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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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What are some causes of poor personal hygiene or neglect?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
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

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
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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?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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Is it true that poor personal hygiene may be beneficial to good health, as in creating a better immune system?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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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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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
93M people helped
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What personal. Hygiene should be done dail?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
42M people helped
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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)

Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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)

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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How can personal hygiene affect your physical health?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Is there a correlation between depression, appearance and personal hygiene?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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Itching above clitoris and between external and internal (red/irritated). All tests neg and changed all personal hygiene products. What could it be?

Dr. Shahid Rafique
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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Itching above clitoris and between external and internal (red/irritated). All tests neg and changed all personal hygiene products. What could it be?

Yeast infection: Candidiasis (yeast) infection is the commonest female genital infection. Use of systemic or topical antibiotics predisposes to it. You may try otc topical yeast creams. If that does not help then you should see a gynecologist to rule out other conditions involving that area. ...Read more

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
22 years in practice
2M people helped
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I recently went to the doctor for a personal hygiene reason, what to do?

Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
22 years in practice
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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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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
6M people helped
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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?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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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?

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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