermicides can make the diagnosis of a vaginal infection more difficult. (womhealth.org.au)
  • You may be asked to avoid douching, sexual intercourse or using any vaginal medications before your visit, for accurate test results. (bcm.edu)
  • While infections may occur without sex, a high frequency of intercourse increases the risk. (wikipedia.org)
  • genital area
  • but because they do not cover the entire genital area, the spread of infection can still occur. (prezi.com)
  • 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)
  • gonorrhea
  • It causes the sexually transmitted genitourinary infection gonorrhea as well as other forms of gonococcal disease including disseminated gonococcemia, septic arthritis, and gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum. (wikipedia.org)
  • Untreated infection may spread to the rest of the body (disseminated gonorrhea infection), especially the joints (septic arthritis). (wikipedia.org)