Have you been observing excessive vaginal discharge lately? Are you having leukorrhea with foul smell? If your answer is yes, check out this article to know the Ayurvedic ways to deal with it.

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Leukorrhea is a vaginal discharge that helps keep your vagina free from harmful microorganisms. It mostly happens during the onset of menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause. The quantity and quality of the vaginal discharge differ in different women. It is primarily odorless and clear or milky in color. But, sometimes, it can be due to an underlying infection. 

When the vaginal discharge is yellow or greenish, along with a bad odor, pain, itching, or irritation in the vagina, it can be a sign of infection. It is essential to be cautious if you observe any of the symptoms mentioned above. 

Leukorrhea can occur due to poor hygiene, urinary tract infection, bacterial or fungal infection, or unprotected sex. The symptoms of vaginal discharge due to infection may include weakness, lower back pain, itching, headache, constipation, and bad smell. 

Here are the top 4 ways to prevent leucorrhea:

1. Hygiene:

Maintain hygiene by wiping your anus and vagina separately after pooping or peeing. Also, do not forget to wash the vaginal area after intercourse, as it will help prevent urinary tract infections.

Do not repeatedly wash or douche the vagina. Also, avoid using fragrant intimate wipes as it alters the normal pH and disturbs natural flora. It can lead to further infection and aggravate the symptoms. So, maintain hygiene to prevent infection that could lead to leucorrhea.

2. Diet:

If you get leucorrhea with increased discharge and itching, increase the intake of seasonal fruits and vegetables in your diet. Try to consume a liquid diet like barley soup, ash gourd soup, or mung bean soup. On the other hand, avoid excessive intake of heavy, oily, fried, spicy, sour food items, caffeinated and carbonated drinks.

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3. Lifestyle:

You can prevent leucorrhea with a healthy change in your lifestyle. It is essential to keep yourself relaxed, happy, and stress-free. Avoid sleeping in the daytime, waking up till late at night, excessive sexual indulgence, exhaustion with the workload, and excessive traveling. Following a healthy and stress-free lifestyle can help you prevent this condition and even manage it without popping pills.

4. Herbs:

When there is excessive vaginal discharge with a foul smell and change in color, herbs are the best for your rescue. Many herbs like Lodra, Amla, Daruharidra, Yashimadhu, and Sariva can help to cure leucorrhea. A few herbal preparations like Chandansava, Ashokarishta, Pushyanuga Churna, or Lodhrasava are one of the best choices in such conditions.

You do not have to worry if there is a clear vaginal discharge. But, when it is along with the foul smell, itching, and yellow in color, you must visit your Ayurvedic doctor to get a proper diagnosis and treatment.