Vaginal thrush – how do you treat vaginal mycosis?

Vaginal mycosis is a yeast infection in the genital area, which in most cases goes hand in hand with an inflammation of the vulva – the outer genital area – and the vagina. The most common cause of vaginal thrush is the so-called Candida albicans yeast, which above all thrives in environments with little oxygen and at normal body temperatures (between 36.5 and 37.4°C). In about 10% of affected women, vaginal thrush does not heal fully and keeps returning, a condition which is known as chronic recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis.

Treating vaginal thrush with vaginal gel

The Plasma Liquid® GYN Vaginal Gel offers a hormone-free treatment of vaginal thrush. The gel is applied topically to the outer areas of the labia, with an immediate and long-lasting effect. The vaginal gel is ideal for both internal and external use. It supports the healing of damaged skin and mucous membranes, and can also be used together with tampons and condoms. Besides regulating the vaginal moisture, Plasma Liquid® GYN Vaginal Gel also reduces unpleasant odours in the genital area.

Plasma Liquid GYN® Vaginal Gel is a ready-to-use gel for prophylactic treatment against infection, moisture regulation, and regulating odours in the female genitalia. It supports the healing of damaged skin and mucous membranes.

Our products copy the body's natural immune system and strengthen the immune response. The body can usually successfully fight inflammation and infections. There are no known side effects or allergies and the products are tolerated well.

Plasma Liquid® GYN Vaginal Gel is effective with all germ-related female genital conditions – above all for conditions such as vaginal thrush, but it usually also combats bacteriological ailments in an effective and quick manner.

The highly effective Plasma Liquid® GYN vaginal gel is quick and easy to use. The product is ideal for both internal and external use. Our vaginal gel regulates moisture and offers optimal prevention against infections, while eliminating unpleasant odours in the genital area.

Plasma Liquid® GYN Vaginal Gel is absolutely painless and easy to use: Screw the applicator onto the tube and remove the cover of the applicator. Insert the applicator into the vagina and apply approx. 1–3 ml of vaginal gel per application. You can also apply a small amount of the gel to the outside of the applicator before inserting it, which helps insert the applicator. When using the gel on the external genitalia, thinly spread a sufficient amount over the affected areas. Repeat the application up to three times a day, as needed and in line with medical advice.

Just like all our other products, our Plasma Liquid® GYN Vaginal Gel has been dermatologically tested to determine skin and mucous membrane tolerability and received a rating of "very good".

Vulvovaginal mycosis is a very common infectious condition. On average, every woman is affected at least once a year. Vaginal mycosis therapy as a key component of self-medication. The problem of thrush lies in the high rate of recurrence. In about 10% of affected women, the condition returns, often several times a year. Many patients become desperate and seek professional advice, increasingly also at pharmacies. The intimate nature of the ailment and the interplay between various sources of infection, transmission mechanisms, and predisposing factors make mycosis a demanding illness requiring a lot of consultation.

Yeast infections: vaginal mycoses should be taken seriously

Even though vaginal mycoses are no longer seen as sexually transmitted diseases, many women still consider them to be taboo. It's important to know that yeast infections pose health risks, as they can result in ascending infections of the urinary tract. Many women visit pharmacies with complaints, especially after long, hot summers full of trips to the swimming pool. (Source: Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung)

Vaginal thrush – the symptoms

Vaginal mycosis typically sets out with symptoms such as itching and burning sensations in the vagina and an increase in vaginal discharge. The consistency of the vaginal discharge changes to a creamy or crumbly texture which resembles cottage cheese. The labia are red and swollen with blisters or rashes forming inside the vagina in the form of white deposits. In severe cases, thrush might even lead to massive vaginal inflammation. Women who regularly suffer from vaginal thrush also complain of pain while urinating or during sexual intercourse.

Vaginal thrush on holiday

Vaginal thrush can really ruin what should be the most beautiful time of the year. Are you looking forward to relaxing days on the beach, only to be disturbed by an uncomfortable itching and burning sensation in the genital area after a few days? Vaginal thrush is particularly unpleasant on holiday. All the same, the risk of contracting vaginal thrush on beautiful summer days is particularly high. Warm weather and lots of contact with sea and pool water offer ideal growing conditions for yeast.

With vaginal thrush so often occurring while on holiday, it makes sense to carry a suitable remedy along in your travel kit. In many countries, you require a recipe for medication, whereas you can get it over the counter in Germany at pharmacies.

Order the Plasma Liquid® GYN Vaginal Gel in our online shop today, with free shipping! The gel is available from the end of June and is a must for every travel kit.

How can I prevent vaginal thrush?

pH-neutral genital care

To prevent yeast infections, you should only use pH-neutral care products for feminine hygiene which do not negatively affect your natural skin flora. Dry your genital area thoroughly after showering or bathing to avoid any build up of moisture. When going to the toilet, make sure to wipe from the front to the back to prevent intestinal bacteria from getting into the vagina.

Breathable clothing

Avoid wearing any tight clothing made of synthetic materials if you exercise a lot or tend to sweat heavily. The pent-up heat creates an ideal environment for yeasts; therefore, you should only wear breathable underwear (e.g. cotton). Change out of sweaty underwear and wet bathing suits quickly, especially after you've suffered from a yeast infection, and wash them at a temperature of at least 60 degrees to kill existing yeasts.

Tampons & panty liners

While you're on your period, you should regularly change your tampons and sanitary towels and only use breathable, unscented panty liners without disinfectants. During the last days of your menstrual period, it is recommended to use smaller tampons, and you should refrain from using panty liners when you're not menstruating.

Is vaginal thrush contagious?

Yes, vaginal thrush is contagious. The infection can spread from person to person during unprotected sexual intercourse or through contaminated objects. You can easily infect your partner, which in the worst case results in penile thrush, so-called balanitis. Therefore, if you have vaginal thrush, your partner should also be checked and treated if necessary – especially in recurring cases of vaginal mycosis. Treating your partner at the same time will also reduce your risk of recurring yeast infections.

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