Foreign objects or forgotten tampons may cause a vaginal infection.
Young girls might insert pieces of toilet paper, small toys, or household
objects into their vagina. Teens and adult women may forget a tampon or a
birth control device.
The most common symptoms of a vaginal infection caused by a foreign
object include a change in vaginal discharge and a bad odor. Immediate removal
of the object usually relieves these symptoms.
Heat cramps can usually be alleviated by escaping the heat, resting, drinking moderately salty beverages, and eating moderately salty foods. Gentle massage or firm pressure applied to cramping muscles can alleviate spasms. In severe cases, the victim may need intravenous fluids and salts. If heat cramps do not go away, call your health care provider for advice.