Medical information about Vulvitis treatment and symptoms. Vulvitis is inflammation of the vulva that may caused by trauma (mechanical and chemical irritations), hygienic neglect, urinary or vaginal contamination, local allergic to clothing, detergent or drugs. In adult women, vulvitis are frequent caused by trichomonal vaginits and mycotic infections. There are two types of vulvitis; Acute vulvitis and Chronic Vulvitis.
Acute vulvitis symptoms, acute vulvitis presents with marked edema and erythema of the vulva, burning and pruritis. Pain may be so severe that the patient can neither sit nor walk. Ulceration, postules or vesical formation may be present.
Chronoc Vulvitis Symptoms, in chronic vulvitis the inflammatory reaction is less severe. Edema may be minimal or elephantiasis. With intractable pruritis, excoriation and secondary infection are common. Ulcerative lesion may destroy the vulva or produce a pappilary fungating lesion.
The treatment for vulvitis depend on the cause, specific symptoms, age, general health and medical history.
Acute Vulvitis Treatment,
- Cold compresses may give immediate relief of acute vulvitis
- Hot compresses if inflammatory predominant
- Wear loose cloth, absorbent clothing
- Oral Anti histamine to reduce inflammation and allergy
- Topical or systemic corticosteroids are useful in treating inflammation and pruritus.
- The vulvitis causal factor should be treated correctly (bacterial or fungus infection)
Chronic Vulvitis Treatment
Hydrocortisone cream or ointment is usually help
Prolonged treatment is required in addition to correcting the underlying pathologic state and encouraging cleanliness.
Since a premaligant or malignant lesion may be present, prompt biopsy may be useful
How is vulvitis diagnosed
General physical examination, blood test, and urinalysis are necessary to determine if you have vulvitis.