Itchiness And Discolored Discharge? What It May Mean

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Itchiness And Discolored Discharge? What It May Mean

17 December 2021
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Your vagina is a part of the body that endures a lot of heat and moisture, which is the best place for fungal growth. Fungus in the vagina could result in a yeast infection. You may experience itchiness and foul odors coming from your vagina if you do have a yeast infection. You naturally have discharge that will change throughout the month, depending on what stage of your menstrual cycle you are in, but if you are experiencing anything other than a milky color or clear discharge, such as yellow or green discharge, it could be the sign of a yeast infection. If this is the case, you need to treat the infection before it worsens. Read on for what you can do.

Get To The Gynecologist

Make an appointment with your gynecologist to see what may be going on. If it's a yeast infection, you should have it treated by a gynecologist. Your gynecologist can prescribe an ointment or an anti-fungal medication to help treat the infection. You should have an exam to be sure it is a yeast infection and not something else going on in your vagina. You should be seeing your gynecologist every year for a thorough pelvic exam and pap smear, which is how they will test for a yeast infection, another type of infection, or health concern.

Drink Water

To help get rid of the toxins in your body, it's best to drink a lot of water to help flush the infection out. Be sure you are drinking at least 8 - 10 glasses of water each day. Drinking water will help ensure you are going to the bathroom more often and cleaning out your system, which can also reduce your chances of getting a yeast infection.

Wipe From Front To Back

Make sure you are wiping from front to back after going to the bathroom. Wiping the other direction can lead to bacteria and fungus spreading to the vagina or to the urethra. This can cause yeast infections and can also lead to bladder infections as well. Always wipe from the front to the back, not the other way around.

Shower After Sex

Be sure you are showering after sex. If you aren't, it can cause fungus to grow in your vagina and lead to an infection. Shower after sex or after doing any type of activity where you have been sweating or other moisture is present to prevent this type of infection.

If you have itchiness or discolored discharge and odors, you may have a yeast infection. Get to a local gynecologist for an exam and for treatment.