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An infection is the body’s reaction to disease-causing microbes (germs), such as fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Infections that frequently affect women include:
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Bacteria, fungi, and viruses live all around us. These tiny organisms can all cause infections. Usually your body’s immune systems keeps these germs at bay.
Some things that may increase the risk of infection include:
Symptoms vary according to the location, type, and severity of infection. The basic signs of infection include:
Treatment and prevention of infections depends on lifestyle habits, your risk factors, medical history, and the severity and type of infection.
Good hygiene practices can prevent many infections. For women, things can contribute to good hygiene include:
Douching is not recommended and may actually increase the risk of infection.
Most infections that affect women’s reproductive and urinary tracts are fungal or bacterial, so doctors at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals commonly prescribe antifungal and antibiotic medications to treat these infections. Some medications are inserted into the vagina or applied to the genital region. Others are taken by mouth.
Without treatment, infections can cause further complications, including infertility. Appropriate treatment relieves discomfort and pain and improves overall health.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican doctors offer complete care to treat women for infections in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.