Blue Waffles Disease

What is Blue Waffles Disease?

Have you ever heard about blue waffles disease? Well, if not, you are not alone. This is a relatively new medical condition, which has started in 2010 when images of a woman’s vagina with yeast infection having a bluish hue was circulated around the internet.

Blue waffles disease is a sexually transmitted disease, affecting both men and women. However, the disease is more common among women. The name is derived from the colloquial term ‘waffle’ which refers to the vagina, and the blue color with which it presents. It is still not registered as a real disease from medical sciences, but it is a real disease.

People who have a weekend immune system, especially those suffering from autoimmune diseases are more likely to get the blue waffles disease. [1]

What is Blue Waffles Disease?


Blue Waffle Disease affects the genital area

What are the Causes of Blue Waffles Disease?

Bed sexual habits are the main cause of blue waffles disease. Just like any other sexually transmitted disease, changing sexual partners too often or having unprotected sexual intercourse puts you at a greater risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease, among which the blue waffles disease as well.

As it is a fairly new disease, medical professionals have no idea why the disease has started affecting men and women. It is believed, that the disease results from an infection of various bacteria, which spread from one person to the other through sexual intercourse. These bacteria result from a mutation of other bacteria causing sexually transmitted diseases commonly known affecting both men and women.

It is also believed that blue waffles disease is caused by a type of resistance that the infection and bacteria create to other medications and treatment options when used for the treatment of other sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, etc. [2]

Signs and Symptoms

A characteristic sign of the blue waffles disease is a blue color which the genital area gets, from where the disease got its name. In general, the disease is considered to be a complex one, definitely being unpleasant in many ways. It all starts by itchiness around the genital area. This is followed by a color change of the genital area ranging from purplish to blue. In the later stages of the infection, the color changes to intensive blue or even purple.

Severe pain on the genital area is experienced. Some women describe it as beyond tolerable. The infection can easily spread into the anus area, just making the pain get even worse. Peeing, bowel movements and not to mention sexual intercourse are all very painful. The blue waffles disease is also accompanied by an unpleasant odor as well, which comes from a white vaginal discharge. [3]

Vagina affected by the Blue Waffle Disease

Vagina affected by the Blue Waffle Disease

Certain people are at a higher risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease, among which even the blue waffles disease. Risk factors for blue waffles disease include:

  • Multiple sex partners – having more than one sexual partner at the same time increases the risk for blue waffles disease, as well as for other sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Changing the sexual partners too often
  • Lack of good hygiene
  • Using sexual toys which are unclean
  • Oral sex,
  • Unprotected sexual intercourse,
  • Wearing tight clothes,
  • Using hygiene sprays and deodorants for the genital area, etc.

How is Blue Waffles Disease treated?

Blue waffles disease can be treated just like all the other sexually transmitted diseases. Treatment usually includes local antibiotics applied directly to the genital area. In severe cases oral antibiotic pills are necessary. Unfortunately, you can’t cure blue waffles disease at home.

Maintaining a good personal hygiene is also very important as it will speed up the recovery process. Wearing cotton underwear is advisable as it helps circulate the air properly.

The most important thing when it comes to blue waffles disease is to prevent it from happening on the first place. Everyone should pay attention to their sexual life. Besides keeping the genital area clean and dry, safe sex is a must. Avoid changing sexual partners over a short period of time. Also, use condoms while having sexual intercourse with different partners. Condoms are a good prevention measure not just for sexually transmitted diseases but for pregnancies as well. [4]

Why is Blue Waffles Disease Dangerous?

Blue waffles disease, first of all is a sexually transmitted disease, meaning that it will interfere with someone’s sexual life and activity, often interfering in the fertility as well. It is also more difficult to treat when compared to other sexually transmitted diseases as it is believed to result from a mutation of various bacteria and from a resistance to various treatment options used for the treatment of common sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea for example.

