There is a significant difference between lower genital infections (penis, vulva and vagina) and upper (uterus and fallopian tubes), and may be associated with other difficulties, such as inflammation of the peritoneum. Contrary to popular belief, these infections can affect any person, including those with only one sexual partner.

Lower genital infections can be caused by bacteria that spread from infections in the gut. In other cases, the infections may be caused by skin infections or originate from the vagina due to an abnormal increase in the amount of infectious substances that are otherwise present in small amounts. Yet the most common mode of infection is sexual transmission. Lower viral infections are caused by the human papilloma virus, which in women can cause cervical cancer or the relapsing herpes virus.

Upper infections are caused by sexually transmitted microorganisms, such as Chlamydia trachomatis or gonorrhea, and can develop for other reasons, such as as a result of acute appendicitis, after an abortion or after childbirth, which is somewhat rarer. Actinomyces can cause upper genital infections in women who use mechanical intrauterine contraceptives.

Genital infections of any kind can occur as a result of sexual intercourse with multiple partners, careless and careless approach to intercourse, due to ignorance of possible means of protection and due to lack of hygiene. General symptoms of the infection are a strong discharge with an unpleasant odor, itching, ulcers, blisters or inflammation, pain during intercourse, burning or pain in the penis, vulva or vagina, pelvic pain, fever and abnormal bleeding in women.


- To prevent itching, put ice on the affected area
- Rub the affected area with lavender or chamomile essential oil
- Take as much vitamin C as possible
- To prevent the return of infection, take echinacea tincture for a long time
- Drink chamomile, lavender and ginger teas
- Avoid any kind of tampon
- In the bath, add a preparation of common lady's mantle to treat discharge
- Avoid alcohol, nicotine and coffee
- Avoid stress
- Relaxation exercises
- Intimate hygiene
- Using condoms
- Try not to sit on the toilet in public toilets


Immediately seek medical attention.