Nowadays, toilet infection is one of the unresolved problems in Nigeria. The two main causes of this annoying discomfort are the use of public toilets which contain a lot of unhygienic infectious bacteria, and careless behavior afterward like neglecting washing hands after using the toilet.
When a woman uses a public bathroom, she cannot know for certain who else has used the seat before her or what kind of infections they are struggling with, so they need to be careful.
A person suffering from toilet infection has to put up with a lot of discomforts, it may become uncomfortable for them to sit down and move about freely, the itching could also come up in public places and become unbearable.
How to avoid Toilet Infection
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
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.
is caused by a type of fungus called candida albicans 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.
Natural treatment of toilet infection
Nigerian women have some natural methods of treating toilet infections. Even though they have not been scientifically proven to be effective, these natural methods are widely used by those ladies who have been struggling with the infectious disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prevention and treatment for toilet infection
It has been proven that people do not get infected by simply sitting on the toilet seat alone, however the main source of the diseases are always dirty hands, which means you should avoid touching the food you consume, your eyes and your private parts with unwashed hands if you do not want to catch toilet or other infections.
Even small children know the rule of washing their hands after using the bathroom every time, so if you cannot do so, be sure to use antiseptic wet wipes.
Tips for women which helps in preventing any kind of vaginal infections.
Stop using soaps
the vagina should be washed with clean water only, avoid using specialized soaps and antiseptics which could destroy your good microflora and damage the vulval environment.
Change your underwear as often as you can
you should do it at least twice a day, especially if you live in hot area or sweat a lot. The perfect way to do this would be by changing your underwear every time you return home from work.
Bend when you urinate
it may seem difficult, however, this will keep you from getting urine splashed on your legs. Washing your legs with plain water is also a good hygienic measure.
Sharing underwear with other people is forbidden
even if they are close family and friends, everyone should have their own underwear, as it is a very simple rule of personal hygiene.
Use underwear made of cotton
it absorbs moisture in the best way, definitely better than nylon. This prevents irritation of the vagina. Try to have a gentle and careful contacts in bed – do not let your partner harm you in the process because the natural vulval barrier can become damaged.
Visit the doctor
lastly, the most important point is to see your doctor as soon as you notice anything suspicious. The medical specialist will always examine you and give you the best advice about your current health condition.
To Naturally disinfect your toilet all you need is just one ingredient
Get some unripe lemon/lime.
- Extract the juice from the lemon/lime.
- Put it in a spray bottle and use it same way you use germicide/disinfectant for your toilet.
- And always remember to use it if a visitor uses your toilet.
- Also, don’t forget to have it in a small bottle in your bag and always use it when you use other people’s toilet or a public toilet.
- When washing your toilet sprinkle some salt or baking soda around your toilet bowl.
- Wear a cleaning gloves and using the flesh side of the half lime, scrub beneath the rim and the area where the water reaches and use the toilet brush to scrub thoroughly and deeper into the bowl.
- Add baking soda to the lime to get effective White results.