How to treat vulvitis?
Vulvit is an inflammatory process localized in the area of the woman's external genitalia. If vulvitis develops, treatment may require a fairly limited area of the disease, and a common process involving internal genitalia, most often the vagina.
Quite often there is vulvitis in a child, the disease is most susceptible to girls under 10 years old - one of the causes of this pathology can be considered low protective abilities of the vagina. Often, for the same reason, caused by an age-related decline in the level of sex hormones, vulvitis occurs in women of advanced age.
Effective treatment of vulvitis
Vulvit can be primary, developing as an independent disease or secondary - the disease develops against the background of other problems of female genital organs. Primary vulvitis can arise due to non-observance of personal hygiene or disorders in the work of the body, one of the most common causes is diabetes mellitus.
Vulvites also differ in origin: infectious or non-infectious. And another classification - on the course of the disease, acute or chronic. If the diagnosis is made of vulvitis, the treatment should be prescribed only after the cause of the disease has been established. If vulvitis is secondary, it makes sense to identify the primary disease and conduct its treatment.
Treatment of vulvitis in women is based on the removal of inflammation. As disinfectants used herbal decoctions and special preparations for the treatment of vulvitis, which include a variety of ointments, powders and creams.
If inflammation is associated with inflammatory processes of the vagina, candles from vulvitis are also used. To treat vaginal infections, douches and drugs with systemic action can be used - they are taken internally.
Vulvit in girls may require treatment, because overly rough manipulation or use of local remedies can lead to the destruction of the hymen, even in patients of the first years and even months of life. One of the causes of this disease is a violation of hygiene, in particular, improper care for the child's genitals. Vulvit can develop in the first years of a child's life because of improper or untimely washing, and when using products that are not suitable for children's hygiene.
This disease can cause fecal matter to enter the vagina and the child's external genitalia, the chances of inflammation increase if the child has worms, because the pinworms( helminth larvae) have the ability to move around the skin and mucous membranes and can crawl into the labiaand in the vagina. In this case, in addition to the local treatment of vulvitis, it is necessary to eliminate the cause - to revise the technique of conducting hygienic procedures and to prescribe the reception of anthelmintic drugs that are allowed according to age criteria.
Folk remedies in the fight against the disease
For the treatment of vulvitis for centuries, decoctions and herbal medicinal herbs have been used, and such treatment has proved itself only on the positive side and has received positive reviews from the doctors of traditional medicine. Many factory preparations for the treatment of vulvitis include an extract of chamomile in their composition, you can prepare a decoction from this plant yourself.
Chamomile is widely used in medicine due to its antiseptic properties. To brew dried camomile grass follows from the calculation - one tablespoon( 20 grams) of a dry mixture on a glass of water, to insist from 30 minutes, to apply for rinsing of external genitals and syringing. Also from the received infusion it is possible to do lotions, imposed on 2-3 hours.
If vulvitis is diagnosed, treatment at home can be done by collecting from equal parts of mother-and-stepmother, sweetbread and wintergreen. The mixture of herbs is poured with water at the rate of: a glass of liquid for three teaspoons of herbs( ready-mixed), brought to a boil and left on low heat for 10-15 minutes. The solution is cooled to room temperature and used for rinsing or syringing.
Treatment of candidal vulvitis can also be performed using folk remedies. Effective for rinsing decoctions of viburnum and St. John's wort. In addition, you can take freshly squeezed nettle juice, one teaspoon three times daily before meals - this drug contains a large number of vitamins, has anti-inflammatory and antipruritic effect. Antibacterial lotions can be made from fresh juvenile juice.