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What is vaginitis?

Vaginitis, also called vulvovaginitis, is an inflammation of the vagina and possibly, the vulva. Vaginitis affects women of all ages but is most common during the reproductive years. Connect with an Alpha Provider online to get a diagnosis and treatment.

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Treatment for vaginitis will depend on the type of vaginitis you are diagnosed with. Common treatments include prescription antibiotics and vaginal creams or gels.

Bacterial Vaginosis
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This results from a change of the normal bacteria found in your vagina to overgrowth of other organisms.

Treatment includes: several different prescription-only antibiotics can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis. They can be taken by mouth or inserted into the vagina as a cream, gel, or suppository.

Yeast Infection
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This results from an overgrowth of yeast (Candida) in the vagina.

Treatment includes:

  • Prescription-only anti-fungal medications taken by mouth
  • Over-the-counter prescription gels or creams inserted into the vagina
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This is a non viral sexually transmitted infection which is caused by a parasite and spread through sex.

Treatment includes a single dose of an antibiotic by mouth. Sexual partners must be treated to prevent the infection from recurring.

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Learn About Vaginitis

Do you have vaginitis? What are the symptoms and how can you prevent it? Follow tips from our Alpha Providers.

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  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Thin, dark/dull gray discharge
  • Strong, fishy odor


  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Painful urination
  • Painful intercourse
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge


  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Fishy odor
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Painful urination
  • Yellow-gray or green discharge
Tips & Advice
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  • Wear cotton underwear
  • Include probiotics in your diet
  • Use condoms
  • Don't douche
  • Wipe from front to back after using the toilet
  • Urinate after sex
  • Change tampons and pads frequently

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