Leucorrhea Or White Vaginal Discharge: One Of My Friend Has Thick White Color Leucorrhoea. Please Give Some Useful Remedy For The Same?

Leucorrhea, which is characterized by milky white discharge from the vagina, is a common problem faced by women. Usually, a little bit of vaginal discharge (besides menstruation) is a normal occurrence. One should be careful not to confuse this discharge with leucorrhea. This discharge is a natural mechanism by which the vagina cleanses itself and flushes out dead cells from inside the vagina. This discharge is produced by the glands inside the vagina and helps in maintaining the acid balance of the vaginal fluid so that it can fight against infections. Normal vaginal discharge also helps in providing lubrication to the vagina. As long as the discharge is clear (or sometimes slightly whitish) and does not have foul smell, there is no need to worry. However, if the discharge suddenly increases in volume, looks thick and sticky, changes its color, has a foul smell, produces an itching or burning sensation, it may indicate leucorrhea. Still, to get a proper diagnosis, it is advisable to consult a gynecologist and undergo proper medical tests.

Here are some common home remedies that can help treat leucorrhea. Apply natural yogurt inside the vagina with the help of a tampon. Yogurt helps fight infection by introducing good acidophilus bacteria, and helps maintain the acid balance of the vagina. Another remedy is to boil a spoonful of fenugreek seeds in water and use this solution as a douche. Drinking cranberry juice is another effective remedy for leucorrhea. Besides these remedies, take care to choose a proper diet. Eat lots of green vegetables and fresh fruits along with whole grains, nuts, pulses, and cereals so that the body gets enough nutrition. Also, drink plenty of water throughout the day so that it helps the body flush out toxins more effectively. Leucorrhea patients should avoid sugar, preserved foods, caffeinated drinks, and alcohol.

Basic hygiene and lifestyle also plays an important part to prevent leucorrhea. Keep the vaginal area clean by washing it regularly. Also, ensure that the area is wiped completely dry after each wash. Poor hygiene can often cause vaginal infections and lead to leucorrhea. It is equally important to choose the right kind of clothes to wear (especially underwear). Avoid wearing too tight or stuffy clothes and clothes made of synthetic material. Use cotton clothes as far as possible as they soak extra moisture from the skin and allow the skin to breathe properly. In addition, follow a healthy lifestyle, cut down on stress, and do some moderate exercise daily.

answered by M W

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