Use mild, unscented soap when you bathe or shower to avoid irritating your vagina.
Vaginitis is irritation or infection of the vagina or vulva (the outside opening of the vagina). Vaginitis can be caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, or yeast. Chemicals (such as in perfumes or soaps or in spermicides) can sometimes be a cause. Vaginitis can be caused by hormone changes in pregnancy or with menopause. You can help prevent vaginitis. Follow the tips below. And see your health care provider if you have any symptoms.