What makes the disease dangerous is also the fact that it is new, referred since 2010. It is also an uncommon sexually transmitted disease, meaning that there is also not enough information and researches so far. Some are even, skeptic if the blue waffle disease exists and are not aware of the disease until it is too late. [5]

Blue waffles disease is also dangerous as it is accompanied by severe pain. Women are the one mostly diagnosed with blue waffles disease. The pain is often described as unbearable.

Blue Waffles Myth

According to many the blue waffles disease is not a disease. There is no strong confirmation that the disease really exists. It is also not a registered disease in medical sciences. Regardless controversy opinions that currently exist about the blue waffles disease, it makes individuals wonder. Perhaps, this is all due to the fact that it is a relatively new disease. [6]

Pictures

Blue waffles disease pictures, Images & photos are below

Blue Waffles Disease

Blue Waffles Disease in women

Blue Waffles Disease in men

Blue Waffles Disease in Men

REFERENCE:

  1. Blue Waffles Disease – Symptoms, Causes, Pictures, Treatment, Prevention Available from: http://www.diseasepictures.com/blue-waffles-disease-pictures/
  2. What is the Cause of Blue Waffles Disease Available from: http://www.bluewafflespictures.com
  3. Symptoms of Blue Waffles http://www.bluewafflespictures.com/
  4. Blue Waffle Disease Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Pictures Available from: http://www.healthypair.net/blue-waffles-disease-causes-symtpoms-treatment-and-pictures
  5. Why is Blue Waffle dangerous? Available from: http://www.bluewafflepictures.com/why-is-blue-waffle-dangerous/
  6. The Blue Waffles Myth Available from: http://www.womenshealthfoundation.org/
  7. Blue Waffle – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment at https://blue-waffles-disease.blogspot.in/2018/01/blue-waffles-disease-pictures.html
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20 comments

  1. Thanks for the info never heard of this very interesting stuff and I feel sorry for the woman that

  2. A big heap of BS, vagititis is not a STI/STD. Ask your GP (or go to Emerg.) and be prepared to be treated well (and maybe a snicker will be surpressed) with a lesson on personal hygiene and if your case is bad, a 4-day antibiotics.
    Please stop “selling crap”!!

  3. Wow. This website does not need “medical” in the name. “Blue Waffle Disease” is an internet meme, not a real disease. You need to take this shit down and stop misinforming people.

      1. Any shade of blue and buddy you better hit the door running… Roses are red, violets are blue, but if your girls flower has the color of not number one but number two, you’d best run unless you want nasty, itchy, scratchy, smelly, blue balls too!

  4. This IS NOT a real disease, people!!! It’s an urban legend started in 2010, meant primarily to intimidate women (mostly young inexperienced women) regarding feminine hygiene (the “dirty vagina” myth) & intending to make women & men think & feel that the vagina is a nasty, unsanitary place if you indulge in sexual behaviors (that are perfectly normal, ladies!) similar to that which men have been afforded & accepted for eons, but women have not (the old ‘double standard’) – this myth is just another way to perpetuate typical male patriarchal attitudes towards women that are meant to rein in women’s social & sexual behaviors to be in line with patriarchal expectations for behavior of what is & what is not “ladylike.”

