The first thing to know about vaginal discharge is that every woman experiences it, and it really isn’t a big deal. In fact, it’s actually a good thing!
Vaginal Discharge consists of thin, light fluid that contains old cells and bacteria. So, if you think of it, it is actually your body cleaning itself, keeping your vagina away from potential infections.
The amount of discharge differs from one woman to another. For example, discharges are often thick when you are ovulating, breastfeeding or aroused. It can also smell differently when you are pregnant or when you do not clean your private part often.
There is nothing uncommon or unhealthy about vaginal discharge. However, it is important to pay attention to any changes, especially if you do not experience them often. If the discharge suddenly smells odd, changes color, or itches and stings, consult your gynecologist. These could indicate yeast, sexually transmitted or bacterial infection. Excessive abnormal discharge may also happen when you’re taking antibiotics, steroids or birth control pills, or when you have diabetes. These infections are certainly not healthy, and need to be given prompt attention by a medical practitioner.
CAREFREE® understands that vaginal discharge can be really uncomfortable. Hence, our liners serve as your savior! Just put one on your panty and it will absorb your discharge, keeping you feeling dry and clean all throughout the day. In case of heavy vaginal discharge, keep a spare liner in your bag so you can change every 4-5 hours.