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Does Poor Hygiene Cause Impetigo
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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HYDROCORTISONE: Hydrocortisone creams sometimes makes fungal infections worse. If you are sure it's a fungal infection (how do you know?), then an otc cream like lotrimin (clotrimazole) or Monistat applied twice daily might help. Also no soaps; use gentle cleansers like cetaphil or neutrogena. If no better in a few days, see a dermatologist. Best luck! ...Read more
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
Absolutely: Infection and inflammation in the mouth does not remain in the mouth. Anything that enters the bloodstream can be carried to all parts of the body. There are some very nasty bacteria in a mouth with disease, and these can be devastating in other areas of the body. The heart is a particularly susceptible organ as are prosthetic joints. Get clean and stay clean. See your Dentist. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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