A vaginal yeast infection (vaginal candidiasis) is caused by an overgrowth of a fungus (Candida albicans) that naturally lives in your vagina. This overgrowth triggers irritation, inflammation, itching, and painful discharge. 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. Yeast infection is not officially classified as a sexually transmitted disease because several other factors outside sex can cause it.
However, there are possible causes of symptoms of toilet disease that may masquerade as toilet infections these include: Sexually transmitted infections (STDs) which can cause irritation and present with an itchy discharge and a slight odor. These include trichomoniasis, herpes and genital warts. Also Read Can you get chlamydia from a toilet
How To Treat Toilet Infection
There are several natural remedies for the treatment of toilet infection these include garlic, douching with vinegar among several others. In general, the standard treatment for toilet diseases upon proper 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 toilet infection, as well as on whether a lady is pregnant.
Drugs For Toilet Infection In Nigeria
– Clotrimazole suppositories or vaginal tablets
– Clotrimazole Cream
There are several combination kits like Cotozal TZ and other single dose treatment for toilet infection.
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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