Vaginitis, a common gynaecological complaint, refers to the Inflammation of the female genital tract. It is characterised by a Painful, sometimes whitish, discharge.
One common form of Infection, identified by persistent or recurrent urethritis, is trichomoniasis. The spread of vaginitis, if caused by an Infection, can lead to other pelvic inflammatory diseases.
Treatment includes antimicrobial sprays and proper personal hygiene. Periodic examinations are also helpful.
Garlic (2, 7)
Vitamin A (3)
Vitamin C (4)
Vitamin E (5)
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