Female Infection

June 30, 2009 at 6:04 pm 1 comment

Female infections are a concern for most women. Often appearing in conjunction with the menstrual cycle or following it, these infections are often not a major problem, but there are some that can be life threatening.

Fortunately, there are ways for women to prevent many infections associated with reproductive organs. Adopting a proper hygienic routine during the menstrual cycle can be a major step toward preventing complications such as infections from arising in the first place.

Women who want to take a proactive approach to health and infection prevention are discovering that certain sanitary products can be very useful. Those that rely on anion technology are proving quite useful.

Infections In Women

Although not all infections related to women’s reproductive organs are directly associated with menstruation, it is during this time of the month that bacterial growth can be a strong risk. Menstrual flow, if left unchecked, can produce an environment that is perfect for the growth of a variety of bacteria.

Some of the infections that appear in conjunction with menstruation or after it include:

  • Yeast infections, which involve a fungal growth
  • Bacterial vaginosis, which can have a variety of sources and severity levels
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome, which can be potentially fatal

Vaginal yeast infections are caused by fungal growth in the vagina. This rather common occurrence is one that can present with many rather discomforting symptoms.

Women will find that yeast infections are fairly easy to treat and don’t seem to discriminate on who they happen to strike. They are, however, more frequent in women undergoing certain treatments or who have certain diseases.

Prevention of yeast infections is sometimes possible. It does take a careful touch to reduce the likelihood of this condition forming, however. Proper hygiene at all times of the month can make a difference.

What Causes Yeast Infections?

Yeast infections in the vagina are generally caused by Candida. This form of yeast is commonly found even in a healthy vagina. If it is allowed to grow unchecked, it can create problems for a woman. There are a number of things that can cause yeast to grow out of control within the vagina, they include such things as:

  • Taking certain antibiotics
  • High estrogen levels caused by hormone replacement or pregnancy
  • Certain illnesses like HIV or diabetes

Symptoms Of Yeast Infections

Yeast infections can have a number of symptoms that can be very disconcerting to a woman. They include:

  • Vaginal itching
  • Burning
  • Pain, especially painful intercourse and urination
  • Thick, cottage cheese like discharge

Treating Yeast Infections

Yeast infections are normally treated with over the counter antifungal medications. These might include creams or suppositories for topical application or tablets to be taken by mouth. In some cases, infections will clear up on their own. In certain instances, however, prescription strength antifungal medications might be needed.

Preventing Yeast Infections

It is sometimes possible to prevent yeast infections from forming by taking a few proactive steps. They include:

  • Wearing cotton underwear
  • Keeping moisture away from the vaginal area
  • Avoiding the use of scented pads and tampons
  • Frequently changing pads during the menstrual cycle

Vaginal yeast infections can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. While they are considered quite harmless in most cases, prevention is always a good approach to take.

The Benefits Of Anion Sanitary Pads

Women who want to take prevention a step further are discovering the potential benefits of specialized sanitary napkins that can improve oxygen flow and prevent bacterial growth. Sanitary napkins that have anion chips included in their design have been shown to not only slow or prevent bacterial growth, but also reduce odors, among other benefits.Female infections can range from those that cause itching, irritation and discomfort to types that may even lead to death. Preventing them is often possible when women take a proactive approach to menstrual management.

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1 Comment

  • 1. Bacterial Vaginosis  |  July 3, 2009 at 1:40 am

    There are many reasons that cause this type of discharge. Some important causes include ovulation, emotional distress, and sexual excitement; they all results in increased amounts of such secretion. To prevent such issues every woman must keep her genital area dry and clean. Also, it is advisable to use condoms to avoid STDs. One should not douche after menses or sexual intercourse and should have regular tests.

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