Toilet infection is largely a myth – Dr. Olufunmilayo
”Toilet infection” is largely a myth and there is really no such thing what so ever says Dr. Olufunmilayo.
The UK based, Nigerian Doctor counsels that what is tagged “toilet infection” is usually a urine infection or an STD.
He opines that there is nothing like toilet infection, ‘there is no medical diagnosis at all’.
Dr. Olufunmilayo added that the chances of contracting any disease solely from using the toilet is almost zero.
He added that toilet infection is most times used to cover up sexually transmitted diseases STD.
It’s easier to say toilet infection than saying STD to avoid being judged.
Taking to his Twitter handle to enlighten his followers, He wrote;
“There is NOTHING like “Toilet Infection”. There is NO such medical diagnosis at all.
What you call “toilet infection” is usually a urine infection or an STD.
The chances of you catching an infection solely from using a toiletares almost zero.
“Toilet infection” DOES NOT exist.
While it is true that there may be some microbes and germs in a public toilet, they usually can’t survive for long on cold hard surfaces of those toilets like we think.
As a matter of fact, the public toilet is not recognised as a common place for people to catch infections.
And for you to actually catch an infection from using a public toilet, you will need your vagina, anus or any other opening in the private part or a wound in your buttocks to directly touch the infected toilet seat- which while it is theoretically possible is quite very unlikely.
So basically what is wrongfully termed as “Toilet Infections” is actually a urine infection, or a Sexually Transmitted Infection or a poor hygiene problem.
Don’t assume it is a toilet somewhere causing the problem and don’t treat yourself. You can’t rightly tell the difference.
If you have abnormal discharge from your private part like pus from penis in men or any abnormal colour or bad odor vagina discharge in women, with itching and a recent mostly unprotected sexual intercourse;
That signifies a sexually transmitted infection.
Speak to a doctor.
If you have excessive creamy discharge as a woman, sometimes itchy, whitish like cheese, and you do other things like vagina barbecuing, vagina washing among other unhealthy but popularly promoted stuff, you may have a yeast infection.
Speak to a doctor as well for good advice.
Overall, “Toilet Infection” is largely a myth and there’s really no such thing whatsoever.
But in a judgmental society like ours, it is better to say “I have Toilet Infection” than “I have STD”. So I understand.
However, just to be clear though,
“Toilet Infection” DO NOT EXIST.”