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Changes in vaginal discharge consistency, appearance, or smell (along with associated symptoms like itching, burning, pain etc) could be suggestive of possibility of vaginal infection. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and vaginal swab/smear test done to identify causative agent. Treatment as appropriate would be started to help you. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid tight fitting clothes (make sure your undergarments are washed properly and have no traces of detergent in them). If you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection and avoid having unprotected intercourse while both of you are on treatment course. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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