Toilet infection affects a lot of women in Nigeria. It often occurs after the use of public toilet seats, some of which harbors unhygienic infectious bacteria. Sometimes, it can occur as a result of a lack of good hygiene, mostly when people don’t wash their hands. This condition is characterized by itching and other uncomfortable symptoms.
Types of infections that lead to the toilet disease
- Bacterial vaginosis
is caused by an overgrowth in the number of normal bacteria usually found in a woman’s lower parts. This overgrowth could be caused by unsafe contacts with certain other organisms, personal hygiene products or contraceptive measures.
- Yeast infection
is caused by a type of fungus called candida allicins and can result in serious issues in those who have a weakened immunity, such as pregnant women, people with HIV and people who have diabetes.
is an infection which occurs due to a parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. It is characterized by symptoms such as pain, problematic urination and intense itching.
5 Home Remedies
1. Eating garlic
This method is widely considered to help with killing infectious bacteria and restoring the microflora. Some women even make special tampons by wrapping chopped garlic in gauze and putting it instead a tampon.
However, it should not be kept in the body for longer than two hours. Apart from eating garlic, you can also consume some other useful products like goat milk.
2. Douching with vinegar
After menstruation or sexual intercourse, a lot of women carry out douching for microflora purification using a solution made by adding 1 spoon of vinegar to 1 liter of water.
However, doctors do not recommend this method of treatment. The reason is that douching can significantly change the natural environment of the female genitals and wash out the healthy bacteria along with the damaging ones.
This will only make the situation worse, so you are not recommended to do it without your doctor’s guidance.
3. Chamomile treatment
Another natural method of reducing vaginal pain and itching caused by toilet infection is to take 2 tablespoons of chamomile and pour it into 0.5 liters of boiling water, and allowing the mixture boil for 5 minutes. Make this decoction and douche with it every day during the week.
4. Milk and garlic
To make this treatment, you should boil 0.5 liters of milk and add some garlic cloves. After the mixture cools, use it as a douche to get rid of the itching and pain, as well as treat the infection.
It is best to do the douching before bed. After finishing the process, you should rinse the vagina with mixture of soda and water (1 teaspoon per liter of water).
Another natural way of beating toilet infection is eating yogurt which contains healthy bacteria like lactobacillus acidophilus. Yogurt is considered good for influence the growth of useful bacteria in the body.
Nonetheless, studies have shown that using this method to treat yeast infection could lead to controversial outcomes. The benefits of yogurt consumption are not confirmed by scientists.