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Vaginitis is an irritation in the vagina.
Common Symptoms in the Vagina or Vulva Include:
Common Causes of Vaginitis Include:
Infections of the vulva or vagina
Irritation from douches, spermicides, or latex condoms
What is Vaginitis?
Vaginitis is an irritation most commonly caused by an infection of bacteria or yeast in the vagina, but can also occur due to dryness and vaginal changes associated with menopause. Vaginitis, or irritation in the vagina, can occur because of a reaction to certain chemicals or douches. Vaginitis often includes vaginal discharge, odor, and itching.
Women should be seen by a medical provider for this, as simple testing can be done to determine the source of irritation. Most forms of vaginitis can be treated.