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Personal Hygiene Chart For Kids
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 ›
Follow up: Follow his or her recommendations. Unfortunately, you did not include any details about your condition. ...Read more
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
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 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.
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
Similar to adults.: Children should brush their teeth twice daily. Floss and mouth rinse when older enough to understand. Children should shower at least 3 times weekly. Changing clothes and undergarments daily is important. Proper use of toilet and cleaning themselves after using the toilet, Hand washing after using the toilet or when hands are dirty. ...Read more
No. Play with dirt.: Manufacturers do not have the purchase power and therefore cannot condemn. Hand sanitizer has a place in many situations and has been shown to be effective in situations where handwashing isn't available. It is true however that we have to encourage kids to exercise more, be outside more, play more & get dirty more instead of watching tv and playing inside video games. Engage with nature! ...Read more
I have set in dirt on my back and neck from neglected hygiene when I was a kid. Though I regularly wash now, it won't seem to come off. What can I use?
Start early: Don't hesitate to start cleaning your baby's gums when your baby is an infant. Certainly once teeth erupt, they should be cleaned twice per day. When the child becomes more independent, let him/her play with the toothbrush and follow up with a "real cleaning" yourself. Also model good behavior: if your child sees you brushing twice a day, he/she is more likely to want to do the same! ...Read more
I'm 19 with good hygiene but work with kids and find myself itching and taking out pinworms at nights how do I stop this annoyance?
Oh my: Pinworms must be treated with a prescription anti-parasitic if present, so a doctors visit is a must to take care of this problem. You can help your dr diagnose pinworms with clear scotch tape. On 3 mornings before your appointment, first thing in the morning stick a 1 inch piece of scotch tape directly to your anus, peel it off and keep it in a plastic bag. Your doc can look for eggs/worms. ...Read more
One they like: Getting your kids in the habit of proper brushing (and flossing) is extremely important at an early age. Use minimal amount of toothpaste especially at an early age. Make if fun and not a chore. Actual technique is more important than the toothpaste itself. Good eating habits is equally important. Which toothpaste used is the least important factor regarding good dental hygiene. ...Read more
I have set in dirt on my neck I’ve had it since I can remember... I know it is dirt from poor hygiene as a kid?
Dirt washes off. You may have acanthosis nigricans. It looks like dirty skin but is a finding that is associated with insulin resistance- a pre-diabetic State. Ask you doctor to check a glucose /insulin ratio and if abnormal you may benefit from metformin Plus diet and exercise.
Why dose my kids and I breath smell like boiled egg, despite having good oral hygiene. We visit our dentist regularly
GI/Digestion issue?: You may not have a bad breath issue from your oral care, but from your digestive tract. Your stomach produces sulfuric acid for the digestion process, do that sulfur smell may be a symptom of a different problem. Make an appointment and see your medical doctor to be sure! ...Read more
What do you recommend if I had the hardest time maintaining good dental hygiene, how to help children brush their teeth right?
Good for you: Set aside same time twice every day and have a mandatory family brush-in. Brush 2 fill minutes by the clock (or play a song) with pea sized portion of fluoridated toothpaste on soft toothbrush. Daily flossing or use of Water Pik is mandatory. Fluoride mouthwash helpful. Best advice ask your Dentist/hygienist to create a personalized oral care program for your family. ...Read more
I have bad breath and it's due to me never brushing my teeth as a kid. For past 1.5 years I have vasty improved my hygiene but still suffer from bad breath, usually 1 hour after brushing my teeth it appears? How can I rule out underlying causes? I've trie
Bad breath: Problems with bad breath (hallatosis) can be related to oral hygiene (i.e., caries, periodontal disease, insufficient saliva) or due to general medical problems such as sinusitis, gastric reflux, diabetes etc. Smoking is a major cause of bad breath. Recommend starting with a dental evaluation. If that doesn’t turn up the cause – then recommend evaluation by your physician. Take care. ...Read more
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
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