Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Chemical Vaginitis Overview

What is chemical vaginitis?
A woman with chemical vaginitis has irritation of the lining of the vagina due to exposure to a chemical. Chemical vaginitis usually causes mild swelling, irritation and discharge.

What are the symptoms of chemical vaginitis?
Common symptoms include vaginal pain, vaginal discharge, vaginal redness, and vaginal itching. Some may complain of pain during urination.

How does the doctor treat chemical vaginitis?
Treatment for chemical vaginitis may include sitz baths, topical corticosteroids, and antibiotics. Antifungal medications may be necessary if a yeast infection develops.

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Last Updated: Aug 18, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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