Infections come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and cause a range of symptoms.

What is a wet mount?

We look at what your doctor is looking for when they do a wet mount in their office – ask them what they can see!

Megaspheara species

Megasphaera species are highly correlated with bacterial vaginosis.

Candida krusei

C. krusei is a rare cause of vulvovaginitis, typically appearing in women who have had multiple courses of other antifungals throughout their lives.

How gentian violet works

An old study examines gentian violet’s antimicrobial properties against Gram-negative bacteria.

Oral sex and BV transmission

We discuss the idea of BV-bacteria being transmissible by mouth. It’s not impossible, but it’s not our first port of call.

Candida tropicalis

A fluconazole-resistant species of yeast that can cause vulvovaginal yeast infections.

Cyclic vulvovaginitis

Cyclic vaginitis is recurrent symptoms that follow the predictable pattern of your menstrual cycle.

Candida glabrata

Learn about vulvovaginal Candida glabrata infections and how to treat them effectively.

Dealing with yeast biofilms

Recurrent yeast infections may have their root in a biofilm in your intestine. Learn how to fix it.

Aerobic vaginitis

We run you through aerobic vaginitis – different to, but usually mistaken for, BV, with yellow, thick discharge, itching and inflammation.

Mycoplasma infections in children

Mycoplasma bacteria are very tiny microbes that lack a cell wall, but instead have a unique cell membrane not found in other microbes or viruses. In fact Mycoplasma species were once thought to be viruses they were so small, and could fit through bacterial filters....

Vulvar folliculitis

Vulvar folliculitis is an inflamed, infected hair follicle on the vulva.

Molluscum contagiosum on the vulva

Little pearly bumps appeared on your vulva, but you can’t figure out what they are? They could be the virus molluscum contagiosum.

Study: Subtypes of G. vaginalis

A study into the different subtypes of G. vaginalis present in BV, and which are most closely associated with BV.

What is genital shedding in herpes?

Viral shedding is where a virus makes virus babies that are popped out of cells, setting out to find their own cells to replicate in, and pop out their own viral babies.

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