Blue Waffle disease…the term itself sounds almost too unlikely to believe, almost like some sort of made-up condition. But Blue Waffle disease is very real indeed, and its effects can be very bothersome and distressing.

What is Blue Waffle Disease?

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Blue Waffle disease is a condition that affects the vagina, causing itching, swelling, and irritation, and causes the area to take on a bluish tinge. It is because of this latter effect that the disease was given its name, ‘waffle’ being an unflattering slang term for ‘vagina’. The characteristic color of the vagina in fact makes the disease fairly easy to diagnose.  Women afflicted with the condition also experience an unpleasant-smelling vaginal discharge.

The worldwide medical establishment has yet to officially recognize Blue Waffle disease. For this reason, a doctor may not refer to your condition by this name, even if you exhibit all the characteristic symptoms. Blue Waffle disease can affect both men and women, although the condition most commonly occurs in women. The condition primarily affects the urogenital tract.

Causes of Blue Waffle Disease

Blue Waffle disease commonly occurs as a result of sexual contact with an infected person, or the use of unsanitary objects and articles of clothing. Because very little is currently known about the disease, it can be difficult to determine its actual cause, and the most appropriate course of treatment for dealing with it.

Some of the symptoms of Blue Waffle disease can look remarkably similar to those of vaginitis. Those affected may also experience significant swelling and discomfort in the vaginal area. In addition, Blue Waffle disease causes a much more alarming appearance, with the labia, clitoris, and the outside and inside of the vagina taking on a distinctively bluish hue. The area may also be marked by the appearance of bluish elongated welts. It is the distinctive bluish color of the area that clearly differentiates Blue Waffle disease from other disease that affect the vaginal area.

Like many other diseases of its kind, Blue Waffle disease is thought to be associated with a weakened immune system. When a person’s immune system is in a weakened state, the ability to fight off pathogens is severely hampered. Organisms that cause diseases such as Blue Waffle disease can then take this opportunity to invade the body.

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Blue Waffle disease is usually passed on during sex with an infected partner. It can also be caused by sharing implements or articles of clothing with someone who is infected. Even though neither partner is infected however, there is still the possibility of infection during unprotected sex. At the very least, neglecting to take necessary precautions can be a contributory factor to Blue Waffle disease, or aggravate an existing condition.

Other health conditions may also set the individual up for an infection, particularly those that cause irritation or abrasion in the walls of the vagina. In such cases, the minute tears serve as entry points by which the disease-causing bacteria can infect the person.

Blue Waffle Disease Prevention

Blue Waffle disease may be avoided by practicing proper hygiene and avoiding sex with infected people. Maintaining good overall health and proper nutrition will also ensure the immune system’s continued ability to prevent the disease.