The term “toilet infection” does not refer to a medical terminology it is a term coined and adopted in Nigeria, which refers to any infection (fungal, bacterial etc) of the vagina. Click Here to See The 7 part We Forget to Wash
There are many infections of the vagina, the commonest ones are;
Candidiasis: Characterized by milky discharge, itching, soreness and pain during intercourse.
Trichomoniasis: This is also characterized by grey or milky discharge distinguished by a fishy or pungent smell, pain when urinating, soreness, itching and inflammation.
Chlamydia vaginitis: This is characterized by the inflammation of the vagina discharge and bleeding especially after intercourse.
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Important Facts About Toilet infection
- Toilet infection is not limited to women
There is a wrong perception that “toilet infections “is a feminine disease this is far from the truth , men can easily acquire the infection by simply having sex with an infected women.
- If you love Rice, Spaghetti and Noodles you are at Higher risk
Research has shown that people who eat carbohydrates rich foods such as rice, noodles, etc are more susceptible to candidiasis than people who eat protein rich diets.
- Asthma Medication May Exacerbate Condition
Asthma medication such as salbutamol inhaler has been implicated in the causation of candidiasis. A Brazilian study reported that individuals using inhaler for upwards of six month reported candidiasis as one of the adverse effects.
- Women are asymptomatic to Some Toilet Infections
As we established earlier “toilet infection” is not restricted to the feminine gender, some disease affecting the vagina can be transmitted to men .Most women are asymptomatic to chlamydia infection while men manifest symptoms of the disease almost immediately.
- Women With Intrauterine Contraceptive Device Are At Higher Risk
A study which evaluated the clinical importance of the detection of bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas vaginalis, candida albicans and actinomyces in Papanicolaou smears reported that, women using intrauterine contraceptive device as a form of contraception showed a statistically significant increase in the level of candida infection as compared with women who used other types of contraception and women who do not use a form of contraception.
Side Effects of “Toilet Disease”
Infection with candida, trichomonas and chlamydia can lead to the following effects
Vaginitis: an inflammation of the vagina that can result in pain and cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge
Skin Eruptions: often appear as red and raw breaks under the breasts, in the groin area, or in the abdominal skin folds of an overweight person.
Nutrient Malabsorption: inability to absorb nutrients from food
Systemic Candidiasis: this is a candida infection in the bloodstream a very serious condition that can cause death.
Other side effects of toilet infection include Constipation, severe headaches, hypothyroidism, irritability, diarrhea, colitis, acne, tingling sensations, extreme fatigue and depression. Click Here to See Gonorrhea: What Sexually Active Men and Women Must know
How To Treat Toilet Infection
There are several natural remedies for the treatment for toilet infection these include garlic, douching with vinegar among several others. In general the standard treatment for toilet diseases upon diagnosis by a physician is the administration of anti-fungal oral medications or vaginal pessaries depending on the form of vaginitis, severity of the condition, duration and frequency of the toilet infection, as well as on whether a lady is pregnant.
Toilet Infection Q & A
How to treat toilet infection during pregnancy
Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy predisposes the pregnant woman to a variety of opportunistic infections including toilet infection (Yeast Infection). Due to the risk of congenital abnormalities, some vaginal creams and suppositories used in the treatment of toilet infections cannot be used during pregnancy. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for guidance on the safest treatment for toilet infection during pregnancy. An untreated toilet or yeast infection can be transmitted to your baby’s mouth during delivery leading to a condition known as “thrush”. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE THE NEW SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE DISCOVERED BY SCIENTIST
Which medicine can i use for toilet infection?
There are several vaginal creams and suppositories used in the treatment of toilet infection the active ingredient is most of these drugs include Nystatin, Ketoconazole, and Clotrimazole . It is always advised that you avoid self-medication and its attendant consequences by consulting your doctor, pharmacist or any other qualified medical personnel for guidance
Can you get toilet infection from a toilet seat?
Toilet infection and most sexually transmitted infection (STI) are not transmitted via toilet seats. The microorganisms implicated in toilet infection can get unto the toilet seat, but are often unable to survive for long after leaving the human body. This explains why toilet disease cannot be transmitted by toilet seats CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE THE SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE THAT CANNOT BE PREVENTED BY CONDOM
Can toilet infection be transmitted sexually?
Several of the infections categorized as toilet infection can be transmitted during sexual intercourse with an infected partner. Infrequently, candidiasis can be transferred between men and women during sex. However, a yeast infection on the penis/foreskin or in the vagina is not considered to be a sexually transmitted disease (STD) . Click to See Symptoms of HIV /AIDS
Natural treatment for toilet infection
There are several natural treatment options for toilet infection as we established earlier these include:
- Fresh garlic: Garlic’s natural anti-fungal properties is very effective against candidiasis.
- Vinegar: The anti fungal properties of apple cider vinegar make it a very effective and safe natural remedy to treat toilet infection.
- Coconut oil: Another important and very effective natural treatment for toilet infection is coconut oil. Studies have shown that it is effective against Candida albicans, the causative agent of candidiasis
How to Prevent Toilet Infection
There are several ways to prevent these infections we have listed some of the measures here
- Good personal hygiene
- Avoid the use of dirty and unkempt public conveniences
- Avoid sharing of under wears
- Avoid sharing sanitary objects e.g. shaving sticks
- Oral contraceptives use can promote candidiasis
- Avoid indiscriminate and unprotected sex
- Use a feminine hygiene product regularly
- Avoid frequent douching
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