Embarrassing Body Fluids: What Do You Do About It?

Excuse me. It’s dirty talk. But we all have it sometimes: embarrassing bodily fluids. With a cold and sore throat you have mucus formation. With a large pimple or even abscess you will be left with wound fluid or pus. And then there is that ‘good old’ classic that women don’t dare go to the doctor with: vaginal discharge. What should you do with it? The updated guide ‘Natural and healthy’ by A. Vogel contains tips and insights.

Pus!

Brrr. A yellowish or white thick liquid that has settled in your skin! And in a pimple or abscess. However, A. Vogel’s Health Encyclopedia ‘Natural and Healthy’ reports that you can be grateful to your body for producing this nasty stuff. Well, your skin swells, tightens and hurts. And you have an ailment that you hardly dare to present to the doctor. Especially because an abscess often appears on your buttocks! But take comfort. Pus occurs in response to an invader in the body, such as a bacteria. Pus is a mix of tissue remains, bacteria and the white blood cells that your body uses as fighters against invaders. The intruder is quickly contained within a capsule of connective tissue, which can make your entire body an unsafe place. However, white blood cells, body’s own tissue and bacteria form a difficult place there: they cannot escape towards disaster, but also not towards healing. Until abscess or pimple is ripe.

What to do?

Keep clean. Don’t pick. And no matter how tempting it is, don’t open an unripe pimple and certainly don’t open an unripe abscess. You run the risk of spreading the bacteria further, causing even more harm. You may make a compress of crushed onion or potato to help the area mature sooner. The doctor can also responsibly put an end to the pus suffering. This can be done by cutting or pricking in a targeted manner to drain the abscess or pimple. By the way, it is good to eat vitamin A-rich food for these types of problems. Sometimes an abscess or pimple, especially if it occurs repeatedly, indicates a lack thereof.

 

Slime!

Love your body mucus too. For example, the mucus layer in your nose. Even a nose that does not have a cold secretes a liter of mucus per day, which removes troublemakers such as bacteria and dust, as the ‘Natural and Healthy’ guide knows to cheer us up. So slime is useful. But infection and illness can cause mucus production to go crazy or cause mucus to become stuck.

What to do?

In case of excessive mucus formation or stuck mucus, pastilles and syrup products such as A. Vogels Santasapina throat syrup or Echinaforce throat pastilles are helpful in soothing and healing. It is important to temporarily avoid dairy products, because they promote mucus production. Sour milk products such as yoghurt and cottage cheese are an exception. Please note: if you have a prolonged painful cough or cough up blood, go to the doctor immediately.

 

Vaginal discharge!

Discharge is normal. The vagina is a self-regulating system, and the moisture in your vagina helps keep it healthy and free of impurities. Contrary to everything advertisers try to tell you, ‘resolving’ natural odors through sprays and perfumed panty liners is not normal at all. All life comes from the sea, and all human life comes from the woman: no wonder you smell of the sea. It is only wrong when (pardon the plain language) you smell, for example, a rotten fish odor, when you have discharge that is not clear but white or even yellowish or green, in short, when something is really different from normal.

What to do?

Unfortunately, with complaints like the above, you really need to go to the doctor. Sometimes an infection or even venereal disease needs to be treated. But if you notice a little bit of extra discharge, it could just be related to your cycle. For example, around ovulation you have more discharge. If your vagina is a little irritated, feels a bit itchy or uncomfortable, you can simply keep it drier with – preferably unbleached and natural – (toilet) paper. Then it’s just a bit too much for your vagina. Even if you have stress or poor resistance, this can manifest itself in vague vaginal complaints. Good self-care is an important prevention.

 

Natural relationship with your own vagina

What women often lack most is – it sounds strange but it’s true – a natural relationship with their own sexual organs. So learn in normal circumstances what is normal for your body, how you smell, what the discharge feels like at the beginning of your cycle, in the middle or at the end. Self-knowledge is also power in the physical field! However, once again, if you have any bothersome complaints, you should visit your GP for advice and, if necessary, treatment. And when in doubt, too.

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