WOMEN HEALTH AND CARE: TOPIC VAGINAL DISCHARGE
WHAT IS VAGINAL DISCHARGE: vaginal discharge is as a liquid secretion produced by the vaginal when infected with micro-organism which sometimes have offensive odour and stains clothes such stains could be yellowish, brownish, greenish, whitish, ash etc.
Most females are bordered/inconvenienced when discharge is noticed on their pants. I want to make it clear that it is not every discharge that is caused by infections/diseases. Some are natural. In order to remove this fear study the differences between discharge caused by infection and the natural vaginal discharge.
NATURAL VAGINAL DISCHARGE (NO INFECTION)
It has no foul smelling
It does not pour much as in the case of infection
It does not irritate
It may not go with blood
In most cases pains do not accompany it
DISCHARGE AS A RESULT OF INFECTION
It has a foul smelling odour
It is much in quantity which could make the female to put on a pad and change pants always
At times blood is present in the discharge.
It could go with itching
It irritates and causes a lot of inconveniences to the females
CAUSES OF VAGINAL DISCHARGE ARE:
BIRTH CONTROL PILLS
HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR PREVENTING VAGINAL INFECTIONS THAT CAN LEAD TO ABNORMAL DISCHARGE:
• Keep the vagina clean by washing regularly with a gentle, mild soap and warm water.
• Never use scented soaps and feminine products or douche. Also avoid feminine sprays and bubble baths.
• After going to the bathroom, always wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria from getting into the vagina and causing an infection.
• Wear 100% cotton underpants, and avoid overly tight clothing.
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