>> Saturday, November 6, 2010
Vaginal itching, burning and inflammation are common vaginitis symptoms.
These symptoms are typical in vaginal yeast infection, but can also occur in bacterial vaginosis, but not in all cases though. If you experience vaginal itching/burning accompanied with a white to grayish vaginal discharge accompanied with a fishy odor, it could be bacterial vaginosis (BV).
The standard bacterial vaginosis treatment is with antibiotics, either in the form of oral table or vaginal cream/gel. The treatment will help eliminate the BV-causing bacteria, and thereby stop vaginal itching and other symptoms, eg discharge and foul odor.
However, the symptoms may come back before BV is completely eliminated. If this is the case, you may want to try some bacterial vaginosis over the counter treatment and natural remedies to reduce the severity of vaginal itching/burning.
Some OTC solutions include vaginal anti-itch creams, such as Vagisil and Vagi-gard.
Do note that these anti-itch creams only stop minor itching. They may only provide temporary relief to your symptoms, but do not cure BV if no other treatment is used to target the cause of the problem. Seeking appropriate medical treatment is necessary.