Inflammatory and infectious diseases (Vulvitis) (Nursing management…
Inflammatory and infectious diseases (Vulvitis)
This is an inflammation of the vulva
• colored or perfumed toilet paper
• vaginal sprays or douches
• shampoos and hair conditioners
• laundry detergents
• topical creams and medications
Provided that any underlying cause is accurately diagnosed, vulvitis is easily treated. Itching and other typical symptoms can usually be resolved within weeks of diagnosis and treatment.If the inflammation is thought to be a result of reduced estrogen due to menopause, a doctor may prescribe a topical estrogen cream.
Assessment and common findings
• itching, redness, burning, and swelling
• soreness, and thickened or white patches
• vaginal discharge
• Prevention of STIs is through abstinence or condom use.
• Reducing stress, getting enough sleep and a nutritious, healthful diet can be helpful.
• Treating yeast or other infections promptly
• Vaginal infections
• Genital herpes
• Fungal infections
• Vaginal douching
Measures to relieve irritation should be employed
Sitz bath with a dilution of savlon
An external application of low dosage steroid