    The picture in the article is that of a woman with bacterial vaginitis (BV – which is ‘usually,’ but not always sexually transmitted). BTW, all vaginas have bacterial flora. Some bacteria are called the good bacteria, while others aren’t so good to have in over-abundance. These bacteria all originate in the digestive tract & travel to the vagina, kidneys, bladder & urethra, & anus, but are all usually perfectly normal in number in balance. BV is caused either by an improper microbial entering into the vaginal tract (such as Trichomoniasis – and classified as an STD) or an over-abundance of a bacteria (such as E. Choli, which is normally found in the bowel, & is classified as an Infection). Another type of ‘infection’ is caused by a proliferation of vaginal yeast & is the most common vaginal infection there is (almost all women will experience a yeast infection in her lifetime; some women will experience them frequently (1-2 times or more/year. If you have frequent yeast infections, your doctor should check you’re blood & urine cultures to see if you’re Diabetic, as this type of bacteria is more frequently experienced by diabetic women). Any abnormal infection/disease may cause you to have an abnormal white (or sometimes it remains clear) discharge that may or may not have a strong ‘fishy’ odor (this is usually a sign of Trichomoniasis, but can originate from other causes, such as unintentionally leaving in a tampon or other female product & forgetting about for quite awhile). The labia (the 2 sets of skin folds that are part of the external genitalia along with the clitoris & urethra) may also itch &/or burn (sometimes intensely) or not. This is why women need to familiarize themselves with their own bodies, so that they know what is normal or not abnormal for THEIR OWN individual bodies. Importantly, some things will be perfectly normal for your body, but not for another woman’s body (see below for examples), so comparing notes with a friend or going online to chat boards can cause unnecessary worry & are often the conduit of misinformation (as in this ‘blue waffle’ myth) & misdiagnosis & bad recommendations. You might also want to examine your anatomy from time to time using a 3-10X mirror to familiarize yourself with not only your anatomy, but to check out any concerns you might have – don’t be embarrassed to do this; lock your bedroom or bathroom door & explore freely). If you suspect something isn’t normal for you or you have symptoms of anything not normal for you, it’s certainly best to be seen by a gynecologist (& the sooner the better to prevent the spread of infection to areas further up the reproductive tract & the cause of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, often called PID, which can be a VERY painful & is a very serious condition that can potentially cause sterility from scarring in the reproductive organs, causing infertility problems in future, or can even necessitate a hysterectomy. Undiagnosed & untreated PID can even lead to sepsis, which is when bacteria invade your blood & circulatory system & can shut down the major organs, leading to imminent death if not treated immediately in the ER/hospital setting. I don’t think you want to risk your health or life by listening to a person who isn’t a trained medical professional, do you really? It’s also important to keep regular yearly (at least) appointments with your OB-GYN to make sure you don’t have any any asymptomatic infections/ disease or other concerns. Your OB-GYN will perform tests to determine what exactly is causing your BV or infection. It could be as simple as an easily treated yeast infection or it could be Trichomoniasis, a more serious infection & classified as a STD, or a urinary tract Infection (commonly referred to an an UTI); these are all treated very differently. So, going to the grocery store or pharmacy to buy an OTC (over-the-counter) product will often make your infection worse than it was initially in that it can further throw off the balance of good vs. bad bacteria, increasing the proliferation of the infective bacteria or it could be a virus, which cannot be treated by OTC products & are not only communicable (STD’s), but have the potential to be very serious if not treated (as mentioned above as PID), & could be a complete waste of your time & money; if symptoms initially seem to get better after using an OTC product inappropriately, they could come back with a vengeance because the treatment was not for the cause of your particular infection/disease at the time; don’t assume that just because symptoms are ‘similar’ to a infection you’v Had before that it is necessarily the same type of infection. That’s why it’s imperative to be examined by a medical professional who has access to the specialized lab tests you need every time. OB-GYNs specialize in the female sexual & reproductive anatomy & the causes & treatment of diseases, infections & abnormalities thereof.

    The picture shown in the article above of the blue- hued vaginal area is caused by an application of Gentian Blue, a dye sometimes used to treat certain types of vaginalinfections. There is also a purple colored vaginal suppository that is sometimes, but rarely, prescribed to treat infections, which are usually treated with a 1-7 day prescription cream (not always the kind you can get OTC, but requiring a prescription) that is deposited into the vagina using a plastic plunger type applicator included in the cream package (some creams come with an applicator for each day of treatment, while some packages come with only one, in which case it’s important to thoroughly wash & let air-dry the applicator daily well before use – I recommend doing this immediately after use).

