Of these three, BV is the most common cause. Estrogen keeps the tissues of vagina well lubricated and healthy — it stimulates the lining of vagina to produce a clear, lubricating fluid. Stop using the product you think might be responsible for the irritation. A sitz bath — a warm, shallow tub filled with warm water and sometimes salt added in — may ease pain and discomfort. As it often affects the vulva as well, it is often mistaken for yeast infections. Periods, pregnancy, and intercourse can all cause swelling in the vaginal area, including the vaginal lips labia. If left untreated, symptoms which can cause significant discomfort can persist.
Yeast infections can occur if you're taking antibiotics, if you have high levels of estrogen for instance, during pregnancy or if you are taking oral contraceptive pillsif you have uncontrolled diabetes, or if your immune system is suppressed.
Vaginal Infections and Vaginitis
Irritant vaginitis is often caused by just that — some sort of irritant. Pharmaceutical azole antifungal creams, anti-itch products and other alternative therapies. Contact your doctor if symptoms return after treatment. Non-Infectious Vaginitis Sometimes itching, burning, and even discharge happen without an infection. If left untreated, symptoms which can cause significant discomfort can persist. Trichomoniasis causes vaginal soreness and, sometimes, abdominal discomfort.