Thrush or bacterial vaginosis: how to distinguish and how to treat

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Normally, the microflora can consist of more than 300 types of bacteria, and about 97-98% of them are lactic acid or lactobacilli (Lactobacillus crispatus, Lactobacillus jensenii, Lactobacillus iners, Lactobacillus gasseri), and the remaining 2-3% are conditionally pathogenic microorganisms. , which include fungi (mainly of the genus Candida), ureaplasmas, mycoplasmas (except for the absolute pathogen Mycoplasma genitalium), gardnerella, prevotella. In itself, the presence of conditionally pathogenic microorganisms is not a disease and does not require treatment, but if some of them (Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis) are detected, a bacteriological examination (culture) should be carried out and the number of microorganisms should be determined. If their allowable titer (10,000 CFU / ml) is exceeded and a clinical picture is present, it is necessary to undergo a course of treatment.

If mushrooms (candida) have exceeded “their norm”, they speak of thrush (candidiasis). If bacteria – about bacterial vaginosis.

This is where the questions usually begin: will the drugs that helped you last time suit you? Who helped your best friend? Which are advertised on TV? Will antifungals or antibiotics be required? If antibiotics, which ones?

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