Itch, odor, dryness, irritation and discharge are all vaginal discomforts that make many women feel self-conscious and embarrassed – in some cases even affecting their quality of life. Symptoms of vaginal infections are much more common than you probably think, but rest assured that most can be easily treated and prevented!
Itchiness is an aggravating and common vaginal symptom that is usually triggered by an overgrowth of the yeast Candida albicans, but sometimes has other causes, like dryness, irritants, sexually transmitted diseases or other infections. Find out how to treat and prevent vaginal itch here.
Discharge that has a light sweet or tangy smell is perfectly normal, but if you notice a strong, foul odor from the vagina, it’s probably a sign of bacterial imbalance or other infection. Read more about the causes of and treatments for vaginal odor here.
Women who are past menopause are particularly susceptible to a dry vagina because of a drop in estrogen production, but the condition can affect women of all ages. If you suffer from dryness, soreness and/or painful sex, find solutions to your discomforts here.
Discharge is the vagina’s clever self-cleaning system and normally nothing to worry about, but if the texture, color or smell of your discharge suddenly seems a bit off, an underlying infection could be to blame. Find out if your vaginal discharge is normal here.
If your vagina is red, irritated and burns every time you pee, it’s a sign of inflammation – and contrary to popular belief, the cause isn’t necessarily a urinary tract infection. Read more about the solutions for redness and burning in the vaginal area here.