Toilet Infections: Symptoms, Causes & Natural Treatment

Toilet Infections: Symptoms, Causes & Natural Treatment

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Toilet infections, which is often referred to as toilet disease by some people is a condition in which a female experiences discomfort such as burning, itching and unpleasant or foul odour coming right from the vagina.

The condition is named toilet infection because most ladies could swear they started experiencing the discomfort after the use of public toilet seat.

Regardless of how its viewed, toilet infections can be darned uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing as the itching tends to occur when you are out in public places.

This article takes a comprehensive look at what exactly is toilet infection, symptoms of toilet infections, causes of toilet infections and natural treatment of toilet infection.

What is Toilet infection?

Toilet infection is medically termed as vaginal infection or vaginitis. They are conditions that cause infection or inflammation of the vagina creating discharge, foul odor, irritation and itching.

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Toilet infection is the layman (non professional) term for vaginal infection.

There are several kinds of these infections. However the most common types are

  • Baterial Vaginosis
  • Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Trichomoniasis

Others include

  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Non Infectious vaginitis
  • Viral vaginitis

As a matter of fact, knowing the exact type of toilet infection you are experiencing may be a bit difficult despite that they may have different symptoms. The reason for this is that Vaginitis has many causes and you may have more than one at the same time.

Do you know that untreated toilet infections (vaginal infection) can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), a major culprit responsible for infertility in women? CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE AND ITS TREATMENT.

Toilet Infection in Men

It is quite impossible for a male to have toilet infection simply because we don’t have a Vagina. However, on rare occasions, a male might contact yeast infection from a female partner with a vaginal yeast infection.

Typically, symptoms of toilet infection in male usually comes as small white spots, redness, or a dry, peeling rash on the penis that comes with itching, irritation, or burning. Over the counter, antifungal cream will clear the symptoms.

Symptoms of Toilet Infections in Female

The common symptoms of the various kinds of toilet infection are; itching, vaginal discharge, and burning. Irrespective of how similar these symptoms look like, you should be able to point out the difference by examining the colour and the smell of the vaginal discharge.

Some amount of vaginal discharge occurs normally in women of child bearing age, the glands in the cervix produce secretion that moves downwards mixing with bacteria and dead vaginal cells which may make the discharge whitish or yellowish in colour when exposed to air. The quantity of mucus secreted depends on the amount of estrogen produced.

Furthermore, Vaginal discharge may occur as a result of emotional stress or sexual excitement. The discharge in this case is often clear mucus secretion.

Experiencing any kind of discharge that is different from the aforementioned type either in colour, odour, frequency, quantity and texture  might be a strong indication that you have toilet infection

Pain is also can be felt however its not a frequent symptom of toilet infection

The following are the symptoms of each kind of Toilet infection.

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge with foul odour (fish like smell) often after intercourse
  • Discharge may be thin with white or gray colour
  • Itching around the vagina
  • Burning during urination
  • Some women may not have any symptoms

Vaginal Yeast Infection

  • Vaginal discharge is thick, whitish-gray (cottage cheese) in colour
  • You may not always have vaginal discharge and it can be itchy when it comes
  • Painful urination and painful intercourse
  • Intense itching around the vagina


  • Frothy vaginal discharge with yellow- green or gray colour
  • Burning during urination
  • Itching or irritation of the vagina
  • Foul smell
  • Discomfort during intercourse
  • Symptoms occurs within 4 to 20 days after exposure since it is a sexually transmitted disease

Causes of Toilet Infections

Causes of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

This is the most common type of toilet disease. It is caused by bacteria. The vagina itself houses two sets of bacteria which are; the good bacteria and the bad bacteria.

The good bacteria helps control the growth of the bad bacteria. Bacterial vaginosis is the situation in which the good bacteria are not enough to check the bad bacteria and hence causing overgrowth of organisms such as Gardnerella vaginalis

Although what is responsible for the change or imbalance in the bacteria is unknown, certain factors can however increase the risk of bacterial vaginosis. They include;

  • Pregnancy
  • Use of Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Frequent douching
  • Having more than one sexual partner or a new sexual partner
  • Smoking

It is however important to note that you do NOT get bacterial vaginosis from toilet seats, bedding, or swimming pools.

Bacterial vaginosis are usually not life threatening . But can lead to serious problems in some cases. Examples are given below.

  • Having BV during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, premature delivery, and uterine infection after pregnancy.
  • Pelvic infection is more likely to occur if you have BV and you undergo pelvic procedures such as abortion, cesarean section etc.
  • Having BV makes you more vulnerable to catch sexually transmitted infection


Causes Vaginal Yeast Infection.

Also known as genital candidiasis or vulvovaginal candidiasis. It is caused by a fungus usually Candida albicansThis type of fungi are normally found in small amount within the vagina and overgrowth of it leads to yeast infection. It is not clear how this fungal infection originates but it is generally believed that they are not sexually transmitted.

