In layman’s term, bacterial vaginosis or BV is a mild infection of the female genitalia due to bacteria imbalance. There are good and bad bacteria present in the female genitalia. When there’s an imbalance between the good and bad types of bacteria, that’s when BV occurs. BV is highly likely to be contracted by sexually active women although this infection is not considered as STD and therefore cannot be transmitted through intercourse. Experts can’t still say for sure what is causing the bacteria imbalance. They can only attribute the imbalance to certain factors such as having different sex partners and smoking.
Refraining from douching (washing out the vagina), wearing cotton underwear or none, decreasing hot baths, always cleaning from front to back (and the area in between), refraining from tight clothes such as skinny jeans, changing condoms if you practice anal and vaginal sex or develop itching or a rash after using a condom, using water only and if you have to, non scented, hypoallergenic, pH-balanced washes and changing cloth washing products should you suspect a skin reaction can help in preventing not only the symptoms of itch but other infections.
Actinomycosis (also known as Rivalta disease, big jaw, clams, lumpy jaw or wooden tongue) is an infection, commonly of the face and neck, that produces abscesses (collections of pus) and open-draining sinuses (tracts in the skin). Cervicofacial actinomycosis develops slowly. The area becomes hard, the overlying skin becomes reddish and swelling appears in the mouth and neck. Abscesses develop within and eventually drain to the surface where sulfur granules (yellowish gray masses), masses of filamentous (long, threadlike structure) organisms, may be found in the pus. Write down key personal information, including any possible exposure to areas with numerous birds or bats.
Most commonly, metronidazole is prescribed in a cream form that you insert vaginally once or twice a day for a certain number of days. It’s similar to how you would use Monistat – but do not use Monistat for this, it’s a completely different medicine and will not work. Sometimes it’s prescribed in pill form – but if you are experiencing pain or itching you may want to request the cream.
The United States Food and Drug Administration do not regulate herbs or supplements and quality may vary greatly depending on manufacturer. Some people may develop an allergic reaction to tea tree oil ranging from mild skin irritation to blistering rashes. People who ingest tea tree oil may develop potentially dangerous reactions even when used in small doses. The Mayo Clinic explains that reports or reactions to oral tea tree oil include autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal disturbance, drowsiness, lethargy, confusion, severe rash, uneven gait and even coma.