What causes female vaginal infection?

What causes vaginal infections?

  • Bacterial infections. An overgrowth of certain bacteria naturally found in your vagina can cause BV.
  • Yeast infections.
  • Trichomoniasis.
  • Vaginal atrophy.
  • Douching.
  • Soap, body wash, and perfume.
  • Spermicidal contraceptives.
  • Tight-fitting or synthetic clothing.

How do I clear a vaginal infection?

Taking an antifungal medication for three to seven days will usually clear a yeast infection. Antifungal medications — which are available as creams, ointments, tablets and suppositories — include miconazole (Monistat 3) and terconazole.

What are the signs of infection in a woman?

Itching and irritation in the vagina and vulva. A burning sensation, especially during intercourse or while urinating. Redness and swelling of the vulva. Vaginal pain and soreness.

What is the best medicine for infection?

Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics such as amoxicillin, erythromycin and ciprofloxacin. There are many different types of antibiotic, with different ways of working; the choice depends on the type of infection you have.

Can sperm cause infection?

Semen is alkaline and the vagina is acidic, which means unprotected sex with a male partner may disrupt the natural balance of bacteria within your vagina. Unprotected sex with a male partner can also lead to STIs like chlamydia, gonorrhoea and HIV, as bacteria and viruses can be carried in semen and pre-cum.

Why does my husbands sperm make me smell?

If you have P-in-V sex, semen — which is alkaline and the opposite of your vagina’s acidic environment — can temporarily change your smell. V-to-V sex can also do it if your partner’s vaginal fluids get inside your V through tribbing, sharing a sex toy, or if they finger you after touching their V.