Leucorrhoea

What Is Leucorrhoea?

Leucorrhoea is a whitish, or yellowish thick, vaginal discharge. Vaginal discharge can be caused by malignancy, infection, and hormonal changes.

It is commonly experienced by most women at some point in their life or other. It is considered a sign of puberty when it occurs before the first period of a girl. 

What Is Leucorrhoea?

Leucorrhoea is a whitish, or yellowish thick, vaginal discharge. Vaginal discharge can be caused by malignancy, infection, and hormonal changes.

It is commonly experienced by most women at some point in their life or other. It is considered a sign of puberty when it occurs before the first period of a girl. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Leucorrhoea?

  • Whitish, yellowish and thick discharge from vagina
  • Foul smell in vaginal area
  • Fatigue, headache, stomach ache
  • Itching in vaginal area
  • Constipation 

What Are The Causes Of Leucorrhoea?

  • Bacterial, fungal or parasitical Infections
  • Sexually transmitted diseases, irritation from condoms, intra-uterine devices
  • Puberty, hormonal changes
  • Malignancy
  • Poor hygiene, injury to vaginal area, low nutrition diet, anemia
  • Wrong/ poor eating habits like eating too much of fried food, sweets or cold food.
  • Overindulgence in sex, repeated miscarriages

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Leucorrhoea?

  • Increase healthy diet like by adding more fruits, salads, and vegetables in your diet.
  • Maintain proper hygiene, especially in the vaginal area. Wash vaginal area with an antibiotic solution.
  • Wash undergarments with hot water and an antibiotic solution. Dry them under the sun.
  • Fasting for one day every week unclogs the lymph and helps in detoxifying. A person with leucorrhoea must fast for the holistic treatment of the same.
  • Always wear cotton undergarments. 

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Leucorrhoea?

  • Do not read or watch sexually stimulating material/ videos.
  • Avoid thinking too much about sex.
  • Avoid unsafe sex with people having yeast/ fungal/ jock itch etc. type of infections.

What Are The Best Foods For Leucorrhoea?

  • Increase the intake of liquids like water, milk, soup, and juice. Liquids help in flushing out the toxins.
  • Ladies finger (Okra) has many minerals helpful in fighting leucorrhoea.
  • Fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, lemons, cranberries, onions, brown rice etc. are good for getting rid of leucorrhoea.
  • Herbs like ginger, garlic should be added to the diet.
  • Take foods rich in protein, fiber, carbohydrates and other nutrients to not only treat leucorrhoea but also avoid recurrence. 

What Are The Worst Foods For Leucorrhoea?

  • Avoid heavy, spicy, oily, fried, and sour foods.
  • Alcohol, aerated drinks, tea, and coffee should also be avoided.
  • Avoid white sugar, tinned/ canned food.
  • Avoid white flour (maida).

What Are The Medicines For Leucorrhoea?

What Are The Tips To Manage Leucorrhoea?

  • Soak 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds in a glass of water overnight. Drink it in the morning. Continue for a week.
  • Take 1 tsp of powdered asparagus root mixed with 1 tsp of honey twice a day.
  • Boil 2-3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in a 1 liter of water. Once it starts boiling, keep it on low flame for about 30 minutes and then filter it. Use it as a douche (vaginal wash). You can make this douche using guava leaves also.
  • Boil 3 tsp of rice in 3 cups of water in an open utensil. Remove the rice by straining and collect the water in a separate utensil. Drink this lukewarm water with 1 tsp of sugar, once a day.

What Are The Symptoms Of Leucorrhoea?

  • Whitish, yellowish and thick discharge from vagina
  • Foul smell in vaginal area
  • Fatigue, headache, stomach ache
  • Itching in vaginal area
  • Constipation 

What Are The Causes Of Leucorrhoea?

  • Bacterial, fungal or parasitical Infections
  • Sexually transmitted diseases, irritation from condoms, intra-uterine devices
  • Puberty, hormonal changes
  • Malignancy
  • Poor hygiene, injury to vaginal area, low nutrition diet, anemia
  • Wrong/ poor eating habits like eating too much of fried food, sweets or cold food.
  • Overindulgence in sex, repeated miscarriages

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Leucorrhoea?

  • Increase healthy diet like by adding more fruits, salads, and vegetables in your diet.
  • Maintain proper hygiene, especially in the vaginal area. Wash vaginal area with an antibiotic solution.
  • Wash undergarments with hot water and an antibiotic solution. Dry them under the sun.
  • Fasting for one day every week unclogs the lymph and helps in detoxifying. A person with leucorrhoea must fast for the holistic treatment of the same.
  • Always wear cotton undergarments. 

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Leucorrhoea?

  • Do not read or watch sexually stimulating material/ videos.
  • Avoid thinking too much about sex.
  • Avoid unsafe sex with people having yeast/ fungal/ jock itch etc. type of infections.

What Are The Best Foods For Leucorrhoea?

  • Increase the intake of liquids like water, milk, soup, and juice. Liquids help in flushing out the toxins.
  • Ladies finger (Okra) has many minerals helpful in fighting leucorrhoea.
  • Fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, lemons, cranberries, onions, brown rice etc. are good for getting rid of leucorrhoea.
  • Herbs like ginger, garlic should be added to the diet.
  • Take foods rich in protein, fiber, carbohydrates and other nutrients to not only treat leucorrhoea but also avoid recurrence. 

What Are The Worst Foods For Leucorrhoea?

  • Avoid heavy, spicy, oily, fried, and sour foods.
  • Alcohol, aerated drinks, tea, and coffee should also be avoided.
  • Avoid white sugar, tinned/ canned food.
  • Avoid white flour (maida).

What Are The Medicines For Leucorrhoea?

What Are The Tips To Manage Leucorrhoea?

  • Soak 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds in a glass of water overnight. Drink it in the morning. Continue for a week.
  • Take 1 tsp of powdered asparagus root mixed with 1 tsp of honey twice a day.
  • Boil 2-3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in a 1 liter of water. Once it starts boiling, keep it on low flame for about 30 minutes and then filter it. Use it as a douche (vaginal wash). You can make this douche using guava leaves also.
  • Boil 3 tsp of rice in 3 cups of water in an open utensil. Remove the rice by straining and collect the water in a separate utensil. Drink this lukewarm water with 1 tsp of sugar, once a day.