Vaginal Candidiasis Vaginal Yeast Infection: Studies show that three out of every four women will experience a yeast infection at least once in their lives. A yeast infection is generally produces a white, mucus discharge from the vagina. Itching and irritation can also accompany the infection.
Several different factors can contribute to this including pregnancy, some antibiotics, or an already weaken immune system. Women going through either menopause or per-menopause can develop painful burning and itching in their vaginas.
With the lower levels of estrogen, the vaginal walls can become thin and dry. This can lead to pain occurring both during and after intercourse. Certain feminine hygiene products can contain harsh chemicals and perfumes that can cause the skin and tissue around the vagina to become irritated.
Lubricants, oils, creams, and even condoms can all cause burning and irritation after sex. Certain laundry detergents and perfumed soaps can also cause the vagina to become irritated and for sex to become painful.
This is an extremely rare condition that can occur in some women. It is more common in women who have already experienced menopause, and it can cause painful white spots to appear on the skin around the vulva. It is often accompanied by burning and itching sensations after intercourse, and can leave permanent scars on the vagina. What are The Treatments? Different causes of vaginal itching and burning require varying forms of treatments, and an examination by a health care professional is usually required.
All sexually transmitted diseases and bacterial vaginosis are treated with various antibiotics, while a yeast infection generally requires an antifungal ointment. Most of the antifungal medications can be purchased over the counter as either an ointment or a suppository. Itching and burning in the vagina after sex can often be treated with low doses of estrogen. Many women have found that the symptoms usually disappear on their own after menopause.
Using lubricating oils during sexual intercourse can also help to prevent any painful sensations from occurring. Creams and ointments containing male hormones can also help to relieve some of the itching and burning that might occur in the vaginal area.
If for any reason the symptoms persist or return, a health care professional should be consulted. Not only are these symptoms painful, they could be a sign of a more serious medical condition. Knowing that sex will be painful can cause problems in even the strongest of relationships. Sexual relations are a large part of the intimacy that partners share with each other, and without this intimacy a relationship will suffer.
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