Ask the Experts- December 2021

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: December 8, 2021

Dear Red Hot Mamas,

What are the symptoms of vaginitis? I ask this as my nurse practitioner says I have this condition.

Thank you for all your help.


Dear Olivia,

Problems with the vagina are quite common. The symptoms associated with vaginitis are:

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Soreness
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Unpleasant vaginal odor
  • Pain during intercourse

You may have all the symptoms or just one or two.

There are some self-help measures which you can take to include:

  • Avoiding scented products (shower/bath products; vaginal deodorants; scented sanitary protection)
  • Wearing cotton underwear and loose clothing
  • Keeping yourself dry and clean

Your practitioner may also discuss prescribed treatment options which are available to treat this condition.