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Vaginitis is a term for any infection or inflammation of the vagina.

Symptoms of vaginitis

In general, vaginitis may cause itching, irritation, or abnormal vaginal discharge.

There are a several different kinds of vaginitis, each with their own causes and symptoms:

Treatments for vaginitis

The key to treating vaginitis is knowing which kind you have.  The treatment must be specific to the type of vaginitis present.

It is important to remember that each type of vaginitis has a different treatment. Therefore it is very important to see a health care provider to be sure you are using the right treatment for your condition. Also, some kinds of vaginitis have no symptoms so it is important to have regular gynecologic exams.

Vaginitis Prevention

There are some things you can do to lower your chances of getting vaginitis.