Vaginitis - Definition

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Vaginitis defines an inflammation of the vaginal mucosa, the inner lining of this organ. Vaginitis is typically associated with inflammation of the vulva, hence the common term vulvo-vaginitis. This condition is characterized by the appearance of vaginal lesions that are reddened and itchy, causing burning sensations and sometimes discharge, caused by the frequent infestation of germs, either bacteria or microscopic fungi, called mycosis. Localized treatments based on antibiotics or antifungal drugs, along with a frequent, but not aggressive, personal hygiene routine in the affected areas, can make the symptoms disappear, usually within a few days.