I was talking with a couple of friends recently and something brought up the toilet infection topic. I actually found out that people were still having infections regularly and I was thinking in my head like I haven’t even had one episode of toilet infection in years, my last episode was like in secondary school that I remember and am actually not exaggerating this, so I thought to myself maybe I should just share my secrets so I came up with a few.
Rule number 1
Don’t trust any toilet. Always have it at the back of your mind any toilet can give you infection so don’t sit on it. I really don’t care how neat and beautiful that toilet is I never sit on it except my toilet at home. You really never know what the last user is carrying.
Rule number 2
Understand the workings of your vulva area (the vulva is the outer part of the vagina that you see and feel). Know how your vulva reacts to moisture In the presence or absence of pubic hairs. Some people get uncomfortable when moisture is present on the panties and some don’t even feel it at all and with continuous retention of moisture your vaginal bacteria can decide to turn against you and end up with an infection.
Rule number 3
If you do have to sit on the toilet seat you need to ensure you have an antiseptic and lots of toilet paper. You clean the toilet seat with tissue and antiseptic, then baptize the water in the toilet with antiseptics, for example, Dettol (okay am exaggerating with baptizing just a cap or two is adequate). Ensure you pour from the sides into the toilet like how you pour harpic into the toilet when you want to wash it.
Then you line the toilet with toilet paper you put it in such a way that the uppermost part of the toilet paper is above the water (this prevents the splashing of water to your vulva area) the toilet paper literally cushions the fall of the feces.
Rule number 4
Try to train your bladder don’t just pee anywhere or open up your vulva to any toilet. The heat from some toilets can actually give you an infection so try to avoid them as much as possible. But if it is an emergency always have your tissue even if you can’t have access to any antiseptics. Toilet papers should be your best friend.
Rule number 5
Avoid consistent use of antibiotics. They are not friendly to your vaginal bacteria, antibiotics would kill both the friendly and offensive bacteria so antibiotics make you prone to even the mildest form of bacteria and cause an infection.
Use only when necessary. If you are pregnant you know you should avoid antibiotics except it was prescribed by your doctor and be sure your doctor knows you are pregnant so the safe antibiotics are prescribed.
The rules above would definitely work if you follow them but you also need to have some form of hygiene you practice because a lack of proper hygiene can also cause infection.
I hope these tips have been useful, share any tips to survive Lagos toilets without infections would love to hear from you.
This should work for school hostel toilets as well shey
yes, perfectly works for school hostels toilets.