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Doctor insights on: Aspergers Poor Hygiene

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Are UTIs' caused only by poor hygiene?

Are UTIs' caused only by poor hygiene?

Sometimes: while it is true that the bacteria have to get there from somewhere and while we know that poor hygiene can increase your risk of getting a UTI, sometimes it can be unavoidable. women are more likely to get UTIs because there is a shorter distance from the bacteria to the bladder, and pregnant women are more likely to have slow flow so bacteria collect more easily. ...Read more

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Are schizophrenics usually filthy with poor hygiene?

Are schizophrenics usually filthy with poor hygiene?

No: Schizophrenics are a diverse group of individuals. There are many types. It is a devastating brain disease. With treatment, some schizophrenics can be quite functional and would exercise good hygiene and self-care. Without treatment, they can be a very dysfunctional group with minimal, if any, social interactions and high rates of suicide. ...Read more

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Why is poor hygiene associated to animal dandruff, but not to human dandruff.?

Why is poor hygiene associated to animal dandruff, but not to human dandruff.?

Hygiene and Dandruff: Many people have the misconception that if you don't wash your hair every day, it will lead to dandruff. However, dandruff is not caused by a lack of washing or poor hygiene. Dandruff is caused by an abundance of oil that becomes infected with a yeast called malassezia, which is naturally found on the scalp, in turn creating inflammation and flaking. ...Read more

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I am wondering why poor hygiene causes diseases?

Common sense: Would tell you that poor hygiene can cause bacteria and viruses to grow where they should not good hygiene involves keeping your self clean , and brushing your teeth, etc. Who would not want to do that ! ...Read more

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What illness does poor hygiene cause in modern cities?

What illness does poor hygiene cause in modern cities?

Dental Decay: Poor dental hygiene relates to higher rates of cardiovascular desease and stroke. The simmering, low grade gum infection or gingivitis activates a body wide inflammatory reaction. The inflammatory cells and its immune chemicals will target tissue away from the teeth too. The small vessels of the heart and brain are affected long term causing heart disease and stroke. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a warning at work for "poor hygiene".?

What to do if i got a warning at work for "poor hygiene".?

Clean Yourself Up: This commonly means that you do not appear to be very clean, and possibly smell bad. Look at your daily personal hygiene habits. How often do you bathe/shower/wash your hair/shave (men)/shave legs(women). Are your clothes clean. Are your fingernails clean. Do you use deodorant. Are your teeth clean. If unsure, ask someone close to you. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can poor hygiene cause BV?

Can poor hygiene cause BV?

Good question: because no one is 100% certain. Common sense would suggest "yes", but I am unaware of any study that has proven this. Since BV/VB is not an "outside" infection, but an overgrowth or imbalance of "normal" vaginal flora, it is still mysterious what brings it on. Poor hygiene seems logical, but "excessive" hygiene - douching, for example may cause it too. Hope this helps you. ...Read more

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Is poor hygiene a sign of schizophrenia?

Is poor hygiene a sign of schizophrenia?

Yes: Often times and in severe cases, a person with schizophrenia who is actively psychotic may completely ignore their personal hygiene as well as other important activities of daily life. ...Read more

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What infections are caused by poor hygiene?

Nonspecific : That is a very vague question and a very difficult one to answer. In general having poor hygiene exposes all of your body to more bacteria which could lead to more frequent infections. ...Read more

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Herpes, jeans rubbing, poor hygiene, why raw down there?

Herpes, jeans rubbing, poor hygiene, why raw down there?

Herpes: Herpes causes painful lesions to the vagina, including the labia and within the vagina. Keep yourself as clean as you can, as it will certainly impact how you feel. ...Read more

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What is the typical day care illness in the first year. My son has been sick since day care 10 mo-18 mo. Typical or poor hygiene?

What is the typical day care illness in the first year. My son has been sick since day care 10 mo-18 mo.  Typical or poor hygiene?

Fairly typical: Kids in day care can have a new cold every month. Ultimately this is a good thing (so long as they're otherwise healthy) as the broad exposure to different viruses and "germs" helps their immune system to develop as it should - robust and able to handle lots of stuff later on. Kids who are raised in "sterile" surroundings often end up having problems like asthma and lots of allergies. ...Read more

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What causes poor hygiene? Is it depression or something else?

Poor hygiene: People who are depressed may stop caring about themselves and motivation levels may drop so low that they stop taking care of basics like hygiene. When this occurs, it is usually a red flag that medical intervention really is needed. ...Read more