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The Drexel Vaginitis Center

The Drexel Vaginitis Center is nationally recognized for specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of women with chronic vaginal infections. Patients come not only from the Mid-Atlantic region, but from as far away as California and the Caribbean for treatment. We are able to help many women, including those who have already sought help from several care providers without success. Our doctors see patients at our Center City Philadelphia office.

Even if you are not from the Greater Philadelphia area, the doctors at the Drexel Vaginitis Center can work with your local primary or ob/gyn provider to ensure ongoing treatment for your condition.

Drexel Vaginitis Center Services

Drexel Vaginitis Center doctors expertly treat:

  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Desquamative inflammatory vaginitis
  • Vaginal yeast infections
  • Vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis
  • Vulvar lichen sclerosus
  • Vulvar lichen planus

Symptoms of Vaginal Health Conditions

Women who suffer from vaginal health conditions may experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Abnormal, or heavy vaginal discharge that is gray, yellow, or milky in color
  • Abnormal vaginal odor, often described as "fishy" smelling
  • Vulvar irritation
  • Painful intercourse
  • Itching or burning in the genital area
  • Unusual pain and redness in the genital area
  • Fragile skin in the genital area, often white in color with a crinkled texture

Tips for Avoiding Vaginal Infections

  • Use plain unscented soap to cleanse the genital area; pat area dry or use hair dryer on low setting; avoid over cleaning
  • Take showers rather than baths
  • Wear cotton underwear
  • Change out of wet bathing suits right away
  • Avoid douches, vaginal deodorants and bubble baths
  • Limit your sweets and alcohol
  • After urination or bowel movements, cleanse by wiping or washing from front to back
  • If you are overweight, consider losing weight
  • If you have diabetes, adhere strictly to your treatment program
  • Consider water soluble lubricant for vaginal intercourse, if needed for dryness (e.g., K-Y® Jelly, Surgilube®, ID® Personal Lubricant)

Vaginitis Physician

Paul Nyirjesy, MD
Vaginitis and Gynecology

Nurse Practitioner

Katharine Smith, PhD, MSN, CRNP
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Vaginitis

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

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