Vaginal Discharge (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments) Topic Guide

Vaginal Discharge (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments) Vaginal Discharge (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments):

Vaginal discharge is a fluid or semisolid substance that is normal and helps keep the vagina clean. Normal vaginal discharge is clear or milky white and does not have an unpleasant odor. Bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including trichomonas, gonorrhea, or Chlamydia can cause a change in color or odor. Symptoms of infection may include

  • yellow-green or gray discharge,
  • strong odor, or
  • irritation of the genitals.

Treatment depends on the infection.

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Vaginal Discharge (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

clindamycin vaginal Clindamycin Vaginal

Clindamycin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria...learn more »

azithromycin Azithromycin

Azithromycin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria...learn more »

cefixime Cefixime

Cefixime is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body...learn more »

fluconazole Fluconazole

Fluconazole is an antifungal medicine...learn more »

doxycycline Doxycycline

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

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