What is Vaginal Infection:
One can get a vaginal infection if bacteria, fungi or viruses grow in and around your vagina. While it’s normal for some types of bacteria to live inside the vagina, other types of bacteria, viruses and fungi shouldn’t be there. Some vaginal infections are common – around three-quarters of women will have thrush at some stage in their lives.
Diagnosis is usually made based on the symptoms and results of urine tests and, occasionally, vaginal cultures (samples sent to the lab). Treatment is based on the organism causing the infection. Depending on the cause of the infection, health care practitioner may prescribe vaginal suppositories, anti-fungal pills, or antibiotics (as pills or an injection). Treatment varies depending on the form of vaginitis, the severity of infection, duration of infection, recurrence of infection and also on pregnancy.