White patches on labia: major causes and treatment
White patches on labia in women appears quite often. However to panic when it occurs is not necessary, because inflammatory or pathological etiology for this phenomenon is an optional factor. The complex structure of the female body leads to manifestations in the form of such minor reactions to external or internal stimuli on a background of absolute health. If the body is all right, the white spots do not have sharp smell, but because of the microflora of the genital organs, having both an acidic and alkaline environment, you may feel a peculiar smell. White plaque, which is a manifestation of infectious, inflammatory or other disease, is commonly found as a secondary symptom after the occurrence of itching, pain, and other signs of developing disease.
If white patches on labia revealed no additional symptoms, it does not mean that you need to relax and wait for it to self-extinction. Be attentive to listen to the body and to exclude the presence of symptoms such as:
- strange sensations in the lower abdomen;
- an unpleasant odor;
- subfebrile body temperature.
In any case, even without the presence of extensive symptoms, you must consult a gynecologist.
The main causes of white patches
- Thrush – a yeast-like fungi caused by allergic reactions or penetration of infection inside the female body.
- Violation of the microflora of the vagina that can be triggered by a hormonal imbalance, neuro-psychiatric disorders or prolonged use of antibiotics.
- Changes in the composition and background of the hormones in young girls before menarche.
- Vaginitis and vulvovaginitis.
- Some infections and inflammations of the genitourinary system.
- The herpes genital.
- The lack of vitamins and poor diet.
- Tight clothing and synthetic underwear.
- Violation of regime change pads during menstruation.
- Wrong selection of personal hygiene: soap, cream, shower gel, bubble bath – all of which can cause body hypersensitivity.
Proper treatment for white patches
In principle, the coating on the overall well-being indicates that the body is functioning properly and in full force, protecting the intimate area women against penetration of microbes and normalizes vaginal microflora. But to avoid the development of pathological and inflammatory processes in the body still need to get rid of white spots in the genital region.
If the plaque seen quite by accident, without the presence of additional symptoms, you can try to clean it yourself with water while taking a shower. In case of failure of this method, you must take a cotton swab, moisten it with water and carefully remove the white plaque from the labia. Try to get rid of it with ordinary soap is undesirable because of the irritation and dryness, which will immediately appear in place of the procedure, will cause allergic reactions that only exacerbate the overall process. If this method of getting rid of the stains did not benefit, therefore, the cause of the RAID lies in the means of body care products used daily. In this case, they should be replaced by others. Today there is a huge variety of special gels that contain only natural plant extracts with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties (calendula, chamomile, and others), which is recommended for daily hygiene.
If you have other symptoms (such as burning sensation, sharp pains or pain when urinating) to be treated independently at home is not only pointless, but also quite dangerous: this clinical picture shows that the body is an inflammatory process, which may be candidiasis, vaginitis and other diseases that require deep diagnosis and professional treatment. Therefore, the visit to the gynecologist should take place in the near future.
Diagnosis of gynecological diseases, symptom of which is a plaque of the labia, boils down to standard delivery strokes and General tests. If necessary, refinements of the diagnosis can be administered ultrasound examination of the genitalia.
Treatment of white patches on labia is assigned in accordance with diagnosis. Drug therapy usually involves the use of drugs for both internal and for external use (vaginal tablets, oral medicines, creams, suppositories, ointments).
To treat white spots possible and traditional methods. Various concoctions of herbs containing anti-inflammatory substances that will help in the form of lotions, compresses and douches.
Despite the diversity of drugs, it is worth remembering that self-medication can lead to undesirable results and additional cash spending. Consultation of the gynecologist – an obligatory condition of successful treatment.
You always need to remember that not serious attitude towards the disease threatens bad consequences and complications.