Leucorrhoea, also known as the vaginal discharge is a very common condition that has been experienced by women of all ages, at some time or the other. This is because of the fact that female genitals are highly prone to infections because they are moist and covered at most of the times. Moreover, women do tend to sweat a lot in that area, which increases the chance of infections and inflammation. Unfortunately, women are highly embarrassed by this problem, as it is usually characterized by a foul smelling vaginal discharge that is white in color. Women are not only embarrassed in front of others, but most of them also avoid discussing the problem with their doctor, which is why treating leucorrhoea becomes a challenge.
While there are few women who use home remedies as treatment for leucorrhoea at home to avoid the uncomfortable and embarrassing symptoms of the condition, it is very important to consult a doctor. This is absolutely essential for women who are elderly or may be suffering from any pre-existing medical condition. Pregnant women too should avoid using any kind of white discharge treatment, without checking with a doctor and getting an approval.
One more thing to keep in mind while taking leucorrhoea treatment is to find out the reasons for white discharge so that the condition can be treated from the root. Many people believe that one of the most common causes of leucorrhoea is the lack of adequate hygiene factor; however, this is not the only cause.
Some of the common causes of leucorrhoea include infections, pregnancy, menstrual periods, irritation due to the use of chemical contraceptives and intrauterine devices, stress, anxiety, hormonal irregularities (e.g. during pregnancy), alcohol, smoking, poor eating habits, medical conditions such as anaemia and tuberculosis.
If it is left untreated or ignored for a long time, leucorrhoea can become a chronic condition or severe infection. In some cases, the discharge may be caused by other conditions such as sexually transmitted diseases and should be treated right away.
Other complications of leucorrhoea include spontaneous abortion or miscarriage, pre-term birth, endometriosis, cervical erosion, scarring of the fallopian tube, difficulties in becoming pregnant, persistent and long-term pain in the lower abdomen.
Treatment of Leucorrhoea
Treatment options vary due to the wide variety of causes. In some cases, the leucorrhoea may resolve itself, but if the condition worsens or changes, a medical professional should be consulted.
In cases of inflammation or infection, your doctor may prescribe you medication to reduce symptoms and kill bacteria or calm the tissue. Antibiotics use, however, may lead to antibiotic resistant bacteria in your body and also disturb the good and bad bacterial balance.
Conventional treatment of leucorrhoea does nothing to correct the hormonal imbalance which is one of the main root causes of leucorrhea. Furthermore, they do not work with your immune system to keep recurrences at bay as they indiscriminately kill the bacteria that your immune system should be killing with great discretion.
You can go for a more holistic way of dealing with the disorder by taking homeopathy treatment of leucorrhoea. White discharge treatment in homeopathy believes in addressing the root cause of the disorder.
Homeopathy potentially works by maintaining the hormonal balance and boosting our body’s immune system to overcome the infection. The medicine helps to control infections, ease the distressing complaints, delay recurrence and prevent complications. The doctors guide methods of correct vaginal care in order to prevent repeated infections.
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