Anaerobic bacteria are bacteria that do not live or grow in the presence of oxygen.
In humans, these bacteria are most commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract. They play a role in conditions such as appendicitis , diverticulitis , and perforation of the bowel .
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Alternative Names Vaginitis - atrophic; Vaginitis due to reduced estrogen Treatment There are many treatments for vaginal dryness. Before self treating your symptoms, a doctor must determine if they are caused by decreased estrogen, an infection, irritant, or other reason. If symptoms are mild, they may be relieved by using a water-soluble vaginal lubricant during intercourse. Do not use petroleum jelly, mineral oil, or other oils. These may increase the chance of infection and may damage latex condoms or diaphragms. Vaginal moisturizing creams are also available without prescription. See also: Alternative treatments for vaginal dryness Prescription estrogen is very effective in treating atrophic vaginitis. It is available as a cream, tablet, suppository, or ring, all of which are placed directly into the vagina. These medicines deliver estrogen directly to the vaginal tissues. Only a little estrogen is absorbed into the bloodstream. If hot flashes or other symptoms of menopause are also pre...
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