Chronic Vaginitis Treatment in NYC
Don't Suffer from Reoccuring Vaginal Yeast Infections
Approximately 75% of all women have a
symptomatic yeast infection at some point in their lives. It is normal to have yeast and other bacteria
in the vagina; however, some women experience uncomfortable symptoms and
about 5% of women have chronic infections due to vaginal yeast infections
caused by a fungus, usually
Candida albicans, a common organism that may or may not cause discomfort.
The most common types of vaginitis are:
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Yeast infections
- Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis)
Common Cause of Reoccuring Vaginitis | Yeast Infections
Experts estimate that 40% of all types of vaginitis are caused by candida.
Yeast overgrowth, candida, is a pandemic today and affects millions. If
you have suffered from four or more yeast infections in the past 12 months
then you have chronic vaginitis. The recurrence is usually caused by reinfection
with the same organism from a vaginal reservoir, typically
Candida albicans, a harmless yeast, a type of fungus that lives in everyone's body.
In a healthy body it lives in symbiotically in the body but it can overgrow
and turn into an opportunistic pathogen. Besides causing most vaginal
yeast infections, Candida also causes infections in other moist areas
of your body such as your mouth, skin folds and nail beds.
Treatment for Chronic Vaginitis
At Mitchell Medical Group, we specialize in alternative treatment for chronic
vaginitis due to candida overgrowth. During your consultation, Dr. Mitchell
does an extensive review of your medical history and a skin test which
helps show your reactivity to candida immediately. If you have a strong
immediate reaction to the Candida skin test you can see for yourself how
the Candida is involved in your immune system.
When chronic vaginitis is due to overgrowth of Candida in the body our
treatment focuses around restoring proper immunity to Candida. This is
primarily done with a yeast-free diet and by sublingual immunotherapy.
Sublingual immunotherapy is a special approach that involves the patient
taking drops under the tongue to build up their immune system in a slow,
safe and comfortable way so that the Candida does not return which means
no more chronic vaginitis.
Call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mitchell at our midtown
Manhattan office or Long Island office in Rockville Centre.