In medicine, vaginitis is "inflammation of the vagina characterized by pain and a purulent discharge." Common causes are trichimonas vaginalis, candida albicans, and gardnerella vaginalis. Atrophic vaginitis, however, is a different syndrome, not involving infection.
- Candida albicans usually causes itching and the absence of this finding helps exclude this pathogen.
- Gardnerella vaginalis usually causes foul and the absence of this finding helps exclude this pathogen.
Probiotics may reduce recurrences.
Atrophic vaginitis may respond to a pH-Balanced gel.
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