Not so long ago, news of a disease made itself viral not only among people but also on the Internet. There were explicit images all over the internet related to the disease. Blue Waffle which was considered an STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) was linked with women.

It was said that women who were sexually active were affected from this disease. According to it, the vaginal area which was referred as waffle (slang) would turn blue. Where some people believed the disease to be true, some referred to the information as rumors.

The disease that was portrayed on the internet showed the worst health condition in form of a severe vaginal infection that caused scratches and wounded the genital area. There were quite a lot of speculations about the information that circulated the internet making it hard to believe.

Commonly recorded symptoms

Some of the common symptoms that were recorded among those who complained about the disease were:

  1. Irritation and burning sensation in the vagina and around the area.
  2. Foul odor due to vaginal discharge.
  3. The color of the area turned into purplish blue like a bruise.
  4. Other symptoms such as nausea which were also reported.

However, it is important to note that all these symptoms that were told and seen among those who were diagnosed with this disease were similar to any vaginal infection. This lead to further confusion about the Blue Waffle disease being a rumor or reality. People weren’t sure if they should consider it a problem or just a hoax.

Till date, there isn’t any medical proof that states and confirms the presence of the disease. Besides,  gynecologists have stated that this is just a means of instilling fear. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure though. The disease is said to have spread because of unprotected intercourse or lack of sanitation.

There were some more causes that were highlighted as well. These included:

  1. Not taking care of hygiene. This is a general cause behind most STDs and other infections as well.
  2. Being physically active with more than one partner. This is also generally a major reason behind STDs.
  3. The imbalance between good and bad bacteria in the body. Such issues can culminate in such issues too.
  4. Stress. When induced with various other health issues, stress can also reach a finale of genital infections.
  5. A weak immune system. This opens the door for various health issues including STDs.

Moving forward: Precautions to take

Here are few of the precautions that you can observe. These are not just linked with this supposedly made up disease but are generally important for your health well-being:

  1. Wear breathable undergarments in order to avoid any discomfort.
  2. Pay proper attention to all parts of your body including genitals. In this regard, genital health care should be observed to avoid any sort of infection.
  3. Before taking any anti-infection or antibiotics, it is best to consult your gynecologist in advance to keep any complications at bay.

These are few of the ways you can avoid a lot of other infections related to your private area too. In order to keep any disease, specifically, STDs at arm’s length, it is best to consult your doctor now and then. This will help ensure that you are in the best of your health. Other than that, cleanliness should be your first priority to avoid any sort of discomfort.

Blue Waffle or not, there are other sexually transmitted diseases proven by medicine. AIDS is one such ailment. In this context, it is ideal to look after your hygiene, particularly, if you physically active. It is possible to become a victim of such a disease taking measures of precaution. Thus, we can’t emphasize enough- visit your doctor regularly.