Home remedies for white discharge could be used in some mild to moderate infections, it’s considered a simple ingredient available in our kitchen that can be applied at home.
Abnormal white discharge or leukorrhea:
Your vagina normally excretes discharges to clean and protect this area but take care if it becomes abnormal, excessive or thick, whitish or greenish color it indicates a problem in the vagina, the problem of white discharge is very very common, especially in young women, so let’s take a look to the causes of this problem and how we can solve it by simplest ways in the home.
Causes of vagina discharge:
But it is usually caused by infections as:
It’s common to cause abnormal discharge in the vagina, bad odor, irritation, and inflammation in the vagina tract.
People at risk: The multiple sex partner and those who have oral sex.
It’s a protozoal infection that causes abnormal discharge, pain, irritation, inflammation in the vagina tract usually transmitted by sexual contact but it also can be transmitted by sharing towels or underwear.
It‘s a fungal infection and It’s the most common cause of white discharge which results in itching, burning, and bad odor of the vagina.
People at risk: stressed people, pregnant women, diabetes, prolonged use of contraceptive pills, and antibiotics.
4-Gonorrhea and chlamydia:
Sexually transmitted diseases that cause abnormal discharge in the vagina tract.
5-Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID):
It is also a sexually transmitted disease that causes imbalance and abnormal discharge in the vagina tract.
6-Human papillomavirus (HPV) or cervical cancer:
A sexually transmitted virus can make in its progressive stages cervical cancer which is able to cause abnormal discharge in the vagina tract.
Home remedies for white discharge:-
One of the effective home remedies for white discharge which can be easily found in our kitchen, so boil it in water and wait until it cools then drink it.
Yogurt is one of the home remedies for white discharge contain Lactobacillus bacteria which is important bacteria that help to restore balance in the vaginal area.
3-Tea tree oil:
One of the essential oils that can be effective against microorganisms that make imbalance in the vaginal area, it helps to restore the balance in this area and is considered an antimicrobial agent, it can be used as a prepared vaginal suppository or applied with a carrier oil.
4-Apple cider vinegar:
Is one of the popular home remedies for white discharge.
It helps to restore the balance in the vaginal area, it should be diluted before use, its acidity can kill the harmful microorganisms in the vagina.
5- Coriander seeds:
One of the best home remedies for white discharge, its antioxidant effect can help to maintain the vaginal area healthy.
Leave a coriander seed in a cup of water for one night then drink it the next morning.
One of the effective home remedies for white discharge against candida in the vaginal area.
Peel off the clove of garlic and put it at bedtime in the vagina, and remove it in the morning.
One of the strongest home remedies for white discharge, it has an antifungal effect against candida in the vagina, applying it directly to the infected vagina.
One of the effective and available home remedies for white discharge, use it in the morning as an extract or make it paste.
Dry ginger is one of the strongest home remedies for white discharge and can be effective against candida Albicans, so take two spoons of dry powder and boil it then drink it.
Boric acid is considered a strong antiseptic and antifungal, it is used to treat yeast infection to relieve burning, itching, irritation, and bad odor of the vagina, but can not be used with pregnant women and do not take it orally because of its harmful side effects.
11-Essential oil of oregano :
Use of essential oil of oregano as one of the home remedies of white discharge can be effective against candida Albicans, it can be used as vaginal capsules contain oil of oregano or use with a carrier oil and apply to the vagina, allergy test before use is recommended, and do not use it orally.
Hydrogen peroxide is produced by Lactobacillus bacteria in the vagina is considered an antiseptic against yeast infection, dilute it before apply to your vagina, and do not douche with using it.
Guava leaves can be used as home remedies for white discharge to relieve the itching and burning problem.
boil the leaves in water until the water becomes half then strain it and drink it twice to eliminate the white discharge problem.
A probiotic suppository is a strong and fast remedy against vagina yeast infection and fast curing for vaginosis, it uses orally to restore the balance between the yeast and bacteria in your vagina because it contains Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria.
It’s helpful home remedies for white discharge, effective, and simple use, just make it boil with water and left it till it becomes cool then strain the starch from this mixture and drink it to eliminate the white discharge.
When should I visit the doctor?
In some cases, in progressive symptoms, you should visit the doctor as soon as possible. That's when you get a fever or abdominal pain or unexplained weight loss or increase of urination please visit the doctor.
If you are pregnant you definitely must visit the doctor.
How can I avoid white discharges?
-Always keep your toilet clean before and after use. They will protect you from the transmission of bacteria.
-Make sure that your underwear is made of cotton to allow your vagina to breathe, do not wear it at bedtime, and clean it using boiling water to kill any bacteria.
-Do not use tight clothes for a long period.
-Use safe sex.
-Take a shower daily.
-Do not use feminine sprays.
White discharge looks like a common problem and you may neglect it because of that but if you don’t take care of your hygiene or your health it can be then a serious problem.
Written By: Dr. Wajiha Shalaby