Before talking about 5 Nigerian Herbs to Flush Out Toilet Infections,
We will like you to know that women are quick to say they have a toilet infection once the vagina area is itchy. The belief is that the infection is contracted from the toilet, but the microbe causing this infection cannot survive long in the toilet neither can it be present in the quantity that can cause infection especially with the immunity of an average person. Keep reading as we shed more light on what this infection really is.
What is toilet infection?
Firstly, the term ‘Toilet Infection’ is not recognized by scientific or medical books. Hence there is nothing like toilet infection. When the symptoms and tests are analyzed, the medical name for the infection close to toilet infection is ‘Vaginal Infection’. So, toilet infection is considered to be a nickname and, in this article, I will be using it interchangeably. Some of these infections could be sexually transmitted. The commonest of toilet infections is:
- Candidiasis caused by fungi
- bacterial vaginosis caused by Bacteria
- Trichomoniasis is a protozoan infection.
How do you know you have a vaginal infection?
The symptoms that are very common to vaginal infection are:
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If vaginal infections are not from the toilet then from where?
The vagina has a tightly- regulated balance of both chemicals and organisms. Vaginal infection is caused by changes and alteration in the vaginal environment, and this alteration results from:
Frequent washing of the vagina or douching is one way in which the biochemical balance leading to overgrowth of the fungal and bacterial can occur.
Wet and tight underwear.
When you don’t keep the vagina area dry especially after a bath or wearing tight underwear. It causes a fungal infection because fungus thrives more in a moist environment leading to overgrowth.
Chemicals like perfumes, soaps and creams in order to change the normal vaginal odor could also affect the normal balance and cause these infections.
Infections could be due to hormones from contraceptive pills, during ovulation, during pregnancy etc.
Using an antibiotic to treat other infections, especially a strong antibiotic for a long period of time could destroy the protective and good organism, thereby altering the balance of the vagina.
resulting from emotional/ physical stress, HIV/Aids, diabetes, pregnancy etc.
5 Nigerian herbs that help to get rid of vaginal infection
Aloe Vera gel
A thin layer of gel from a freshly cut Aloe Vera should be applied to the affected area and let dry naturally. With warm water, wash the area and repeat twice a day. Aloe Vera can inhibit the growth of any bacteria or fungi causing infection. Aloe Vera contains antifungal, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties. It helps ease dryness or inflammation.
studies have shown that scent leaves have antifungal properties. It is active against Candida albicans, Penicillium chrysogenum, and Microsporum gypsum. Chloroform extracts from the leaves showed great antifungal and antifungal activity against the fungal species mentioned. Thus, it is helpful when crushed and smeared on the skin.
Among the several functions of bitter leaf in the body is detoxification of the whole body. It also improves the immune system. It is very effective against parasitic infection and sexually transmitted disease.
Due to its antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, Indian lilac, commonly known as neem, can help fight vaginal infections. After you have boiled a handful of neem leaves in a cup of water, strain and cool. Daily rinse the vaginal area with this for at least a week
lemon leaf when boiled in hot water and cooled to room temperature can be use as vagina wash.it helps prevent foul vagina odor and at the same get rid of vaginal infection. The leave contains anti-microbial, antibiotic and anti-allergic properties.
Preventing vaginal infections
The Follow tips will help you prevent vaginal infections from recurring.
- Reduce your consumption of sugar as yeast thrive more on sugar.
- Wear loose-fitting and cotton underwear.
- Don’t spend extended periods of time in wet clothes or bathing suits. Dry up the vaginal areas.
- Antibiotics should be used only when it is necessary.
- Avoid using douching unless advised by the doctor and also avoid vaginal deodorant sprays and scented vaginal lotions. As stated earlier, this may alter the balance of good bacteria in your vagina.
- Finally, practice safe sex.
On a final note,
The severity of the infection, quality of the treatment used, and level of immunity of a person determine the effectiveness of Home remedies. In other words, herbs alone may not be able to get rid of severe infections. If symptoms constantly recurring, you should call your doctor.