For teenage girls this is the most common question, is it normal to have white discharge from vagina?
And answer is Yes, it is nothing but a certain amount of discharge, in the form of clear to white secretions, from the cervical glands of the vagina.
But it needs your immediate attention if amount is abnormal as it might lead to yeast and bacterial infection.
Some of the possible causes behind abnormal white discharge are:
Causes of white vaginal discharge
Yeast and bacterial infection
The most common cause behind abnormal amount of discharge is infection and you can easily identify this yourself.
Symptoms of yeast and bacterial infection:
- Foul smell
- Abnormal amount of discharge
- Itching around the vagina
- Pain in abdomen or pelvis
Use of antibiotics & birth control pills
If you have started either if this recently, this might be culprit behind this discharge. Consukt your doctor and stop them immediately
Pregnancy or stress
White discharge is very common in pregnancy if you are in stress
Wearing tight or synthetic inners
Always wear cotton inners and maintain a good hygiene. In a survey most of the girls with yeast infection were used to wear synthetic inners
Natural remedies for abnormal vaginal discharge
Apple cider vinegar is very effective natural remedy because of its anti bacterial properties. It also balance pH level of skin.
- Add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar in a bowl
- Now add ½ cup of water
- Apply it on your vagina
- Let it soak for 20 min
- Use this every day until the infection cures
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