Pelvic inflammatory disease – treatment and prevention

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Pelvic inflammatory disease – treatment and prevention

What kind of therapy are there?

Most of the time a hospital admission is required, in any case, strict bed rest. The focus is on the administration of an antibiotic is that at the same time against a number of germs and in many cases, initially as an Infusion is to be administered. In addition, painkillers are used, which also act anti-inflammatory. With a towel wrapped ice pack on the lower abdomen, the pain and the inflammation relieve. It is important to drink plenty and empty the bladder and bowel regularly. Sexual intercourse should be avoided in the first time, the Partner may need to be treated. Smoking is taboo.

Subsides, the acute inflammation (which can be determined by blood tests to check), baths, heat therapy, warm Seat, warm, moist Wrap, and short-wave treatment, the improves blood circulation and thus, healing favored. Concerned should introduce regularly with your doctor for follow-up. In chronic applications such as peat baths and mud packs (at best in the context of a Spa treatment) recommended gradients are that the therapy is however, often difficult and tedious. Complications such as collections of Pus or a bowel obstruction may occur, may need to be punctured or open surgery. Also in progress is chronic, with no other therapy accessible, can be removed to be displayed on an Operation, for example, fallopian tubes, ovaries and/or uterus.

How can you prevent it?

By far the most common cause of Vaginal infection and pelvic inflammatory disease germs, which are transmitted during sexual intercourse. Therefore, the use of condoms is recommended, in particular, in the case of frequently changing sexual partners. Also anything that prevents a Vaginal infection, is reasonable, consistent, but not excessive sexual hygiene. It is important to keep the vaginal environment in the balance (and to renounce excessive use of soap or sprays); in addition to a healthy diet, plenty of exercise in the fresh air and the balance between work and leisure, the renunciation of nicotine is useful. Useful especially in the case of wet and cold weather, the feet and keep the body warm and to change wet clothing immediately.

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