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Personal Hygiene Activities For Adults
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
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 hygiene: This is the patient who, for whatever reason does not bathe, brush teeth, or groom him/herself in any way. ...Read more
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
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
In many ways: Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/107811-consequences-poor-personal-hygiene/Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Follow up: Follow his or her recommendations. Unfortunately, you did not include any details about your condition. ...Read more
My husband has developed a rash all over his body without changing his personal hygiene routine or diet. What could this be?
Itching above clitoris and between external and internal (red/irritated). All tests neg and changed all personal hygiene products. What could it be?
Yes you can: Yes you can and you should.Get a more detailed answer ›
My partner has a slight cut on his foreskin and its not healing. Its also sore to pull back. Personal hygiene is good.
Is cleaning out your ears important? Why is it important if it is? And is it apart 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
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
Not usually: Only one "cold sore" type can appear on the tongue, and that is herpes. As this is a virus, something has to set it off or allow it to occur. If your poor hygiene is a reflection of you being run-down and your immune system being weakened, then it is possible. But typically we do not see a frequency of herpes on the tongue due to poor hygiene. Hope you get things cleaned up. Good Luck. ...Read more
An adult suffers from insomnia for reasons unknown to the medical profession, who already practices good sleep hygiene, what's safe to take nightly?
Melatonin: Alerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ( (Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis), St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) & are herbs which can aid with sleep ...Read more
I have adult acne. I use good hygiene, eat healthy, and exercise. Is there anything else (or more specific) I can do with my lifestyle to reduce it?
Diet, supplements: Avoid sugar, simple carbs, and substitute lactose free milk. Some people are sensitive to sugar. In addition nutritional supplements containing zinc and niacinamide are helpful. A hern which works well for acne is gugulipid. If these. Changes are not enough, prescription creams ay be necessary from your dermatologist. ...Read more
If adult wears/wets diapers by choice 24/7 for months/years, will urinary incontinence eventually result? Any other worries if careful with hygiene?
How to educate someone with bad personal hygienes? What information can I share to help promote good hygienes?
Check out the useful: Tips below regarding good personal hygiene. This may be a tall order for you to say discreetly tell your friend about her smelly nature. Best wishes! Http://www. Ehow. Com/list_6928308_good-personal-hygiene-tips. Html#page=0 http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/89873-tips-good-personal-hygiene/. ...Read more
Mental Hygiene: Mental hygiene is the study of the development of healthy mental and emotional habits, attitudes, and behavior and the prevention of mental illness. Another is: the branch of psychiatry that deals with the science and practice of maintaining and restoring mental health, and of preventing mental disorder through education, early treatment, and public health measures. It's best to start early! ...Read more
Here's a reference on the history of the term, "mental hygiene":
http://www. Jhsph. Edu/departments/mental-health/about/origins. Html
mental hygiene is the set of practices conducive to the preservation of mental health. Those practices have changed over the years, but taking care of physical health, meditation, socializing, taking time for gratitude, etc. Might all be mental hygiene practices. ...Read more
Huge: Mental hygiene covers all those practices helping us to have good physical and mental health. Therefore, things like structuring the day so that is not too overwhelming, journaling, sleeping adequately etc, can be considered both preventive and curative measures ...Read more
Hand washing: Good & frequent hand washing is HUGE regarding not passing germs. All you need is water (warm is good) and soap. Need to scrub all surfaces well (at least as long as singing the ABC song). Rinse well. Lack of adequate hand washing is the cause for spread of many types of germs. ...Read more