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Blue Waffles-A misnomer for a grubby state

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Upon reading the title, Blue Waffles, it certainly crosses one mind what is it about blue (berry) waffles that have urged the author to take up the topic. The thing is, it is not a culinary topic, but rather it is a term to describe a disease of the vagina in women that arises because of unhygienic sexual practices.

Well, however repulsively and unpleasantly the disease is related to a gastronomic item, the condition is not defined in the medical field by any term whatsoever. This fact has made the so-called disease a controversial topic since you cannot find any piece of information on Blue Waffles on any reputed medical site. Nonetheless, an attempt is made to gather data on the subject matter to get a better insight and awareness about it.

Blue Waffles, the disease

A fairly new topic, Blue Waffles is a sexually transmitted disease that seems to affect women only but rare incidences were observed in men too. The description of the disease is reported in women’s vagina, which begins with signs and symptoms similar to vaginitis in women. It is called a blue disease because it results in blue discoloration of the vagina and labial folds. A waffle is a slang term for women’s vagina thus the name.

The disease is termed as a severe form of vaginitis with a smelly discharge. The blue discoloration of the labial folds may be attributed to bruising of the underlying tissue; the severity of the disease ascends with more intense color (purple to black).

Etiology of Blue Waffles disease

The disease is said to arise due to unsafe, unhygienic and promiscuous sexual practices. When such a practice is superadded with an infectious attack, either an active or chronic one, the condition deteriorates to take the form of Blue Waffle disease.

The main culprit behind the Blue Waffle disease is quoted as bacteria, but not identified as a definite strain. The reason behind the undiagnosed bacterial strain for the specific STD is that Blue Waffles is said to be caused by ‘multiple strains of mutated bacteria’.

There are no past research references or any study research in the present, cited to reveal the causative organism of Blue Waffle disease. Therefore, a secure reply to a query regarding the contributing microorganism cannot be given at this stage but future research may come up with an answer.

Signs and symptoms of the Blue Waffles disease

Blue Waffle disease is characterized by

  • Blue discoloration of vagina and the surrounding labial folds correspond to severe form of the condition
  • Itch of the specific part along with swelling
  • Vaginal discharge that is smelly
  • Foul odor of the private part
  • Burning sensation or pain in the vagina
  • Limitation of movement of lower limbs
  • A painful intercourse and micturition (urination)

The infection usually appears similar to a case of vaginitis that presents with pain and itch in the vagina with painful intercourse and urination. There may be changes in color, amount, and the smell of discharge from the vagina with bleeding in severe cases. Therefore, the Blue Waffle disease, if it exists, can be very difficult to diagnose apart from vaginitis.

Blu Waffle disease can be accompanied by some other symptoms of inflammatory nature as

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain and pain in the lower extremities
  • Insomnia
  • Irregularities of menstrual flow

Individuals at-risk of developing the disease

The incidence of developing the Blue Waffles disease is high in certain individuals

  • Patients suffering from low immunity as HIV infection, after chemotherapy, certain cancers and metabolic disorders as diabetes etc
  • Individuals living in unhygienic environment with lack of basic health facilities as clean water and sanitation
  • Individuals with unhealthy and unhygienic sanitary habits
  • Individuals involved in unhygienic sexual practices involving sex toys, multiple sex partners at one time etc
  • Individuals on unbalanced diet ( lack of vitamins and minerals, dehydration, excess of alcohol use or victims of drug abuse) which makes them prone to catch an infection easily
  • Individuals with mental stress and insomnia that makes them casual about their personal hygiene

Diagnosis of Blue Waffles

As mentioned earlier, the differential diagnosis of Blue Waffles disease from a case of vaginitis is tricky since the causative agent of Blue Waffle disease is not known either. However, following examination may help

  • A pelvic examination may provide detail information about the extent of damage to the organs
  • Pap smear or a vaginal smear to recognize the causative organism and plan a line of therapy against it

Treatment line for Blue Waffles disease

Treatment for the Blue Waffles disease follows the same line of therapy as vaginitis. If a proper diagnosis of the bacterial contamination is recognized, the antibacterial therapy should follow the specified course against it. If a superadded yeast infection is suspected, topical Clotrimazole or a suppository should do the job. For localized bacterial growth, your doctor may prescribe metronidazole (Flagyl) tablets that you take by mouth or metronidazole (Metrogel) gel or clindamycin (Cleocin) cream that you apply to your vagina.

Whatever the course of drugs the doctor prescribes, some of the general precautions to be taken up are

  • Prevention is always a step ahead of cure, therefore safe sex practices with special consideration to hygiene are important part of therapy
  • Local hygiene of the vaginal area is an obligation for every woman for her own sake
  • Any kind of bacterial infection prevails in warm and moist environment, thus keeping your vagina clean and dry would get the job half done
  • Keep your undergarments in cotton wear to allow for better aeration of the area and avoid use of too harsh a fabric or too tight one
  • Keep your bodily systems enriched with anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals to stay at the top of your immunity levels
  • Maintain proper diet
  • Avoid stress by taking up some kind of exercise regime
  • A six to seven hours sleep would do wonders for ducking any kind of disease including Blue Waffles
  • Prompt treatment of any kind of vaginal infection would save time, money and discomfort

Our conclusion about the Blue Waffles disease

Is Blue Waffle a disease in the true sense or just hype created for no reason? Let us analyze the available facts

  • From the data gathered, there are no statistical figures recorded for the Blue Waffles disease
  • The causative microorganism is not identified as factual entity
  • The signs and symptoms of the disease are too similar to vaginitis, a local infection of vagina, to be labeled as a separate disease term
  • Likewise, the treatment and precautions for Blue Waffles is the same as for a case of vaginitis
  • The medical field has not yet recognized Blue Waffles as some kind of concern

Rather, a representative of the medical field has quite the opposite statement, according to Dr. Amy Whitaker, an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology at the University of Chicago Hospital 

“There is no disease known as “blue waffle disease,” in the medical world. There is no disease that causes a blue appearance on the external genitalia. I had never heard of this until you wrote to our section…and asked about it. The common belief among medical professionals with whom I have spoken or e-mailed about this is that it is a hoax; the picture and “fake” disease used to lure people into some web site.

The picture itself is disturbing. It does appear to have some ‘photoshopping’ effects in its vivid blue tint on some of the versions I have seen. It is also possible that a bluish appearance to external genitalia could be from bruising, which could result from force, most likely from a sexual assault. I cannot say, obviously, if that were the case here, but bruising certainly would not be bright blue. No STDS cause external bruising. Additionally, there appear to be one or two lesions, which could be an STD of some sort (for example, a herpes lesion), although it is certainly not clear from the picture. It even appears that there might be some sort of laceration on her right labia, a “cut” of sorts, but again it is unclear. That could also be from a force, or it could be an STD that presents with a lesion on the vulva…”

 

Some other evidence regarding Blue Waffles can be found on this link

 

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/04/trenton_councilwoman_falls_pre.html

The final say on the Blue Waffle disease is; keep your privates clean and your habits healthy to avoid any kind of vaginal infection lest it reaches the stage to be labeled as Blue Waffles

 

 

 

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