During the reproductive period, every woman has at least once felt and experienced discomfort caused by genital infections. To a bacterial infection usually occurs to disturbances of acidic environment of the vagina, or due to the disturbance of balance and overgrowth by saprophytic bacteria that make up the normal microflora of the vagina.
Symptoms that are accompanied by pain, difficult urination, burning sensation, itching, and warmth usually causes three categories of microorganisms - mycoplasma, chlamydia and ureaplasma.
1. Ureaplasma in women
What is ureaplasma?
Ureaplasma are tiny microorganisms that belong to the group of mycoplasmas and make a normal microflora lining of the vagina. They differ from bacteria and viruses because they have no cell wall; may be cultured outside the body; require live organisms for their reproduction, but as bacteria, ureaplasma are not resistant to antibiotics.
When ureaplasma does appear?
• A large percentage of women who have problems with ureaplasma are the category of women in menopause, because then the vaginal mucosa is dry, secret less mucus and is therefore susceptible to vaginal infections.
• The emergence of increased multiplication of ureaplasma is often present in pregnant women.
• For women who have more partners in a short period of time and due to unprotected intercourse, the occurrence of vaginal ureaplasma infection is almost inevitable.
• In other cases, ureplasma occurs most often during the hot summer months, due to poor sanitation, due lack of personal hygiene or the use of contraceptive pills.
What is the way of transferring ureaplasma?
The main and the only way of transmission ureaplasma is through sexual contact and mainly in unprotected intercourse or in often change of sexual partners.
In the event that the laboratory findings determine the presence of ureaplasma in women, antibiotic therapy is undergoing both women and men in order to prevent further spread of infection.
What is known for sure is the fact of the impossibility of transferring ureaplasma through accessories for hygiene, sanitation, towels, swimming pools and the like.
What are the symptoms of vaginal infections caused by ureaplasma?
Vaginal infections caused by ureaplasma, usually passes without pronounced symptoms in most cases.
Symptoms that may occur, and often go ignored, are:
- Continuous, dull pain in the lower abdomen or around the genitals
- Feeling of burning, tingling, itching or pain when urinating
- The occurrence of vaginal secretions in large quantities, with the changed color and scent (smell like Fish)
- Changes in the texture and consistency (row, blurred)
- Vaginal bleeding out of the cycle
- Fatigue and lethargy
2. Chlamydiosis and mycoplasmosis
In addition ureaplasma, as one of usual vaginal infective agents in women as infective agents of vaginal infections in women also appearing mycoplasma and chlamydia.
Vaginal infections caused by chlamydia and mycoplasma are primarily sexually transmitted diseases without accompanying symptoms.
The most common finding of chlamydia or mycoplasma is in the inflammatory infections of the cervix or state of endometriosis. If the weather is not detected and not treated, may cause long-term consequences for the reproductive health of women.
What are the symptoms of vaginal infection caused by chlamydia and mycoplasma?
As with other bacterial infections, mycoplasmosis and genital chlamydiosis passes asymptomatic. However, in some cases may occur:
- Vaginal itching, burning, annealing
- Pain during urination
- Pain in the lower abdomen
- Bleeding out of the cycle
- Changes in appearance, odor, vaginal secretions
The natural ways of treating vaginal bacterial infections
Basic therapy in treatment of vaginal bacterial infections implies the use of antibiotics. Most frequently these are from the group of tetracycline and erythromycin.
The use of antibiotics leaves behind certain consequences in the form of disrupting the microflora in the gut, but also on microflora in vaginal mucosa. It is therefore necessary to include natural remedies as an accompanying therapy with the antibiotic treatment of vaginal bacterial infections in women.
• Herbal preparations as natural remedies against ureaplasma, mycoplasma and chlamydia
Herbs are natural remedies that are not harmful and do not have unwanted effects as antibiotics. Herbal medicines in the treatment of vaginal infections, you can use freely, because many plants can be natural antibiotics, due to substances that contain.
1. Garlic - the simplest and quite effective method in the natural treatment of bacterial infections of vaginal origin. In this case, it is best to eat daily 4 - 5 cloves of garlic. Garlic is a natural antibiotic.
Another way is to wrapped clove garlic in gauze to prepare form of tampon and administered vaginally. Keep a couple of hours, and then pull it out.
2. Tea Tree Essential Oil - available in health food stores. It has strong antibacterial properties. It is enough to put a few drops of essential oil in water for the elution.
3. Apple cider vinegar - is naturally acidic compound that restores the acidic pH of the vaginal environment. It also has a strong antibacterial property of the whole organism. The recipe for the application of apple cider vinegar - pour a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath. Lie down in the bath for the next 15-20 minutes.
4. Barley - take a spoonful of barley grain, put in a litter of water and cook for 10-15 minutes. Thereafter, strain and drink. It can reduce the burning sensation and inflammation.
5. Calendula - calendula tea boiled in a little water. Soak a clean cloth and use this tea outside. Eliminates inflammation, soothe the burning sensation.
6. Echinacea - is a good immunostimulant. It is important for bacterial infections.
7. Cabbage leaves – The traditional remedy witch relieves itch and pain in the genital area. Finely chop the cabbage leaves, wrap in cheesecloth and put them in underwear. Spend the night with.
8. Fenugreek - a teaspoon of seeds put in a little water and leave overnight. Drink this water two mornings on an empty stomach. Fenugreek is good in maintaining normal hormonal balance and consequently acts on the state of the microflora of the genital tract.
9. Turmeric - as a powder dissolves in milk and drink.
10. Oil of cedar - can be instilled into the water for bath, along with a pinch of salt. It eliminates itching, redness and burning sensation.
11 Cranberry - can be drunk as a tea or fresh juice. It has a strong antibacterial effect.
12. Hydrogen peroxide and boric acid - are used exclusively outside! Not suitable for indoor use! They are used as disinfectants genital region.
Quick tips about nutrition and hygiene in the fight against vaginal infections
1. Yogurt - fermented dairy product, which will restore the acidic environment of vaginal mucosa, and multiply the good probiotic bacteria. The bacteria called Lactobacillus acidophilus found in yogurt and probiotic will regain your normal vaginal microflora to normal. This is a friendly bacteria of organism and natural probiotic.
2. Every day you enter through food sufficient amounts of vitamin E and vitamin C. Increase the intake of citrus fruits, vegetables, fresh foods, pomes and stone fruits (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds).
Vitamin E is found in foods such as broccoli, spinach, and kiwi. It is very important in maintaining the body's immune system.
Vitamin C enters through the freshly squeezed juice, the juice of cranberries or blueberries. This will restore the normal acidity of your genital tract and be protected from ureaplasma, mycoplasma and chlamydia.
3. Folic acid - is very important in fighting bacterial vaginitis. It helps in strengthening the immune system, is important for the normal development of the fetus. It is located in spinach, whole grain.
4. Avoid foods that are high in sugar - white bread, pasta, biscuits, and sweets. This exacerbates the already advanced bacterial infections, because bacteria '' prefer 'sweet and a lot faster then proliferate. Use wholemeal bread, rice in the daily diet.
5. Saturated fats, such as salty snacks, meat, eggs, milk, and butter should be avoided because studies have shown a close link with the appearance of vaginal infections. One reduced immunity, change the acidic pH of the vaginal mucosa, thus allowing propagation of 'bad' bacteria.
Unsaturated fatty acids are preferred. They are found in fish and cold pressed oils.
6. Avoid wearing tight, tight clothing, which tightens. Take care of personal hygiene and intimate hygiene. Wear cotton underwear, not synthetics. Do not use too much soap, perfumed resources as this distorts the optimal ph of mucosa.