Infection can occur when the balance of bacteria in the vagina is affected. The following factors may increase the likelihood of imbalance.

  • Antibiotics: Using antibiotics may destroy the protective bacteria in the vagina causing overgrowth of yeast.
  • Medical Condition: Such as diabetes and weak immune system may increase the risk of yeast infection
  • Hormonal changes such as in pregnancy, ovulation, menopause: All of these conditions are capable of creating a conducive environment for the unrestricted growth of fungus within the vagina
  • Birth control pills: This is capable of interfering with the estrogen content of the body promoting fungal growth in the vagina

Causes of Non-Infectious Vaginitis

Non- Infectious vaginitis is a case where the itching, burning, and vaginal discharge happen without an infection. They often occur as a result of an allergic reaction to various products such as

  • Vaginal sprays
  • Pant liners
  • Detergents
  • Fabric softeners
  • Perfumed soaps
  • Spermicide

It may also occur as a result of lower levels of hormones as in the case of menopause or removal of ovaries causing the vagina to be dry causing burning and pain during intercourse

External objects such as a forgotten tampon may cause vaginal irritation

Causes of Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. It is primarily an infection of the urinary and genital tract which is mostly affected by women although men can be infected too.

Next is the treatment of toilet (vaginal) infection

Treatment of Toilet Infections and Home Remedies

Getting the right diagnosis is the key to proper treatment of toilet infection.

You must be able to tell the symptoms and describe the color, texture, smell, and quantity of discharge you might be having.

Bacterial Vaginosis

This is treated majorly by antibiotic. Antibiotics usually work well and have few side effects. But taking them can lead to a vaginal yeast infection. Metronidazole (flagyl) is an effective drug for toilet disease. You must, however, contact your doctor for what will work best for you.

Home remedies to encourage healing of bacterial vaginosis include

Garlic: Peel off the skin and insert this into the vagina allowing it to remain overnight. This may be done once every day until the infection goes away.

Apple cider vinegar: This is another effective natural remedy for vaginal infections. Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with two cups of water and add a fresh clove of garlic. Allow the solution to stand for some time so that the nutrient in the garlic can be absorbed and then use it for douching.

Vaginal Yeast Infection

For mild cases, vaginal creams can be very effective. For severe and recurrent cases of yeast infection, vaginal clotrimazole and oral fluconazole may be administered after consulting your physician

Avoid douching when you have vaginal yeast infection as douching may promote the yeast infection and spread it to the cervix and into the uterus.

Home remedies for yeast infection are

Yogurt: A common home remedy for yeast infections is to immerse a tampon in yogurt and insert it into the vagina. This may be done twice on daily basis until the symptoms subside.

Garlic: Inserting garlic over night is also an effective home remedy

Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is also known for its ability to alleviate the symptoms of itching and irritation caused by a yeast infection. Pour a few drops of the oil on a tampon and place it inside the vagina


Trichomoniasis is treated with metronidazole (flagyl). It usually is given in a single dose

Echinacea and Garlic are effective home remedies for trichomoniasis.

Prevention of Toilet Disease

Here are some preventive tips for toilet infections and disease

  • Always keep yourself clean and dry
  • Avoid using vaginal sprays or heavily perfumed soaps on the vagina.
  • Be careful not to allow the transfer of germs from the anal area while wiping
  • Avoid wearing clothes that withhold heat and moisture such as nylon underwear, tight jeans and pant hose without cotton.
  • Using condoms may help prevent transmitting infections
  • Eating yogurt with active cultures may help reduce yeast vaginal infections
  • Don’t use deodorant tampons or pads
  • Remaining in a sweaty or dirty cloth can worsen infection
  • Endeavour to get a complete gynecologic exam on yearly basis.

90 thoughts on “Toilet Infections: Symptoms, Causes & Natural Treatment

  1. For quite sometime now i have experiencing itching around my scrotum and i dont know why,it was few days back that my parner was telling me that she has been confirmed with the disease. I want to know if it is the disease that has been transmitted to me and what do i do now please.

    1. Hi Lv,
      You will have to see your doctor or If your scrotum has kind of rashes, you can send me the pics so that we rule out the possibility of genital warts. Other than that, antibiotics and topical antifungal cream or 3 in one (antifungal, antibacterial and anti inflammatory) cream should do the trick.

  2. I have an infection, been treated thrice this year with drugs, injections and even creams but I still feel itching.

    I also tried a home remedy of garlic cloves insertion…

    1. Adetobi i hav a very good anti dote for this toilet infection they wil see it wit the necked eyes is just to shit it out am impress wit the way u are helping ur patient tnx

  3. Comment Text* Mr Doctor my friend, I notice a whitish fluid like milk after urinating pure urine , although I took some drugs, what causes this milky discharge ? is it as
    a result of drug I took or am having STD?

