Vaginal discharge or Fluor Albus is a vaginal secretion in women. Vaginal discharge can basically be classified into two groups, namely normal vaginal discharge (physiological) and abnormal vaginal discharge (pathological). Physiological vaginal discharge is vaginal discharge that usually occurs every month, usually appears before menstruation or after menstruation or the fertile period. Pathological vaginal discharge can be caused by pus usually accompanied by itching inside the vagina and around the outer vaginal lips. What often causes this vaginal discharge include bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. This infection can spread and cause inflammation to the urinary tract, causing pain when the patient urinates.
Symptoms of Leucorrhoea
Common symptoms that occur in normal vaginal discharge
Normal vaginal discharge (physiological), actually not white and not suitable to be called vaginal discharge, is much influenced by the hormonal system, so the amount of vaginal secretions/fluid is very dependent on the monthly cycle and stress which can also affect the monthly cycle itself.
- Secretion fluid is clear, not sticky and watery.
- Does not emit a pungent odor.
- This symptom is a normal process before or after menstruation and a sign of the fertile period in certain women.
- In newborn girls, within one to ten days, fluid can come out from the vagina due to the effects of hormones produced by the placenta or urine.
- Young girls sometimes also experience vaginal discharge shortly before puberty, usually these signs will go away on their own.
- Usually normal vaginal discharge is not accompanied by itching. Vaginal discharge can also be experienced by women who are too tired or whose immune system is weak. Most of the fluid comes from the cervix, although some comes from an infected vagina, or external genitalia.
- In pregnant women, vaginal discharge occurs more often, because when a woman is pregnant, her immune system will decrease.
- At the time of menopause where the hormonal balance is disturbed.
- In elderly people where their immunity has decreased, vaginal discharge can also occur
Common symptoms that occur in abnormal (pathological) vaginal discharge
- Thick white, yellowish white, greenish white or grayish white discharge from the vaginal entrance. This liquid can be runny or thick, sticky and sometimes foamy.
- This liquid emits a pungent rancidity.
- In certain patients, there is itching that accompanies it and can cause irritation to the vagina.
- Is one of the characteristics of dangerous vaginal pus disease such as HIV, Herpes, Candyloma.
Common causes of vaginal discharge
The cause of vaginal discharge can be caused by many factors and the following are some of the factors that often cause vaginal discharge:
- Hormone imbalance
- Symptoms of a certain disease
- Damage to the biological balance and acidity (ph) of the vaginal environment.
- Often use tissue when washing feminine parts, after urinating or defecating
- Wearing tight underwear made of synthetic material (not cotton), so that it sweats and makes it easier for mold to develop
- Often use dirty public toilets
- Not changing the panty liner
- Rinsing the vagina from the wrong direction, namely from the anus towards the front of the vagina
- Often exchange underwear/towels with other people
- Lack of maintaining vaginal hygiene
- Extreme exhaustion
- Not immediately changing sanitary napkins during menstruation
- Frequently washing the vagina, which must be washed is the vulva (the bulging part) and not the vagina
- Not living a healthy lifestyle (eating irregularly, never exercising, not getting enough sleep)
- Dirty sanitary environment.
- often to take a bath with warm water. The fungus that causes vaginal discharge is more likely to grow in warm conditions.
- Frequently changing partners in sexual cooperation
- High blood sugar level
- Frequently scratching the vagina
Natural ways to treat vaginal discharge
You should eat bananas every day when you are suffering from vaginal discharge. Eat one banana with milk and honey in the morning. Or you can eat bananas by mashing two ripe bananas and mixing it with 3 teaspoons of honey and consuming it two or three times a day.
Take 30 fresh pomegranate leaves, wash them hygienically and grind them with 10 black peppercorns. Mix the pasta with half a glass of water and strain. Drink this liquid in the morning and evening for three weeks.
Take 2 teaspoons of dry powdered ginger and boil it in 250ml. Water until the water is reduced by half. Drink this decoction for three weeks and you will be free from vaginal discharge.
Basil or tulsi has tremendous medicinal value. It has the power to cure several diseases and can also prevent many diseases. You can use tulsi to cure vaginal discharge in many ways. Mix 1 teaspoon of tulsi juice with 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin and consume it with cow’s milk for three weeks.
Mix basil juice and honey in equal proportions and drink in the morning and evening for two weeks.
Alum is a natural antiseptic and can be taken orally or can be used externally to treat vaginal discharge. Take teaspoon of alum powder with water twice a day to cure excessive vaginal discharge. You can dissolve alum powder in water and use it as a vaginal douche to treat infections. It is a very effective remedy for curing various types of pus related to the genitals.
Soak 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and strain the water in the morning. Add teaspoon of honey to it and drink it on an empty stomach in the morning. You can prepare a decoction of fenugreek seeds to use as a vaginal douche. Boil two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds in one liter of water for 30 minutes and strain. Used when it was cool.
Boil a few guava leaves in one liter of water until the water reduces by half. Cool it and strain. Use water for vaginal douche twice a day.
medical treatment is expected in cases of acute suppuration. It may become chronic if proper care is not taken to deal with this problem. This discharge is associated with increased stress levels and a sedentary lifestyle. You should follow regular exercise and keep yourself occupied in some creative or constructive activities to maintain physical fitness and reduce stress.