Is It a Yeast Infection or Bacterial Vaginosis?

Yeast infection comes in two forms, acute yeast infection, which is easier to diagnose and chronic yeast infection, which when left undiagnosed and untreated will lead to the development of other serious disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and other diseases. This is due to the presence of the Candida Albicans, the infective agents that damages healthy cells leading to weakening of the force of good cells that can resist the invasion of these harmful agents.

Similar to bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection also manifests similar symptoms such as itching, burning sensation, discharge, and inflamed vaginal walls. There is however an identifying sign that will suggest that the condition is yeast infection – white coated tongue. This would be the determining factor if the patient were suffering from symptoms of bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection.

On the other hand, bacterial vaginosis is also caused by the imbalance in the acidic pH level of the vagina. Doctors believe that the condition is more common than yeast infection. Unlike yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis is not considered as a sexually transmitted infection. The condition may also be caused by the bacteria in the anus that has gone to the vagina usually through wrong wiping after a bowel movement. This is often the case in many girls that have been diagnosed to have bacterial vaginosis.

After learning about the factors related to BV versus a yeast infection, it will be easier for you to determine the proper steps to a succesful bacterial vaginosis cure.

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