What Is “Blue Waffle” Disease? Clinical Definition & Epidemiology

Disclaimer: Blue Waffles disease is an Internet hoax that originated in 2012. The content published below (text and images) is for information purpose only. We advise you to seek your doctor’s help in case you notice the similar infection.

Dealing with new and rare forms of diseases is burdensome. It is ill-fated by the lack of proper medicines and treatments.

If you’ve looked up on the internet for bizarre disease names, there’s a high chance of this disease topping the list.

The name “Blue Waffle” sounds quite strange for a disease. But then again we’ve medical conditions such as the foreign accent syndrome, water allergy and Pica (a condition that urges you to eat non-edibles).

Blue Waffle disease is widely unpopular, and the odds of you hearing about it before 2015 are quite high. Most of us don’t even know if this disease exists.

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While we wonder what a Blue Waffle disease is, medical researchers and scientists across the world are working towards confirming the existence of this disease.


What Is Blue Waffle Disease Anyway?

According to a website, the name “Blue Waffle” is a condition where female genitalia develops bluish dots accompanied by a burning sensation. These dots grow around the vaginal area and start to itch uncontrollably.

Medical journals don’t consider Blue Waffles as a real disease. There are several cases around the world that are indicative of Blue Waffle being a real disease.

Some websites are also expressing how this disease is fictional and has been a product of made-up stories made viral over the internet.

This holds true, considering how millions of people are searching for “Blue Waffle disease” on Google and other search engines.

Currently, there’s no clinical evidence to back the existence of Blue Waffle diseases. But the name of this disease has certainly struck the curiosity of netizens and people, in general.

While some websites claim it to be a virus-induced infection, the buzzword “Blue Waffle” has certainly spread like a viral internet phenomenon.

Related Reading: What Causes Blue Waffles Disease in Women?


Blue Waffle Disease: Clinical Definition

It certainly appears that the name of this disease associates it to the popular breakfast. Belgian waffles are widely consumed as breakfast items across the globe.

To define this disease, let’s carry out a breakdown of its name.

“Blue”

The first part of this disease’s name indicates a color. These dots developing on the vagina are pegged to be bluish in color.

Some women, who claim to suffer from this disease, say that the dots are red at the initial stage. As the condition progresses, they become bluish and eventually black.

“Waffle”

If you look at some of the graphic images of this disease put up on the internet, they barely resemble the delicious dish made from battered dough.

The term “waffle” indicates the appearance of bluish dots on the vagina.

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The itching may cause these dots to grow over the vaginal area. So, the overall appearance of the infected area may look similar to a bluish, disfigured waffle.


Blue Waffle Disease: Epidemiology (Unconfirmed)

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You may not find a clinical definition or the accurate epidemiology of Blue Waffle disease in any medical journal.

Symptoms of Blue Waffles disease are similar to that of common vaginal infections such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.

Data statistics on STIs by the WHO reveal – more than one million of such infections are acquired to individuals every day across the world.

STIs impact the sexual and reproductive health of close to 300 million women worldwide. Several surveys prove that more than 60 percent of the sample population has never heard of the Blue Waffle disease.

Secondly, there is no clinical evidence of this disease, which means no person has officially died of Blue Waffle disease. Without any data to prove, the epidemiology of the Blue Waffle disease remains un-established.


What Is Blue Waffle Disease For Netizens?

For something that has no proof of existence, the Blue Waffle disease is quite like a Black Hole (space phenomenon).

Over the recent past, this disease has grabbed the attention millions of Internet users, and many of them have monetized this sense of mystery by adding unsupported content.

Women are becoming curious over this non-existent infection, and are spending money over nothing.

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Fake medicines, bogus treatments, and other unethical practices are promoting the Blue Waffle disease.

Unless a real and clinically-proven case of this rare and bizarre condition occurs in the coming years, most of the current buzz created by the Blue Waffle disease will wither away.

Time will tell the veracity of this Blue Waffle disease.


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