    After clearing up an infection, it’s important to restore the natural balance of bacterial flora in the vaginal vault. A few BV infections are cleared up just up by restoring the bacterial balance of the vaginal flora, depending on the type of infection & in this instance requires a prescription cream from the pharmacy. Your doctor will do an exam, order lab tests (blood, urine, vaginal swab) that will be reviewed to make an informed diagnosis & will prescribe the proper treatment for your type of infection or BV. But if not, taking oral pre- & pro-biotics on a daily schedule (not just after having BV or a yeast infection) is a good way to restore & maintain flora balance after a treated vaginal infection (or any other type of infection you have that requires taking an antibiotic, which can do major damage to the balance of bacterial flora in the gut, bowel, vaginal & urinary tract, which is why it’s very common to have some type of infection after taking antibiotics for any kind of bodily infection).

    Hygiene, of course, is important, but showering ‘immediately’ after intercourse (as I’ve read on some ‘blue waffle disease’ sites) isn’t necessary, while urinating after intercourse (you’ll probably feel that urge anyway) is recommended to flush out any unwanted bacteria that may come in contact with your urethra (that tiny hole above your vaginal opening that you pee through – & not the clitoris, as some uninformed people think they do). It’s important, too, to wipe from front to back to prevent fecal bacteria (E. Choli) from infecting either orifice. It’s NEVER necessary to douche as the female reproductive system is a self-cleaning one (that’s what the clear discharge you get is doing – washing away dead cells, bacteria & sperm. The thickness & quantity (& sometimes color, going from a clear to creamy white – but not a cottage cheese consistency, which is often a symptom of a yeast infection) of the discharge changes, depending on your hormonal cycle, & the discharge is usually thinner mid-cycle to facilitate sperm up the reproductive tract when ovulation & pregnancy occur. So there’s no need to wonder & worry when your discharge is thicker or thinner or of a slightly different color that then becomes clear again several days afterwards. The amount of discharge also can change throughout your menstrual cycle, being more copious (plentiful) during pregnancy when your hormones are high vs. less plentiful during menopause, which is why lubricants are recommended for a more comfortable sexual experience. Discharge can also be copious immediately after intercourse since some women actually experience a female ejaculation with their climax. This is perfectly normal & your partner can usually tell you if you ejaculate or not with climax during oral sex. Once again, this is perfectly normal in women.

    And although I certainly advocate the use of condoms for prevention of sexual disease, I must tell you that this method of disease protection isn’t 100% effective; use of a female condom will work better to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases [particularly Herpes, HPV, Syphillis (if a blister, wart or chancre is in contact with unprotected skin) &Crabs (live that are passed from 1 person to another & make the external pubic hair their own; you will be able to notice all of these on your partner usually, but it’s important to discuss sexually transmitted diseases with your partner BEFORE becoming sexually active with him/her] or infections much, much better, but the female condom still isn’t 100% effective I must warn you.

    Condoms don’t always do as great a job of preventing pregnancy as other barriermethods or oral/implant hormonal methods can (talk about your options with your OB-GYN for the pros & cons of various contraceptive methods) because they often break during intercourse, due mainly by not wearing the condom properly. Men & women should be instructed in the proper method to put on a condom before any sexual activity takes place. It’s also important to protect your oral health during oral sex by either having your partner wear a condom & by using an oral dam during oral sex.

    I hope this information is helpful in dispelling & demystizing the truths of STDs (especially the mythical ‘blue waffle disease’), & once again I want to tell you that Blue Waffle Disease is a popular urban MYTH that unfortunately preys upon young women & men to perpetuate the myth of the ‘dirty vagina’ & to perpetuate patriarchal notions of ‘proper’ behavior for women. It’s time that women stood up for themselves regarding their sexual health & pleasure & educate themselves about their bodies. Be proud of the wonderful body given you & explore & revel in your sexuality & the power of women in society!

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