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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Poor Personal Hygiene

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What are some causes of poor personal hygiene or neglect?

What are some causes of poor personal hygiene or neglect?

Changes in hygiene: If this is a change in behavior from usual, the person could be depressed -- showing little interest in, or energy to attend to, grooming. Another possibility is psychosis, because the person may be hearing voices telling him or her not to take baths -- or attention is distracted elsewhere. A third possibility is dementia. Please see your doctor for help getting to the bottom of these changes. ...Read more

Poor Personal Hygiene (Definition)

This is the patient who, for whatever reason does not bathe, brush teeth, or groom ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Poor personal hygiene?

What is the definition or description of: Poor personal hygiene?

Poor hygiene: This is the patient who, for whatever reason does not bathe, brush teeth, or groom him/herself in any way. ...Read more

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I have poor personal hygiene and I am fully aware that I do, yet I find it extremely difficult to change my habits. Thoughts?

I have poor personal hygiene and I am fully aware that I do, yet I find it extremely difficult to change my habits. Thoughts?

Personal hygiene: Some conditions like depression and others are associated with poor personal hygiene. You might consider a psychiatric or psychological evaluation to discuss your concerns. If you are dealing with a mental illness, it will be hard to change your personal habits without also treating your condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it true that poor personal hygiene may be beneficial to good health, as in creating a better immune system?

Is it true that poor personal hygiene may be beneficial to good health, as in creating a better immune system?

Untested: A current popular theory among some doctors is that we raise our children in too sterile and protected an environment. Because of this they are not exposed when very young to a variety of allergens which keeps the immune system healthy and focused. They then consider this might be the cause of some diseases later in life, especially asthma. ...Read more

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My Stepdaughter is experiencing poor personal hygiene, incontinence and holding bowel movements. The following also describes her: Leaking stool. ...

My Stepdaughter is experiencing poor personal hygiene, incontinence and holding bowel movements. The following also describes her: Leaking stool. ...

Stool retention: Stool retention is a common acquired disorder of elimination. It often starts early, after a kid has a hard or painful stool & tries to avoid going. Eventually the colon balloons out & emptying becomes ineffective. They often lose the ability to stop leaking & pass liquid stool that swirls around hard chunks. It often takes a pedi GI or developmental ped a year or more to straighten these kids out ...Read more

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Can I get a full in-depth hygiene and health checklist for women? (daily, monthly, yearly and throughout life — exercise, diet, and personal hygiene)

Can I get a full in-depth hygiene and health checklist for women? (daily, monthly, yearly and throughout life — exercise, diet, and personal hygiene)

Great question: That is a great question, but this is a limited answer forum. Make an appointment with a GYN MD who can take the time to provide you the answer that you are seeking as it involves a significant amount of time. ...Read more

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What personal. Hygiene should be done dail?

What personal. Hygiene should be done dail?

Many things: Wash daily with bathing or showering. Shampooing the hair should be done daily too, or at the least 3x/week. Hand washing is important before eating or handling food, and always after using the bathroom, brushing and flossing your teeth after meals is recommended and when you awake and go to sleep. Shaving areas and how often is a personal preference. ...Read more

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How can personal hygiene affect your physical health?

How can personal hygiene affect your physical health?

In many ways: http://www.livestrong.com/article/107811-consequences-poor-personal-hygiene/

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Is there a correlation between depression, appearance and personal hygiene?

Is there a correlation between depression, appearance and personal hygiene?

Sometimes when a : Person is severely impaired with depression, they may fail to take care of personal hygiene ; their appearance may not matter to them. ...Read more

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I recently went to the doctor for a personal hygiene reason, what to do?

I recently went to the doctor for a personal hygiene reason, what to do?

Follow up: Follow his or her recommendations. Unfortunately, you did not include any details about your condition. ...Read more

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My husband has developed a rash all over his body without changing his personal hygiene routine or diet. What could this be?

My husband has developed a rash all over his body without changing his personal hygiene routine or diet. What could this be?

See a dermatologist: Rashes are rarely due to hygiene or diet factors. There are several hundred other aspects to such a rash. You are foolish to consider any course except to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is cleaning out your ears important? Why is it important if it is? And is it a part of personal hygiene? What happens if you don't clean your ears?

Is cleaning out your ears important? Why is it important if it is? And is it a part of personal hygiene? What happens if you don't clean your ears?

Ear cleaning: There is an adage that you only should use your elbows to clean your ears. In normal circumstances ear wax exits the ear spontaneously and is a form of natures ear cleaning. Q tips more often push the wax in (which normally comes out) and exacerbates circumstances of ear wax impaction. Home remedies of peroxide and baby oil may be helpful to those individuals who are prone to dry hard wax ...Read more

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My partner has a slight cut on his foreskin and its not healing. Its also sore to pull back. Personal hygiene is good.

My partner has a slight cut on his foreskin and its not healing. Its also sore to pull back. Personal hygiene is good.

See my remark: Your partner has a tight foreskin "phimosis"
The cut will heal with hygienic mearures + use topical antibiotic oitment.
If this is a recurrent event, see a urologist...circumcision may be considered ...Read more

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I am wondering why poor hygiene causes diseases?

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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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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