Cervicitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Home Remedies

This article will update you with all the information regarding cervicitis along with the possible home remedies to treat cervicitis.

Cervicitis

Cervicitis

What is Cervicitis

Cervicitis may be defined as inflammation of the cervix. The cervix is the lower end of the uterus that opens into the vagina. This is a common type of infection affecting women of reproductive age. It may also affect pregnant women and may become a cause of pre-term or low weight baby.

What is Cervicitis

What is Cervicitis

What are the Symptoms of Cervicitis

The symptoms of cervicitis are swollen and red tissue. It causes oozing of the mucus and pus, yellow or gray discharge, vaginal bleeding after sex or between periods, pain during the sex, difficult urination and pain in the abdomen.

Symptoms of Cervicitis

Symptoms of Cervicitis

What are the Causes of Cervicitis

Cervicitis may be a result of irritation, infection, and injury caused by the cells lining the cervix. Some of the causes of cervicitis are gonorrhea, genital herpes, chlamydia infection, mycoplasma, trichomoniasis infection, allergy to spermicidal condoms, douching, tampon injury, injury due to birth control pills, bacterial imbalance and cancer treatment.
Some of the risk factors for cervicitis are sexual intercourse with a person suffering from STD, having sex with multiple partners and previous history of cervicitis.

How is Cervicitis Diagnosed

If your doctor suspects you of suffering from cervicitis she will perform a pelvic exam. Also, vaginal fluid may be collected and send to the lab for further test of the specimen. Your doctor may also ask you questions related to sexual history and method of contraception used.

How is Cervicitis Diagnosed

How is Cervicitis Diagnosed

Treatment of Cervicitis

The treatment of cervicitis depends on the type of infecting microorganism. Your doctor may prescribe you antibiotics, antifungal or antiviral medications. The main aim of the cervicitis is to prevent the infection spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes. And if you are pregnant aim is to prevent the spread of the infection to the baby.
If a cervicitis is noninfectious then cryosurgery, cauterization and laser therapy may also be done.

Potential Home Remedies to Treat Cervicitis

1. Marigold- Boil marigold about 3 teaspoons in half liter water. Wash your intimate part with this solution 2 times for 3 weeks.

2. Carrots- The active substance in the carrot help in the recovery of cervical cells and also fights fungal infections. Grate a carrot and boil it in 500 ml water for 5 minutes. After turning off the heat, cover it for 10 minutes. Strain and wash your intimate area with this concoction 2 times in a day.

Carrots

Carrots

3. Chamomile- Chamomile is an effective remedy for cervicitis. Add dry chamomile in a cup of steaming water and leave it for a few minutes. Wash your intimate area with it. Also, drink chamomile tea two times in a day.

4. Cowslip infusion- Warm cowslip tea is a very effective treatment for vaginal irritation. Boil 4 teaspoons of cowslip flower in a liter of water for 10 minutes. Wash your vagina with it morning and evening for 1-2 month.

5. Horsetail, lady’s mantle and St. John’s wort- Mix all and boil 4 teaspoons of this mixture in half a liter of water. After 5 minutes, strain the solution and wash your vagina with it for 2 weeks.

Ways to prevent cervicitis

To prevent cervicitis make sure to maintain proper hygiene, have safe sex by using condoms, avoid having sex with multiple partners, avoid using tampons, spermicidal condoms if you are allergic to them. Use cotton panties and avoid sex until you are treated.

Ways to prevent cervicitis

Ways to prevent cervicitis

Although the home remedies to treat cervicitis will provide you a little relief in the symptoms, but I will recommend you to consult your doctor and take proper medication.
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Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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