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Diagnosis of Vulvovaginitis
Based on your symptoms, you have vulvovaginitis or inflammation of the vulva and vagina. This condition is common and can cause symptoms including itching, burning, discomfort, and discharge. It is often caused by an infection, but can also be caused by other irritants.
You’ve been prescribed ***. Please take *** and be sure to finish the entire course, even if you start to feel better before the medication runs out.
Continue to keep the vaginal area clean and dry and avoid douching as it can disrupt the balance of natural healthy bacteria in the vagina. Loose-fitting clothing can also help the area dry and prevent irritation.
Please let our office know if your symptoms have not improved by the end of the treatment course, or if your symptoms worsen.
Conduct a thorough history, including onset and characteristics of symptoms, sexual history, personal hygiene practices, and recent product use. A detailed physical exam is a must, focusing on discharge, lesions, erythema, or edema. Key tests include wet mount, KOH prep, vaginal pH, and when indicated, NAAT for STIs. For treatment, tailor the therapy to the specific cause: antifungals for yeast, antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis, and often just cessation of an irritant for contact dermatitis. Educate patients on proper genital hygiene, and always have a follow-up plan to ensure resolution.