White coating on the labia is enougha common phenomenon in women. But what is this - the norm or sign of any disease? Throughout the cycle, the woman's structure, consistency and odor of secretions change. And if the health of a woman is all right, the plaque on the labia does not have any pronounced smell. A slightly sour smell of discharge is also considered a norm. Here much depends on the microflora of the vagina. If, in addition to the plaque, there are symptoms such as fever, discomfort in the abdomen, burning, itching, swelling, redness, bad odor of discharge, rubbing during urination and dry skin, it is necessary to consult a gynecologist for the reason for the appearance of these symptoms.
The causes of the appearance of a white coating on the labia
The reasons for the appearance of the raid may be:
- changes in the microflora of the vagina (can be a reaction to a foreign partner's microflora);
- hormonal changes in girls aged 11-13 years before the onset of the menstrual cycle;
- genital herpes;
- synthetic linen;
- use of unsuitable means of intimate hygiene;
- inadequate personal hygiene.
If the white coating on the labia is not associated withany disease, you should not quickly get rid of it, because it not only creates a healthy microflora of the vagina, but also prevents the penetration of microbes, that is, it performs a protective function. The white coating (smigma) appeared between the labia is the result of the work of the sebaceous glands. Remove it is recommended moistened in vegetable oil or water with a cotton swab. Do not use gel and soap, as they can cause irritation. But you can use a variety of products intended for intimate hygiene, which contain an extract of chamomile or calendula that have anti-inflammatory properties. If the white coating on the labia is accompanied by severe itching, burning, redness and pain in the genital area, then this should alert. In this case, you should immediately seek medical advice from a gynecologist, as these symptoms may indicate urogenital infections, venereal or fungal diseases. Do not be too light-minded to appear on the mucous genitalia white balls and pimples, which may indicate infection with syphilis. Many infections and diseases have similar symptoms, so without having to take the necessary tests and examine the doctor to determine something very difficult. The doctor can also send a small pelvis to the ultrasound, take a smear using the PCR method for STDs, smear flora, make colposcopy, bacteriological culture from the cervix, send for urine and blood tests. And only on the basis of the studies the doctor will diagnose and prescribe the appropriate treatment. If you have anxious symptoms, you do not need to be treated and take the medication yourself, without consulting and doctor's recommendations, as this is not only inefficient, but also very dangerous!
Sexual crisis in newborn girls
Immediately after birth in girls, the sexualcrisis - the process of purification and adaptation of the child's organism to the external environment. One of its manifestations is the appearance of white, brown or pink discharge on the labia, and also their engorgement. Parents should not worry about this. The organism of a newborn girl thus gets rid of an excessive amount of estrogens. In the first days after childbirth, the mucous membrane of the genital organs is very tender and sensitive, and these secretions are its protection against such irritants as urine and feces. Such secretions usually take place within 2 weeks and are washed off by themselves. In no case should you try to clean the plaque with different cotton buds. It is only necessary to wash the child several times a day in the direction from the genitals to the priest and use boiled water for this. It is not recommended to use soap or other detergents when washing. In addition, it is necessary to leave the baby for a while without diapers and a diaper, so that the baby's skin rests. The sexual crisis in newborn girls can last about 8 weeks, and this is absolutely normal. Seek advice from a doctor is necessary only if the allocation delivers the baby discomfort.