Leucorrhoea or White Discharge is the condition affecting the vaginal region of females. Since the white discharge is released during the condition it is also referred to as Whites. White discharge via vagina is normal as it helps in flushing out the microbes and bacteria from your body. The discharge is usually pale white in color and odorless, but in some cases, the color changes depending upon its compositions. In some women, the discharge is very few in quantity, while in some women the discharge is heavy and frequent. The secretion actually helps in protecting the body and hence it is not necessarily harmful to your health. Hormonal imbalance in the body is the prime cause of the white discharge. Sexually transmitted diseases and infections can also increase the level of discharge and for such cases treatment is necessary.
The only and primary symptom that is observed in women with Leucorrhoea is white discharge from their vagina. Some of the other symptoms and signs that accompany the white discharge occasionally include:
The treatment for Leucorrhoea is decided based on the underlying cause of the problem. If the underlying cause of yeast infection or other parasitic infection, then antifungal medications are prescribed. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. Besides, it is suggested that women must wear comfortable undergarments when they are discharging heavily. Moreover, keeping the vaginal area dry and clean is essential especially during menstrual cycles to maintain proper hygiene.