  4. pls I just noticed a white fluid coming out of my man hood always. ….It started wit a little pain wen I want to wat can I take

  5. Hello,I noticed that my brother was taking antibiotics for infection.just 3 days back I happen to discover rashes on my private part(we share same toilet)i went to d hospital was given an antibiotic and a cream called mycoten.I ve compeleted the dose but still on the cream,the itching is still bad,Pls advice or prescribe a drug for me.This is the worst thing that ve happened to me,its so uncomfortable.Pls Help

    1. I’m having painful stopped for a while but now I have this frequent urination nd its just short pees.what kind of infection is this std or uti . Pls answer me

  6. Hello Doc..
    Pls I don’t have itches neither do I have painful urination but my menstruation is irregular and lately it’s very black and appears very little on my pad…

  7. pls just want to confirm in I have the infection cause my buttocks always inching me burning why I scrash it pls what is the problem with me

  8. Pls sir I saw ur email address when I was searching for the cure of toilet infection, I have had Dis infection for like a year now, my discharge is white in tick like catarrh at tyms I sit on hot water with antiseptic n it reduces, bt after which my discharge will be drooling it .pls what should I do.

    1. pls doctor i use to have a whitish discharge nd itiches around my vigina pls how can it be cured and can it affect my physical growth nd development

  9. Good morning doctor, pls when ever I urinate it use to b very painful n blood use to come out,I use to urinate more than 15 time in one hour,i it use to inch me too.pls what wrong wit my panis.thank

  10. Please what I do, I noticed since last year August dat I started having boil on vaginal and is always after sex which does not happen before.

  11. I’m having fungal infections/toilet infections… Itching all over my private part, and as a result of scratching, stuffs begin to appear on penis, sack, lower labs, butucks. I’m suffering sir. Please how do I treat this?

  12. Am a nutritional doctor i use 2 cure all diseases so if u need any help contact me 07066567652

  13. there is this whitish discharge usually thick during sex without pains and itching I experience recently and it does not smell from my vagina, what could be the cause Dr?

  14. Pls Doc,I do experience itching in my urether passage with a little whitish discharge.what is d solution to such situation?

  15. I sometimes have itches at the viguna,milky discharge and also boil around my vagina and I notice I hardly get pregnant pls help.

  16. hav toilet infection, hav been treating it since last but it refuse to go. pz i need u help sir am in onitsha 08039393084

  17. i am feeling pain in my stomach nd am seeing dis whitish stuff on my pant.
    i jst finish my period 1 week ago nd am seeing it nw. wat could be d reason.
    am also seeing blood after sex.

  18. Pls doc I see white thick stufs like a cooked pieces egg inside my Virginia. And my Virginia is dry as well .it also itch me .but I don’t know wat to call it .pls help out

  19. Pls doc, can toilet infection stop period because haven’t see my period since last month and am not pregnant pls sir what cause it nd what can I use

  20. Pls doc, can toilet infection stop period because haven’t see my period since last month and am not pregnant pls sir what cause it nd what can I use 08135489461

  21. Dr i went for urine nd blood test on feb nd d test came out dat i av growth of staphilococos nd candidansis,wt can i use to remove nd flush dix infection away.plz sir help mhe,av nt had s** b4,nd our toilet z nt dirty,am jxt 18yrs old

  22. Sir I have itching between my thighs and also round my pennies ,its getting out of hand ,please is there any home remedy for this ,I have treated it before and it was gone and now coming back again ,what do I do

  23. Hi my name is Chelsea and I noticed something like rash more like tiny pimples on the lip of my Vagina does it it mean I have an infection?pls reply me thank you

  24. Please doc. This has been for years. I was diagnosed some years back with tablets and injections. Sometime in 2006 I went for test to be sure I was free in a good hospital. They said they didn’t see any infection which I doubted. I was working in the same hospital they allowed me to view the microscope. Some two years after I was receiving the same itching at my scrotum, I went for traditional medicine which subsided the itching. Now the itching is coming on again. I need I complete remedy please which will stop this mess.

  25. I hv an itching around d outer part of my vagina..I got antifungal cream n flaggy which I hv bin using close to 4days. n d itching hv not yet stop…pls what else shd I do?

  26. I’m yomi
    i feel something in my scrotum
    the left one goes up and other comes down please i want the to no the cause if these issue and hotness of urine and painful urinary please tell me the cause and the cure doctor

  27. Pls I have this whitish thing coming out from my Virginia and I notice my menstruating period has change,pls how can I get rid of that

  28. pls I notice some small white something on my vagina am not discharging I knw it infection pls how can I treat it cos I just notice it wen ever I dip my hand in my vagina ….pls how can treat it…pls it urgent

  29. Please sir,I nid ur hlp. For 3wks nw,av bin having serious itching in my vagina,discharge of yellow substance sometimes watery.den I discovered rashs too in my vagina. Wat do I use?

  30. pls wat d herbal cure for this toilet disease.. ave gone to the hospital..have been given prescription of drugs to use, even used insertion bt still yet its getting worse..

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