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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. ...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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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 types of mental illnesses cause poor hygiene?

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

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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... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Is BPH caused by poor hygiene around the genitals? Is BPH just nonbacterial prostatitis?

Is BPH caused by poor hygiene around the genitals? Is BPH just nonbacterial prostatitis?

No: BPH is not cause by poor hygeine or inflammation.It is a fibro-adeno-myoma. In simple layman terms it would be fair to call it a"benign growth" of the gland. ...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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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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Is acne due to poor hygiene?

Is acne due to poor hygiene?

Acne cause: Acne is not due to poor hygiene. It is generally accepted that acne develops due to build up of skin cells, oil (sebum) and bacteria in pores, which become infected. Cleansing skin too aggressively with harsh soaps and abrasives can irritate and inflame the skin making acne worse. Combination therapy includes gentle cleansing, topical or oral antibacterial therapy, moisturizing, sun protection, . ...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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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