Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal Discharge

  • In most cases, vaginal discharge is a normal in many women. However, there are certain types of discharge that can indicate an infection.
  • Vaginal odor can be due to many reasons such as bacterial growth, yeast infections, poor hygiene, hormonal changes and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • If you notice any discharge that looks unusual or is foul smelling, you should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

What is not normal?

  • Itchy, rash or soreness
  • Thick and white, like cottage cheese
  • Greenish and smells foul
  • Genital sores or ulcers
  • After unprotected sex
  • Persistent, increased discharge
  • Burning sensation during urination

Vaginal discharge: Home care

  • Keep your genital area clean and dry
  • Avoid douching
  • Wearing loose fitting cloths
  • Wearing cotton underwear
  • Try avoiding wearing underwear when sleep
  • Wash thoroughly after passing urine
  • Avoid using soap and just rinse with when washing genital area
  • Add more amount of vegetables and fruits in your diet
  • Drink 3 to 4 litters of water daily