Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina commonly caused by a bacterial (bacterial vaginosis) or fungal (yeast or Candida) infection. Two lesser encountered causes of vaginitis are vaginal atrophy which may occur after menopause with reduced estrogen levels and trichomoniasis (trich). Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a parasitic infection.
Closely related to vaginitis is vulvitis. Vulvitis is an inflammation of the external female genital organs. This infection can also be a bacterial, fungal, or parasitic in origin.
Most women (75%) will experience vaginitis in their lifetime. A symptom of bacterial vaginosis is a discharge, most commonly grey or white, with an unpleasant odor. Not all with bacterial vaginosis will experience this. Discharge may also be a symptom of a yeast infection but the discharge will be thick and white, almost the consistency of cottage cheese and without odor. Intense itching in the vulvar or vaginal area is also common.
For a yeast (fungal) infection – see the protocols under Candida to address the infection. Consider Lavender topically to sooth discomfort.
For a bacterial infection – 2 – 5 drops each of Lavender and Melaleuca added to 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and soak into a tampon. Use nightly for a full week. Also consider Frankincense.
For Trichomonas vaginalis infection – some in the literature have suggested Peppermint and Melaleuca. Medical treatment uses a strong antibiotic. Possibly consider Oregano for its strong antibacterial properties. Dilute to avoid burning sensation.
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