Bartholinitis is an inflammation of Bartholin’s glands. Usually only part of the gland is affected. The most frequent cause of Bartholinitis is penetration of gonococci into the gland; the inflammation is less frequently caused by other microbes. Redness of the opening of the gland’s duct, redness of the integuments of the labium majus in the corresponding part, swelling and painfulness are characteristic of inflammation of this gland. During the acute period the treatment consists in rest application of ice, administration of antibitotics and sulfadrugs, and, later, application of heat. In some cases surgical intervention subsequently has to be resorted to.
Source: A.Kaplan 
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