Vaginal Infections and Urinary Tract Infections are common infections and easily curable , so don’t panic .If you are diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, please follow the below listed steps:
Vaginal Infections are also very bothersome and if you are diagnosed with one, remember over the counter medicines or telephonic consultation is not a good idea. You need to be examined by your gynaecologist. Commonly , these infections are candidiasis , bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis and the treatment differs for each of them. By a physical examination supported by a vaginal swab culture and sensitivity your doctor will be able to reach an appropriate diagnosis. Infections due to trichomonas will also require your partner to be treated even though he may be asymptomatic. Treatment will be either in the form of vaginal tablets or oral ones.
Vaginal washes during the period of infection and good perineal hygiene will be of great help.
Do remember to inform your doctor if you are using condoms / vaginal diaphragms /oral contraceptive pills or any other drugs. This is because allergic causes also need to be ruled out.
So take good care of your health !!!