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Doctor insights on: Does Poor Hygiene Cause Impetigo

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Definition)

A bacterial skin infection ...Read more


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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.

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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.

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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!

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What types of mental illnesses cause poor hygiene?

Hygiene: Chronic illnesses with poor insight or poor cognition, such as schizophrenia or mood disorders or dementias.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can poor hygiene cause acne?

Can poor hygiene cause acne?

Yes: Acne is caused by many things (multifactorial) but one factor which can exacerbate acne is hygiene. Excess oiliness especially around the hairline (ie: sweating, long hair, using lots of hair products, etc.) can cause acne on the face, neck, shoulders, and back. Pulling the hair back, washing hair of oil and hair products before going to bed, washing immediately after working out can all help.

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Does poor hygiene cause acne?

Does poor hygiene cause acne?

Usually not a cause: Acne occurs when skin glands produce more oil, but the openings of the glands are blocked by little plugs of dead skin cells (comedones). Skin oils leak sideways into the skin, causing inflammation that brings in lots of white blood cells, forming a pustule. Not washing enough usually doesn't cause acne. Causes include hormonal changes, emotional stress, certain medicines, skin rubbing, etc...

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Does poor hygiene cause acne in teen boys?

Does poor hygiene cause acne in teen boys?

Probably: Poor hygiene contributes to clogged pores and high bacteria loads both of which are major contributors to development of acne.

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Can otitis media be caused by poor hygiene?

No: Otitis media is caused by bacteria, and are normally associated with colds. Poor hygiene will not cause ear infections.

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Could a vaginal infection be caused by a partner w/ poor hygiene?

Could a vaginal infection be caused by a partner w/ poor hygiene?

Male anatomy: Vaginal infections are caused by a partner, who at some point during his life acquired a sexually transmitted infection from a woman and then passes it on. Since the culprits harbor deeper in a man's genital tract (e.g., urine pipe or prostate glands) they cannot be reached with hygenic measures, but have to be treated with antibiotics (gonorrhea, chlamydia).

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How often on average are poor hygiene skills causes of urinary infection in women?

How often on average are poor hygiene skills causes of urinary infection in women?

Often: It is important to wipe after urination from front to back. Otherwise contamination can cause problems. Always try to urinate before and after sex as well.

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What are some underlying causes for poor hygiene, neglecting personal appearance, lethargy, and hypersomnia? I've had them my whole life

What are some underlying causes for poor hygiene, neglecting personal appearance, lethargy, and hypersomnia? I've had them my whole life

Major Depression: I feel empathy for your life. Commend yourself for concern about Health. Your symptoms indicate Depression. Do not be victim of your symptoms, do not feel helpless, and do not feel hopeless. Go to Grand Canyon National park to feel Beauty and Wonders of Nature; feel the inspiration. Believe in Healing Powers of your body. Daily Exercise See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for Depression