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Causes of vaginal discharge in the form of white lumps or flakes


Tell me, please, how best to proceed? A few days ago appeared allocation similar to white lumps, a lot of them, but the daily strip missing. A little worried about itching, no rash no. What is it and do I need to be treated?


Hello. Abundant cheesy discharge in the form of lumps, flakes, itching of the genitals are often observed in the Candida vulvovaginitis (vaginitis). This disease often develops on the background of antibacterial medications, chronic infections such as urogenital and other organs during pregnancy and use of oral contraceptives.

Are also important endocrinopathy, poor nutrition with the consumption of large amounts of carbohydrates, wearing uncomfortable, tight, synthetic underwear, tight trousers and jeans.

What You want to do?

  1. Refer to the gynecologist routinely on an outpatient basis, PAP on the flora of the cervical canal, urethra and vagina;
  2. In the presence of abnormalities (leukocytosis, revealing strands of mycelium and spores of fungi of the genus Candida) complete the course of treatment prescribed by the attending physician. It can be systemic antifungals (Diflucan, Mycosyst, etc.), as well as preparations of local action (candles Clotrimazole, Pimafucin, Terzian, etc.). In no case do not self-medicate, urogenital candidiasis is a disease apt to recur, to acquire chronic persistent course. So trust the doctor.
  3. The restoration of the vaginal flora and change in lifestyle. Exacerbation of vulvovaginal candidiasis are usually associated with the menstrual cycle (the end of the first phase) and pregnancy. To prevent relapse, change the diet (fresh fruits and vegetables), normalize sleep, holiday mode, enter the regular adequate physical activity (fitness, yoga, swimming).
  4. In severe dysbiosis and bacterial vaginosis may recommend a special vaginal suppositories containing lactobacilli. On the background of candidiasis, they need to apply extreme caution, under the supervision of a doctor not to provoke aggravation. However, clinical studies show that the restoration of microflora is happening on its own, to the exclusion of risk factors and treatment of chronic infections.