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Treatment for vulvovaginitis: medications and ointments

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The treatment of vulvovaginitis is recommended by the gynecologist in accordance with the type of inflammation and infection, as it may be caused by bacteria, fungi or the virus. In this way, depending on the infectious agent, the most suitable medication or ointment may be indicated to combat the microorganism and alleviate the symptoms. Find out more about vulvovaginitis.

When the symptoms of vulvovaginitis are recurrent, it is important to talk to the gynecologist so that a more appropriate complementary treatment can be indicated.

1. Medicines

Medications for vulvovaginitis should be indicated by the gynecologist to deal with the type of infection. Most cases of vulvovaginitis are caused by bacteria, indicating the use of oral antibiotics, such as metronidazole, amoxicillin or cephalosporin.



In el case of la vulvovaginitis caused by fungi, mainly by Candida albicans, the doctor may recommend the use of oral antifungals, such as fluconazole or ketoconazole; However, when the inflammation is caused by a virus, the use of antiviral drugs can be recommended.

These medications must be used according to the indications of the gynecologist, even if there are no more symptoms, so it is possible to guarantee the elimination of the infectious agent responsible for the vulvovaginitis.

2. ointments

The ointments with antimicrobial and antiseptic properties can be indicated in all cases of vulvovaginitis, recommending their application in the area of ​​inflammation, es decir, directly in the vagina.

In the case of bacterial vulvovaginitis, the use of ointments with metronidazole is usually indicated, although in case of vulvovaginitis by fungi, the ointment with miconazole or clotrimazole may be recommended.



As with medicines, ointments must be used according to the indications of the gynecologist, even if there are no more symptoms, it is possible to guarantee the correct elimination of the infectious agent and prevent recurrence.

3. Home treatment

The home treatment for vulvovaginitis should complement the treatment recommended by the doctor, and consists of the application of nystatin in the intimate region, the consumption of probiotics to regenerate the vaginal microbiota and toilet baths with tomillo and Romero, for example.

Likewise, it is important to maintain intimate hygiene and avoid the use of underwear made of synthetic fabric, creams or other products that can irritate the genital region, apart from recommending the use of clothing made with more natural and fresh fabrics, such as cotton.

Treatment for childhood vulvovaginitis

The treatment for infantile vulvovaginitis is similar to that used in adult women. However, there are specific factors for girls that prevent the emergence of vulvovaginitis, such as:

  • Change with frequency the child’s country;
  • Dejar, whenever possible, a la niña sin pañal;
  • Keep the skin of the intimate area of ​​the baby dry;
  • Use barrier creams, such as zinc and castor oil, in the intimate region.

In the event that the child develops dermatitis in the country, there may be a greater probability of suffering a colonization by Candida albicanswhich can cause the appearance of vulvovaginitis.

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